Creating a childhood and opportunity for orphans in rural Uganda
Texas teens go all out for our Ugandan girls
The email came from out of the blue:
“Hello! My name is Lindsey Ballard and I am writing on behalf of my church, Brazos-Pointe Fellowship, in Lake Jackson, Texas. We have a small group of high school girls that meet every week.
Some of the organizers of Hope for Her
We have heard about the Blue House orphanage and would like to donate! We are putting on a huge benefit for the orphanage and hope to raise $10,000 to donate to the girls!”
The group was called Hope for Her. It sounded too good to be true! Tell us more, we asked. Lindsey replied:
“We are having a BBQ, a craft show, bake sale and a sand volleyball tournament!
We felt God telling us to raise money for an orphanage in Uganda and I looked up on Google and found you guys!! And yes we have seen the website. I printed out the info and pictures and made a poster to have at church and the event to tell people what exactly the Blue House is.”
The day of the BBQ, they also had a silent auction, sold jewelry, crosses, and crafts they’d made, and t-shirts. She estimated 500-600 people came.
Sand volleyball tournament
The BBQ was donated--half by a local restaurant, half by Lindsey's parents
A few months later, we received notice of certified mail from Texas at the post office. Inside, a cashier’s check for almost $8,000!
In an interview with Ms. Ballard, she said they’d never done a fundraiser before, but their hearts went out to the Blue House because the orphans were all girls, and they had so little.
The girls of Hope for Her: Lindsey Ballard, Sydney Perez, Emily Boyett, Katelyn Lowery, Kathie Sittion, Ashley Lopez, Kalena Cruethers, Abigail Stephens, Brittney Reber, Audrey Perez, Brenda Perez, Meredith Rogers, Rebecca Matula
Those girls in Uganda are so blessed to have friends like Hope for Her in Texas!
The silent auction
With the guys in the Logan Debose Band who played a free show