A) Advocate for legislation that is friendly towards different forms of hosting and camps
B) Pray for and seek out other methods of orphan care and awareness. There are many opportunities through partners like Christian Alliance for Orphans of Northern Colorado.
C) Support a local family that has adopted a child in any way that you can.
D) Stay tuned as UOO seeks out effective ways to impact orphans.
E) Come to the Community Dinner August 9th and learn more.
F) Keep updated as to what’s happening via our website and Facebook. .
Romans 8:28 NIV
Ukraine Orphan Outreach (UOO) is excited to be bringing 10 orphans this summer. We are looking forward to the exciting ways that our volunteers can become connected and involved.
Tentative camp dates are July 26 – August 16th (subject to change)
We have many levels of involvement, from supplying snacks, buying clothing, chaperoning an event, sponsoring an event, provide supplies, meals and much more.
We are also looking to fill some roles to help organize different areas of camp. We are looking for coordinators who will be responsible for planning and execution of specific areas. The coordinators are asked to enlist other volunteers and not feel like they have to go it alone. Below is our list of where we need help. If you have interest in being the coordinator or to help in a certain area, please let us know so we can get you plugged in. If you want more information as to the scope of the below list, email Kris at email@example.com Remember that just because there is a name by the list below doesn’t mean we have it “covered”, every lead coordinator needs your help, so pick something you think you might enjoy doing!
1. Facilities – Stoesz family
2. Food coordinator – Kari Volf
3. Dental/Doctor Coordinator – Juli Gaub
4. Clothing Coordinator – Heather Stokes
5. Driving Cooridator – TBD
6. Back Pack Coordinator – Kayla Bruskas (Texas Girl Scout)
7. Medical – Amanda Stoesz + support
8. Community Talent Show – Grace Place Senior high group
9. Arts & Crafts/scrape booking supplies TBD
10. Media coverage – TBD
11. B logging/writer- dailey writing on camp activities – TBD
12. Photography/Video – Kris Stoesz
13. Marketing materials – Kelly Schwalbert
14. Run a day – be in charge of activities for a day. (a UOO board member will be there to help)
15. Website and Constant Contact Coordinator – Brenda Laughlin
As for specific needs that we have, below is a list and if you would like to donate or help, please email or call us.
Financial sponsorships needed for:
UOO camp t-shirts for kids and chaperons
Meals -breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, smores. (cook or donate $ for a meal)
Zoo for 12
Movie for 12
Camping trip to mountains – $300 for food
Country Buffet for 12
Recreation Center for 12
Butterfly Pavillion for 12
$25.00 Walmart Gift Cards
Fort Fun/Boondocks for 12
Sponsor a child’s camp wardrobe
$ for gas in the van
$ for First Aid Kits/fire extinguisher
$ to get pictures developed at the end of camp (for their albums)
Other items we need donated:
suitecases, craft supplies, 12 scrapbooks, scrapbook supplies, toiletries, suntan lotion, bug spray, paper dinnerware, clothing/shoes/light jackets, soccer equipment.
We look forward to seeing you all at the next meeting to get plugged in. Another important date that you will need to mark on your calendar is below. The training is going to be required by the State of Colorado and is very important that you attend one of the two listed below.
Camp 2011 Training dates
July 9th and 10th
Time: 6:30 – 8:00
Stoesz Camp ~ 18519 WCR 5~ Berthoud, CO. 80513 ~ (970) 535-4399
Thank you all for your help to make UOO Camp 2011 the best yet! Keep updated through the UOO Facebook page or our website.
Meet the 2011 Children – UOO_Camp_2011_Meet_the_Children
View the 2011 Calendar – UOO calendar 6.24.11
TimeSunday, June 26 · 4:00pm – 6:00pm
18519 WCR 5
More InfoDo you want to change the life of an orphan? Come to the UOO camp planning meeting to find out how! We need help with activities, food, clothing, driving and so much more! Please bring your lawn chair or a blanket!
We are in the planning process for Camp 2011. Tentative dates are July 26 – August 16th. Our goal is to advocate for the older orphans of Ukraine and be able to give them an opportunity to experience life outside of the orphanage. We are looking for volunteers to help with camp, from donations of clothing, snacks, field trips, crafts or just spending time with the children. We promise that your life will be forever changed when you get involved helping the least of these.
Since our last post four families have traveled to Ukraine at least once and returned to our community with their forever child/children. A total of 7 children have been adopted and our now US residents living in Longmont. Each welcoming party at DIA was heartfelt and touching to see families share in the joy of adoption. The Hooker and Pittel families have been part of the UOO support group for many years and we are so pleased to announce that both families adopted a young teenage girl. The Gazdik family jumped into the world of adoption little over a year ago and have returned from Ukraine with 4 siblings who were part of UOO camp 2010. After 3 years of determination and perseverance, the Rogé family returned home with their forever daughter, Lizzie just over a week ago. Heidi and Felix met Lizzie at UOO camp 2007 and committed to adopt her when she was only 11. They never gave up and now are reunited once again. To find out more on the Roge adoption story, visit their blog at http://heidifelixukraine.blogspot.com/.
Each family has their own unique, special and incredible stories that go along with their adoption. Each adoption is a victory and rescue of another child. It takes “Just ONE” to change a child’s life. Currently there are 2 families in Ukraine pursing their own adoptions. The Garrett family is on a mission to adopt 2 2010 UOO campers. Our pastor Clay Peck and his wife Selene are on a rescue mission as well, adopting a beautiful 16 year old from the Kharkov region. Their blogs are below if you would like to stay updated with each day they spend in Ukraine.
Camp is getting closer and everyone is getting very excited. We just wanted to let you know of a few outstanding needs. Please consider how you can help! Also, we have pictures of the children coming to this year’s camp … read on to get to the link!
For the Community Dinner
We need the following food for the community dinner on July 11. Please contact Heidi Rogé if you can help with this need.
There are still MANY open slots for meals for the kids during camp. You can either bring the meal yourself, donate food or donate money for the food. Please contact Kari Volf if you can help with this need.
Photos of the Kids
In case you haven’t seen them yet, we now have photos on the web site of the children who will be coming to this year’s camp. Awesome!
UOO is giving away FREE tubes of mini M&M’s as a spring fundraiser. We ask that after you enjoy your yummy candy to return the tube to UOO filled with Quarters! Please call or email us and we will get you as many tubes of M&M’s as you would like! Thank you for your help !
We want to thank everyone who participated in this fundraiser! Tubes are still coming in, but so far we have raised
We are looking for help with all of them! We hope you can pick one way to help with the 4C’s. See below with how you can get plugged in. Something for everyone! If you have any questions, please email or call us.
We are working on supplying craft supplies for orphans in Ukraine. Please see list below and contact us if you can donate items. If you would like to donate money specifically to help with the crafts, please donate to UOO through “Just Give” or send a check via snail mail. The craft collection drive will end Feb 26th, 2010.
Craft Sticks- large size (300)– these are those large tongue depressor things…we use them for lots of games. You can usually get them in bulk or perhaps from some kind doctor who wants to donate a lot of them!
Buy Coffee …
Help OrphansJust Love Coffee Roasters and UOO are teaming up. Any purchase of coffee from the website will help provide funds for Ukraine Orphans. $5.00 per bag will be given to our camp funds. Click and order up some Java! – all Fair Trade. Thank you to those supporters who have already started purchasing thier coffee through us!
2010 European Cookbook
We are actively pursing a cookbook that will include not only Ukraine recipes but from all around Europe. Please help us by digging up some of your grandma’s old European recipes and send them our way! Send your recipes via email or snail mail. We are looking for our supporters to contribute by providing a recipe or two. Please call (970) 535-4399 if you would like additional information.
As always, thank you from all of us with UOO. Without all our supporters, we could not continue to offer HOPE to the lives of orphans. Thank you for your love, support, and prayers.
Kris & Clarke Stoesz