January 2020

Greetings from all of us at OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief)…  We hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful holiday season!

We share a special thank you to contributor Joe Tosaky for his great work on our website, and current updates to our progress page.

We share again a special thank you to contributor Samali Bikangaga for creating and providing beautifully produced interview and documentary video from our target area that we will soon be sharing on our website! Thank you, Samali!

Here are some of the things we will be working on in 2020

  • We will soon be hosting OTYO! Art Receptions to raise funds through the auction/sale of high-value paintings, prints, and other types of artwork by African artists in fun events that will include music and refreshments.
  • Read about our new email Capital Campaign on the link in our banner. Share some of your contacts with us!
  • We will be hosting new GroupRaise events, look for our promotions.
  • Please consider shopping with Amazon Smile during the year, and choosing OTYO! as your designated nonprofit. A small percentage of your purchase will go to our organization.
  • Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see our latest news links, and to donate to a fundraiser.
  • Look for new Art Show events we are planning in 2020 at Spressa Coffee in San Francisco, and Arubaya Japanese restaurant in Oakland. Stay tuned for dates and times!
  • Look for new video and photos to inform about our target population and projects.

The board meets monthly, and last met on January 11th, 2020, 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.

Below is the newest rendering of our Community Centre project:

Remember your contributions matter greatly!

 

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