We are thrilled to announce the Honorable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa will give an inspirational keynote address at our Health & Hope Breakfast on March 20! He is one of our most important international partners and a member of Parliament for the North Tongu and ranking member of the Foreign Affairs Committee - Republic of Ghana.
Arriving straight from flood-ravaged North Tongu, the Honorable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa can share a glimpse of the relief work being done with SOS on behalf of his constituency, as well as the heart-warming successes of our partnership that began in 2022 which have had a lasting impact on healthcare access in his region.
Last month, a group from Medasource came to #volunteer and sorted TWO PALLETS of supplies/ expired trays! They are now excited to come back every month. Thank you Medasource and all of our volunteers for your precious time!
Last week, our Education Manager Chanda Fowler and Director of Operations Demetrius Wingate met with 3rd graders at Norton Commons Elementary School and brought something kids love… hands on learning tools!
Academic Instructional Coach, Nicole Feld shared: “We loved having Chanda and Demetrius visit. The stations they matched to our 3rd grade standards were perfect and our kids LOVED it!! What a gift to share with the students this knowledge about the world AND how to pitch in to make the lives of others better. Global citizenship lesson at its best!" Norton Commons Elementary PTA Norton Commons
We are excited to announce that the SOS Health & Hope Breakfast will be held March 20th from 7-9am at The Olmsted. This is always an inspiring event packed with life-changing stories and connections inspired through our work. There is no cost to attend so that all guests' contributions can go directly to the SOS mission. RSVP here if you'd like to join us: soshealthandhope.org/health-hope-breakfast-2024/
Through our hand carry program, individuals and mission groups can source supplies from SOS for their mission trips. We received this update from a hand carry donation that is already improving health for residents and will help to open a medical clinic in the area, where the nearest clinic up to this point was a 5-mile walk.
"Thank you all so much for supplying us with medical supplies for our medical camp at Cornerstone Health Clinic in Kibajjwe, Uganda. Although our luggage was held up at the airport upon arrival and we were not able to retrieve it before our trip ended, we still had items you gave us last July that we used for our 2-day medical camp stored at the church next to the clinic. We purchased $150 worth of medicines in Kampala and were able to carry out our medical camp at the clinic! We saw and treated over 270 villagers for malaria, high blood pressure, and other diseases and injuries. Thank you again for all of your help and support of our medical camp... it’s so wonderful to see the smiles on the faces of all the people who were able to receive the care they needed."
It's so easy to #ShareSomeLove with those in need with our Amazon Wish List! You can help get supplies to our community's unhoused neighbors at CARE at ASH, adapted sports teams like the Louisville Lightning, and injured animals at Kentucky Humane Society by purchasing supplies and having them sent straight to SOS.
Today we get to say #CheersforOurVolunteers! Last month, 10 Christian Academy of Louisville HOSA members came to do their service hours and were able to sort and pack 7 boxes of Anesthesia supplies and a pallet of expired trays to save and sort the non-expired items. Some even came back the following week and worked with our regular volunteers while talking to them about the professions they’re interested in going into. Connecting with others is a great way to learn about and grow ourselves!
Today is #nationalloveyourpetday and we get to celebrate our sweet warehouse kitties, Boots and Crutch! Not only do they bring us joy and laughs with their silly antics, but they keep our warehouse and supplies pest-free. We love our working cats who also share big love for staff and volunteers!♥️