JustUsFriends has received 530 pair of new shoes for the children donated to us by the Buckner Foundation. And Hannah's socks has donated 1,060 pair of socks to go with the shoes. Our JUF team will travel to Tanzania to deliver these wonderful donations in April 2015.
Several fundraisers are in the works, the most exciting is a Charity Golf Tournament to be held in Tanzania in 2015... We will keep you posted.
JustUsFriends traveled to the INDABA Convention in South Africa. Here
we met many people from all over Africa and Europe and were able to
network with many and let them know about our work in Africa. we are so
grateful to the many wonderful people we met while visiting South
Africa and hope this journey will lead us to many more endeavors to help
July, 2014 Our first group of doctors from the USA are
traveling to Tanzania to work in the clinics. This is the first of a
great opportunity for JustUsFriends as well as the people of Tanzania.
We will be there to greet them and welcome them upon their arrival. A
big Thanks to Serena Hotels in Tanzania for helping us out with lodging
while the doctor's are visiting!
JUF MEDICAL CLINIC GRAND OPENING
The Grand Opening for our new medical clinic was held on October 11, 2011. It was a huge success with 417 guests. The Tanzania Minister of Health and Education attended and spoke at our event. Also, popular African Band, Warriors from the East, entertained us throughout the day and into the night. Watch this page for the upcoming video of the activities.
Oy Vey the Play - New York City
November 23, 2012
The Off-Broadway Play ran a mini-showcase at the Lion Theater on Theater Row on November 23, 2012. We had eleven of the JustUsFriends members present for the opening, which by the way, was during the Thanksgiving Macy's Day Parade, which made it a lot of fun. The next step will be to take the play on a commercial run. The writes and producers are currently discussing when and where to open. Check back. More information will be posted here when available.
Loren's Hope Music Extravaganza, Austin, TX
December 1, 2012
The Music Extravaganza was on December 1, 2012 at The Belmont in Austin, Texas. We are very grateful for all those who worked so hard to make this event a huge success. We especially want to thank Brent Merchant with AquaJones Band who was able to line up great music entertainment. All of the bands volunteered their talent and were wonderful. Thank you Aqua Jones, Annie Benjamin, Lauren Silva, Wes Cunningham, Joshua Joseph, Tom Melancon, and The Continuums. We have decided to make this an annual event and look forward to our 2013 Music Extravaganza!