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Members of the St. James Anglican ACW made 72 pillowcase dresses for Jennifer Spencer and Sandra Spencer to take to Uganda in March.
Members of the St. James Anglican ACW made 72 pillowcase dresses for Jennifer Spencer and Sandra Spencer to take to Uganda in March.

The date for a trip to Uganda is quickly approaching, and Jennifer Spencer and her mother Sandra Spencer are busy with preparations and fundraising.

The pair are joining Spencer's cousin, Jorja Hinks, on a trip to help an orphanage beginning March 17, and Spencer said she's been really busy as the departure date draws near.
"Everyday I'm on the phone," she said.
Spencer and her mother got involved last year, after speaking to Hinks' mother about joining the next trip. Hinks, just 10 years old, has gone to Africa a few times already.
Right now, Spencer and her mother are selling tickets for a gift basket filled with items from businesses in Port aux Basques.
"People have been really good about donating things," she said, and added the basket has a mix of items for men and women.
Other fundraisers include a 50-50 draw, and an online auction will be up and running soon. Those fundraisers are being held provincewide.
Community groups have also stepped up to support the trip, including the local Knights of Columbus and Peaceful Communities.
Spencer said the Knights are donating $250, and Peaceful Communities will give $1,000 to support the trip.
Money isn't the only thing coming to support the trip. The ACW at St. James Anglican put together 72 pillowcase dresses for girls at the orphanage.
Spencer said she also spoke to the congregation about the trip, and people immediately approached her to find out what they could do to help.
She said anything people can donate is appreciated.
"There isn't anything they don't need," she said of the children at the orphanage. "The list just continues to grow."
Spencer said tickets for the gift basket can be purchased by emailing southafricajourney2016@gmail.com or calling Sandra Spencer at 695-3276.
bryan.tait@tc.tc

The pair are joining Spencer's cousin, Jorja Hinks, on a trip to help an orphanage beginning March 17, and Spencer said she's been really busy as the departure date draws near.
"Everyday I'm on the phone," she said.
Spencer and her mother got involved last year, after speaking to Hinks' mother about joining the next trip. Hinks, just 10 years old, has gone to Africa a few times already.
Right now, Spencer and her mother are selling tickets for a gift basket filled with items from businesses in Port aux Basques.
"People have been really good about donating things," she said, and added the basket has a mix of items for men and women.
Other fundraisers include a 50-50 draw, and an online auction will be up and running soon. Those fundraisers are being held provincewide.
Community groups have also stepped up to support the trip, including the local Knights of Columbus and Peaceful Communities.
Spencer said the Knights are donating $250, and Peaceful Communities will give $1,000 to support the trip.
Money isn't the only thing coming to support the trip. The ACW at St. James Anglican put together 72 pillowcase dresses for girls at the orphanage.
Spencer said she also spoke to the congregation about the trip, and people immediately approached her to find out what they could do to help.
She said anything people can donate is appreciated.
"There isn't anything they don't need," she said of the children at the orphanage. "The list just continues to grow."
Spencer said tickets for the gift basket can be purchased by emailing southafricajourney2016@gmail.com or calling Sandra Spencer at 695-3276.
bryan.tait@tc.tc

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