OTYO! Summer Wrap Up for 2019

Our Sidewalk Art Sale at Spressa Coffee in San Francisco, on September 28th was a great success! We definitely sold some pieces, made new contacts, and networked with new people.  We had a small crowd all day, as we provided music, food and beverages, and a fine collection artwork.

This summer, OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief) announced the addition of Joe Dalmon, Nora Jean Stone, and Michael Croke to our Members and Contributors page.

Our Groupraise event at Mountain Mike’s Pizza on August 17th was also a great success. This event brought in around $400.  Mountain Mike’s owner John Girard was enthusiastic and helpful.  Thank you to everyone who RSVP’d, and who attended the event.

We had several individuals provide private donations this summer, as well.

We raised over $1000 this summer.

We continue to achieve our goals and move our projects forward.  Our capacity to provide useful grants to local CBO’s is a reality.  Both our Community Centre and Sanitary Pad projects are reaching necessary funding, and have a confirmed site for development in Kebisoni, UG.


The board meets monthly, and last met on August 25th, and September 21st to continue with ongoing project development, plan for our upcoming events, maintain records, and to discuss various logistical and structural developments. Meeting notes and minutes are available for review. Our next meeting is on October 13th.

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Thank you to Connie Miranda, and Katie, Morgan, and Wren!

May, 2019

Thank you to Katie, Morgan, and Wren!

Cathy, Jolly, and everyone at OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief) wish to express a huge and heartfelt thank you to Katie, Morgan, and Wren Roach for creating, planning, and facilitating a special fundraising and information sharing event at the wonderful Verve Wine, recently in San Francisco. This was extremely thoughtful and generous. We appreciate it tremendously. And it was a great success! We are so grateful for the support and the exposure, and for the opportunity to expand our community. The time spent getting to know everyone was fun and productive. We sincerely enjoyed meeting everyone who attended the gathering. We respectfully thank you for your donations, as well. Another $400 was raised! Thank you so much everyone! (We also recognize contributors on our About OTYO! page).

Here is a link for Verve Wine if you are interested: https://www.vervewine.com/

Thank you, Connie Miranda!

All of us at OTYO! A Sigh of Relief wish to express our gratitude to Connie Miranda, for her wonderful photography and images, including the colorful “Calabash” photo that we use in our banner on Facebook, and within our website. Thank you, Connie, for being an important contributor to OTYO! We appreciate your great work! (We also recognize contributors on our About OTYO! page).



Greetings for 2019 from OTYO!

January 2019

Greetings to all from OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief).  We had a successful year in 2018, with meaningful fundraising gains putting us close to the $10,000 mark.  We brought in more than $2500 dollars during December with the help of our friends in social media, their birthday fundraisers, and individual donations!  In addition to our social media outreach, and other fundraising events, we have also joined Crowdrise.com for 2019 to help us with our campaigns.  You can help us break ground on the Canon Eric and Faith Bugari Community Centre by donating.  A donation of $50 is the equivalent of one square foot of the building. And help us launch our inaugural Sanitary Pad Project group with your donation, as well.

OTYO! is pleased to introduce Joe Tosaky as a Board Member, Website Design Manager, and overall online computer guru. Joe has been an important and generous contributor for OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief), providing critical technical support.


PS: You can donate through our website at www.otyo.org, Paypal, Facebook, and Crowdrise.com.