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May 2019

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.

During the month of May we are excited to be having a private information sharing event for potential donors in San Francisco.

The board met on May 18th to continue with our work, plan for upcoming events, and process new donations.

We are currently working from our road map for 2019, building on our successes and things that worked from 2018. We are planning some exciting events for this summer, including an art show, dine-out events, and more donation drives for our target population.

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 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.

PS: You can donate through our website at, Paypal, Facebook, and

Learn more about OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief)

Researching potential crafts and industries is a big part of our work.  It’s just one of the ways we build close relationships with communities, and work to be responsive to their needs.  We have met and talked with many people regarding possible income generating projects.  Where can we source local materials?  What is the range of skill sets in the community?  Who is growing and having an impact?  How do others do it?  We learn more every day about what is needed to make these projects grow and endure.

We’ve Updated Our Website!

Check out our new photo galleries and information pages!

You can now view our selection of African artwork in our new gallery pages…  Make an offer!  Values, artists, and descriptions are available on our Pinterest page at

Our new pages include a Progress page where you can see what we’ve done, a Volunteer opportunities page where you can find out how to help or join us, and a Sustainability page where you can learn how the organization, and projects such as the Community Centre work.

We also have some pictures of the Community Centre site, the church, and the local area in our projects gallery.











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