Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Giving Tuesday for Defeating AIDS in Uganda


After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, its Giving Tuesday in the charity world of non-profits seeking donations for their community projects in this season of sharing. 
December 1 is also World AIDS Day
Since 2007, WorldHope Corps has cared for AIDS orphans in Malawi and sponsored HIV/AIDS care-giving and prevention training in churches for thousands of pastors, lay leaders, and youth leaders. For four years we have sponsored a Uganda Youth Empower Project known as 
Games for the Goal!
Defeating HIV/AIDS in Uganda through
 Soccer, Testing and Education for Youth 

Last year, over 4,000 youth attended our annual soccer camp where they heard inspirational speakers, played in a soccer tournament, and received AIDS testing, counseling and education, and competed for the prize: "Baamu's Goat." 
This year's event is set for  January 2-6, 2016, and we hope to attract over 5,000 youth to the Games. We will need your help again to make it all happen.
Actor Gaius Charles (in Los Angeles) and Pastor Baamu Moses (in Jinja, Uganda) envisioned, designed and implemented this ambitious youth program which has transformed thousands of young lives. They are gifted men of God with deep Christian faith, and have inspired me over the years to help them realize their goals. 
On this Giving Tuesday coinciding with World AIDS Day, I invite you, and urge you, to make a contribution toward our $10,000 goal for GAMES for the Goal.  You can make a huge difference in the life of a young person who shows up to play soccer in Uganda and also finds an opportunity to improve their health and step up to the next level of success through recreation, education, and motivation.  
Here's a link to give online:   http://www.worldhopecorps.com/
or send a check to our new San Diego office and address:

WorldHope Corps, Inc.
PO Box 7688
San Diego, CA 92167
Thank you!

Michael J. Christensen, Founder

Gaius Charles II, Games for the Goal! Co-Founder and Senior Coordinator, holds a Master of Divinity from Drew Theological School. As an actor, social justice activist and Minister, Charles has extensive experience organizing and advocating for underserved communities domestically and internationally. He also initiated the pilot launch of Games for the Goal! after his first visit to Uganda as an associate trainer for the Communities of Shalom Ministry in 2011.  He is a skilled teacher, communicator and fundraiser. Charles is also proficient administrator and experienced in conventional and social media marketing. 
Baamu Moses, Games for the Goal! Co-Founder and Senior Director, District Leader, Namabu Council Executive Counselor, and Communities of Shalom Ministry (Uganda) Senior Organizer, has served as the chief supervisor and coordinator of the program since 2011. Moses is also a Minister and passionate advocate for social justice, asset based community development and HIV/AIDS prevention in Uganda and greater East Africa.