A Canadian Non-Denominational Organization
The 2023 very successful Hope of St. Joseph yard sale was held and took in over $24,000. This includes the sale of merchandise over the 6 days of the event, as well as items sold while venues were being set up during the 2 weeks prior. Many, who attended the sale, purchased hot dogs and made donations to the shelters and 'Feed the Street Kids" campaign jars at the cash tent.
It took an army to make the sale happen and gratitude is in order. So a great big thank you goes out to those who helped in so many different ways and those who shopped and donated. A special mention to Game Gear Attire for their donation of over $5000 of clothing.
Last but not least, to Marc and Mary, Thank you for all that you do for “God’s yard sale”. You deserve a good long rest!!!
Tumaini ni Uzima (Hope is Life)
Work continues on the construction of the new St. Mary's.
They are already moved into the basement. It is the rainy season and it is cold at night and they are in need of blankets and some beds but they are trying to repair and use what they have.
The basement has 3 rooms. There are 6 older boys in one room. The younger boys have their room and at this time some are sleeping in the living room.
ONLINE sales of donated items continue year-round on Facebook Marketplace
Congratulations to Father Donato on his 25th year of the priesthood. We, from Canada, were not there physically at your celebration on September 10, 2023 but we were definitely there with you in spirit!
APICULTURE: In August they started with some bee hives and recently sold 25 liters of honey They are very happy with their first try with this project.
AGRICULTURE: They are harvesting bananas, sugar cane and avocados. The avocado tree has lots of fruit and can be harvested on an on-going basis for 3 to 4 months.
PIG PENS: They have a mason who is working on the pig pens and it is now taking shape.
Hope of St. Joseph Shelter Inc