Dear Sponsors and my Friends,
Good afternoon. I just returned back from India recently (Last week of February 2011) on a 5 weeks mission trip for Uplift a Child International. During that time, I spent one week with my family members and the remaining 4 full weeks on our charity work. It was certainly a rewarding experience. I have a detailed report for you in the attachment or simply click on the webpage http://upliftachild.org/2012IndiaVisit.pdf
With my limited vacation time, I was able to accomplish a lot. I wish that more of you join me on these types of trips in the future. It is like a festival time for our children because all our programs are public events with a lot of visitors, government officials and important people who come and recognize our children and congratulate them for their hard work. It is certainly a rewarding experience for one and all and I recommend any one you to visit India during our events time to experience the happiness of our children.
I met most of your sponsored children and will be sending you those pictures in my next email to you individually.
Annual Sponsors Programs
Uplift a Child – Ukraine Annual Sponsors Program: We had our first sponsors program on 17th February, 2012 in Kiev hosted by Mr. & Mrs. Srinivas Polavarapu at Himalaya Restaurant. On the 18th February, we were invited by Sanskriti to present about Uplift a Child. I will be sending a detailed report on sponsors programs soon.
Uplift a Child – New Jersey Annual Sponsors Program: We had a wonderful sponsors program on 3rd March, 2012 at East Brunswick, NJ, USA – Hosted by Mahesh & Vani Dontamsetty at their residence. I will be sending a detailed report on sponsors programs soon.
Uplift a Child – Maryland Annual Sponsors Program: This is scheduled for 12th May, 2012 at 7pm at my office at Discovery World Headquarters Building in Silver Spring, MD, USA. I sent an invitation to most of our sponsors living in the Washington DC metro area. Thanks to those who have already confirmed your attendance. For those who did not get a chance, please email me with your names.
These are wonderful events where you get to see how your money is used towards our children (presentation by Sam & team), get a chance to meet our Board of Directors, meet new people and connect with like-minded people as most of them are sponsors and well-wishers of good work.
This is also a gentle reminder for the existing sponsors to start sending their contribution for this year. This week is the last week for most of our children’s schools in India. The new school year will begin in the first week of June 2012. We are currently working with our local volunteer teams in taking measurements for the children to stitch school uniforms for 1400 children, get their measurements for shoes sizes, plan on buying books, school tie, school belt and other things so that they will have everything by the last week of May and be prepared for school admission in the first week of June 2012. If you are not sure on the amount to send, please email me and I will update you.
Thank you for your support in 2011. I cannot believe that we have 1400 children as of today and they are able to go to school because of our team effort. We are working hard to get new sponsors for the 200 new children this year.
Sam Vonumu’s Initiatives
Even though I’m not a businessman but was able to put my little ideas which will surely create some revenue and I will be donating 100% of everything to Uplift a Child. That way, we will have back up money whenever we did not get enough sponsors.
Websites Business: http://bestwebsites1.com/
Best Websites 1 creates professional and personal websites. We are specialized creating simple websites (less than 10 pages) for a flat rate of $500 ($300 goes for the webmaster and $200 will be donated to Uplift a Child). Now a days, every one like to have their own website and we are specialized to cater to their website needs.
Baby Models: http://www.cutebabymodel.com/
God blessed us with a beautiful girl in 2011. She is very cute. I created a website for her and created a chance for others to add all the cute children’s profiles there for a chance to win a TV ad or a baby model contract. We will be donating 100% of any revenues which may come for our child. If other children get selected through our site and get a contract, we will make sure they donate 50% to Uplift a Child.
Online Maths Tuition: http://maths.upliftachild.org/
We started this business this year. We provide Maths tuition to children who are weak in Mathematics via Skype. We are charging US $200 per month for each student (for a 3 one hour classes a week ). US $100 will go for Maths tutors and administration expenses and the remaining US $100 will be donated directly to Uplift a Child International for which you will be getting a Tax Exemption receipt
Have a nice day
Sam & Rena Vonumu
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