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In Memory of Michael Croke, December 2022

The OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief) organization wishes to express the great sadness we all feel over the passing of our good friend, Michael Croke. Michael was a close friend of our SF secretary, David Gerbic, and also of our president, Jolly Bugari. Michael was an older brother to Joey Dalmon, a lifelong friend of David. Michael became close to us after the passing of his brother, Joey. Michael was a very frequent donor, supporter, and contributor to our OTYO! organization in the name of his brother. His kindness, support, and contributions helped to facilitate many of OTYO’s initiatives and grants over the last several years. Michael made a difference for many people in the community we serve. We are grateful to have known his friendship, and we are grateful for all of the ways he contributed to those in need. We will miss you, Michael. God Bless

Thank You Friends and Donors!

All of us at OTYO! A Sigh of Relief are extremely grateful for the generous donations received throughout the month of November, including through Google Match. We are right on target with our fall 2022 fundraising goals! We will be able to fund upcoming short term grants and initiatives in 2023, and we are getting much closer to our long term goals for the Community Centre. Thank you, friends and donors!

Words of Gratitude From The Archdeacon Van Amos Katushabe, October 2022

CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARDS THE PURCHASE OF MACHINES FOR PUBLIC SYSTEM ADDRESS FOR KAKINGA C.O.U. :: OTYO Organization

“May the good Lord bless the works of your hands. OTYO is a non profit charitable organization founded by Jolly Bugari, but with the liaison officer in Uganda–Louise Bugaari. Some directors are in San Francisco California.
Thank God who used this to see the needs of our church.” –Archdeacon Van Amos Katushabe

OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief) also wishes to express gratitude to its donors. Thank you for your support, everyone!

OTYO! provides health resources through initiatives directly to our target community in rural western Uganda, as well as small grants to local CBO’s in the region. We also apply our fundraising toward the development of a small community center, which will provide community health education and access to training for trade skills and income generating projects.

 

 

Fall 2022 Updates: Short Term Initiative Fundraising Goal Reached!

Drive for Purchasing a System for Public Address

Our short term initiative fundraising goal for the fall 2022 quarter has been reached, providing $1000 to our target community through Kakinga Parish to purchase a public address system for the community. This initiative aligns with our mission, with the system facilitating community health education and community forums. Donations we receive during the remainder of the fall 2022 season will be applied toward our Community Centre project. We are beginning work on a new short term initiative to be announced for the holiday season.   

 

Thank you, ABURAYA!

 

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Coming to ABURAYA in Downtown Oakland September 9th, 2022 !!

African Art Exhibition and Auction Fundraiser for OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief)
at ABURAYA in Oakland CA

Come and enjoy viewing our collection of African art by famous African artists such as David Kibuuka, James Kitamirike, and more. Make an offer on some artwork, or just explore the collection while enjoying some delicious food near Lake Merritt. You don’t have to buy artwork, you can donate from a dollar on up… but bring your wallet, because this is amazing artwork by these guys, and the proceeds are going to a great cause!

Click here to view OTYO! Art Collection

     

ABURAYA is an award winning, fun, and welcoming restaurant with amazingly delicious, well prepared food, specializing in Japanese fried chicken. They are so gracious to donate their venue for this event, and we thank ABURAYA and owner Adachi sincerely.

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Click here for ABURAYA on Yelp

The African Art View and Sale Fundraiser for OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief), at ABURAYA, 362 17th Street, Oakland CA, Friday 9/9 through Wednesday 9/14, 11:00am to 9:00pm (closed Sundays). Art Exhibition and Sale featuring works by contemporary Ugandan artists David Kibuuka, James Kitamirike, Dan Sekanwagi, and many others. The exhibition will include oil and acrylics on canvas, limited edition giclee prints, sketches, as well as many unique wooden canvas and wood panel pieces.

Thank you for supporting OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief). OTYO! provides health resources through initiatives directly to our target community in rural western Uganda, as well as small grants to local CBO’s in the region. We also apply our fundraising toward the development of a small community center, which will provide community health education and access to training for trade skills and income generating projects.

Mission Statement

OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief) believes that by providing financial and technical support to community based organizations (CBOs) in rural western Uganda, and improving health security in the region, the quality of health and life of women, adolescents, orphans, and the people living in these communities, can be greatly improved. The goals of OTYO! are to improve efficiency and effectiveness of service provision in partnership with local community based organizations in the areas of:
Food Security
Health Care Access
Health Education
Community Empowerment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank You for Supporting OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief)

Our May event at Mountain Mike’s Pizza in San Rafael was a great success!
Thank you to all who enjoyed this wonderful venue!
OTYO provides health resources through
initiatives directly to our target
community in rural western Uganda, as
well as small grants to local CBO’s in the
region.
We apply some of our
fundraising to the development of a
small community center, where we will
provide community health education,
and access to training for trade skills and
income generating projects.

Introducing The OTYO! Collection of Fine African Artwork for Charitable Fundraising!

March 2022

OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief) is excited to introduce The OTYO! Collection of Fine African Artwork for Charitable Fundraising!  Here you can view our collection in a beautifully photographed digital gallery.  Click to view details about each piece, the artist, the asking price, and make an offer! 

Please click below…

The OTYO! Collection of Fine African Artwork for Charitable Fundraising

 

Contact us via our website, OTYO on Facebook, otyoasighofrelief on Instagram, twitter.com/otyoisrelief, or email us at otyoasighofrelief@gmail.com

**All proceeds go equally toward funding our short term grants and initiatives, development of the Canon Eric Bugaari Community Centre, and our operations. You may also designate your contribution for a specific initiative or project.

 

Help Us Build Hope…

Help Us Build Hope,

Help Us Build Opportunity,

Help Us Build Health Security In Rural Uganda…

Help us build the Canon Eric and Faith Bugaari Community Centre in Kebisoni, Rukungiri District, Uganda.

 

The Canon Eric and Faith Bugaari Community Centre at Kakinga Parish in Kebisoni, UG will provide space for a small community library… 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Canon Eric and Faith Bugaari Community Centre at Kakinga Parish in Kebisoni, UG will provide space for income generating projects such as these…

Your Donations at Work!

Your donations at work: Check it out on our new Otyo! Channel on YouTube.

OTYO! (A Sigh of Relief) completes its second provision of hand washing soap in Kebisoni, Rukungiri District, Southwestern Uganda. Otyo liaison Louise Bugaari Kelenge delivers soap donated to the Kebisoni community by Otyo! Thanks for your continued support! Let’s keep up the good work.

Click the photo below to view the Otyo! Channel on YouTube

Louise Bugaari delivers the soap provision.
Click on photo to visit the Otyo! Channel on YouTube!
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