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From A Baby Shower to The Gift of Mobility – 3 Great News Stories

There’s a lot of good in our world.

Blog Photo - Baby Shower

Announced today:  a royal baby shower like no other, organized by the “Sussex Squad” of women from around the world.

Anyone can donate to the designated charities: Camfed, WellChild and Mayhew.

Gifts of time or money may also be donated to local charities around the world as part of this initiative. In fact, donations already started early today.

Blog Photo - Credit WellChild Awards

From a virtual baby shower to a badly-needed wheelchair for a young woman — and providing shelter after a cyclone – these events have uplifted me.

2) Remember Kamala-Jean Gopie, the Canadian woman who, after a chance meeting in a Cape Town market with a young man named Happy, ended up collaborating with him to build a school in Malosa, Malawi?

Blog Photo - Kamala-Jean CU

Blog Photo - Kamala-Jean Women smile in schoolyard

That school has found a new temporary use in a crisis, providing shelter to many families after the recent cyclone that killed hundreds and left many others homeless.

Blog Photo - Kamala-Jean -- New Building complete

Kamala-Jean was on CBC Radio this morning.

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/metro-morning/segment/15683147

3) And the good work of CanUgan, a Canadian charity that provides assistive devices to people with disabilities in Uganda. My son-in-law Tim and his uncle Jack have a connection to this charity, which — among other deeds — recently provided a wheelchair to young Katusime Florence who badly needed it. 

Blog Photo - Florence

Tim was privileged to visit Uganda and see her experience “the gift of mobility”.

Next week, I will share the story of the excellent and moving results this initiative has achieved. 

Cheers to all the good deeds in the world!