Skip1.org Projects Around the World

Jinja Kitchen

A new kitchen in Uganda
1%
Funded
$51
Raised
$9,300
Goal

September 2015: This project will construct a kitchen/dining area located at a new Outreach House in Jinja, Uganda. This new kitchen will allow them to feed 160-200 children a month and provide 3 hot meals a day. Our partners brings children and families to the Outreach House for medical attention, allowing them to remain there for a period of time for healing, education and reformation of unhealthy habits that kept them in the grips of jiggers.

Scope of Work for this project:
- Purchase of new cooking and baking oven $550
- Purchase of new refrigerator $450
- Construction of food preparation counter with storage bins $200
- Tiling of kitchen floor $1,000
- Fabrication and installation of overhead storage bins $400
- Installation of kitchen plumbing and sanitary lines including sinks and faucet $2,500
- Labor and material for kitchen build out (including block, cement, windows, light fixtures, wiring, paint) $3,800
- Cement, metal, and welding for outdoor large cooking area $400

Project Information:


Kitchen Build

Supplies Donated

160 Children Served

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Muleete Kitchen

A kitchen upgrade
0%
Funded
$25
Raised
$6,978
Goal

September 2015: This project will repair and renovate the existing kitchen located at a school in Muleete, Uganda Africa. Our partners on the ground want to use the school’s kitchen for their current students and faculty. The school currently has 350 students enrolled.

Project Information:


Kitchen Upgrade

Supplies Donated

350 Children Served

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Ascencia Feeding Program

3 months
0%
Funded
$5
Raised
$9,050
Goal

Ascencia’s mission is to end homelessness in the greater Glendale area, one person, one family at a time. Founded as PATH Achieve Glendale in 2006, Ascencia has provided housing and services to homeless individuals and families in the Glendale community for over nine years. In 2011, they separated from the PATH family of agencies and became Ascencia, a name reflecting the optimism and hopefulness of their work in lifting families and individuals out of homelessness.

Today, Ascencia is the only comprehensive homeless services agency in their region, assisting the greater Glendale area including Burbank, Glassell Park, Highland Park, Eagle Rock, and Atwater Village. They provide over 1,200 underserved adults, children, and seniors every year with a continuum of services, including street outreach, case management, mental health counseling, and trauma therapy. Last year, they served nearly an equal number of children (214) as they did seniors (201).

Ascencia’s year-round 40-bed emergency housing program provides safe and supported shelter for over 200 residents every year. It is unique among shelters in that they serve families and single adults, including seniors, together. They also manage 81 units of permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals and families with children, providing the services they need to remain housed.

Every night in Los Angeles County thousands of people of all ages are bedding down in alleyways, door stoops and cars. Despite showing reductions in homelessness in Glendale, the 2015 Los Angeles Homeless Count estimates nearly 45,000 people are homeless in the County, an increase over 2013. Less than one third of those people are sheltered, making it twice as likely that they are living on the streets or in a vehicle. Due to this tremendous shortage of beds and services in the County, over half of Ascencia’s clients come from outside our immediate service area, making Ascencia a critically-needed regional resource.

Project Information:


Feeding Program

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Project Bayview Feeding Program

6 months
0%
Funded
$62
Raised
$19,200
Goal

Project Bayview is a discipleship home located in the Bayview District of San Francisco. When people are coming out of difficult and complex situations in their lives, Project Bayview is there to help by providing a loving and supportive community around them. Project Bayview's mission is to develop leaders who live to revive their communities. They offer instant brotherhood, leadership development, mentorship, housing, career development, work, and fun. They want to invest in potential leaders who truly desire to change, but recognize they cannot do it on their own. They expect all who enter Project Bayview to carry forward everything they’ve been taught to those in their communities.

A $10 donation from Skip1.org will feed one person, one meal a week.
A $50 donation will feed one person for a 5 day week.
$200 will feed one person, one meal a day, for a month.

There are currently 16 people at Project Bayview who need support. $3,200 will feed all 16 people for one month. We are confident that we, along with YOUR help, can raise enough funds to support Project Bayview's feeding program for six months.

Project Information:


Feeding Program

1 Meals a
Day

16 Children Served

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Marcie's Kitchen

A kitchen upgrade
35%
Funded
$2,600
Raised
$7,500
Goal

Some of you know that Marcie Weaver won a World Changer Award at our first ever Skip1Night back in 2013. Even while Marcie was dying of cancer, she decided to shine a light on the children we serve in an effort to bring food and water to those families in need. Every time Marcie would do a cancer treatment, her friends would skip something in Marcie's honor at Skip1.org. Marcie passed away on August 21st, 2015. We've set up a kitchen upgrade in Marcie's name: Marcie's Kitchen. We will repair and renovate an existing kitchen located at a school in Bethany Village in Uganda. The current kitchen feeds around 300 children for lunch per day. The cost of this kitchen renovation is $7,500. Many of you know that Bethany Village has a special place in our hearts since it's really the birthplace of Skip1.org. Bethany Village is a remote village in Uganda Africa where Skip1's founder Shelene Bryan and many of Skip1's donors have visited.

Project Information:


Kitchen Upgrade

Supplies Donated

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Philippines Kitchen

A kitchen upgrade
3%
Funded
$177
Raised
$5,100
Goal

April 2015 Update: This project will repair and renovate the existing kitchen & home economics laboratory kitchen located at a school in Sitio Veterans, Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, Philippines. Our partners on the ground want to use the kitchen for their current feeding programs and the Home Economics kitchen laboratory for the students of the school. The school's current enrollment is 132 students from preschool to 10th Grade. About 80% are under the educational sponsorship program.

Scope of Work for this project:
- purchase of new cooking and baking oven
- purchase of new refrigerator
- construction of food preparation counter with storage bins
- retiling of kitchen floor, existing kitchen sink top and counter
- fabrication and installation of overhead storage bins
- repair of kitchen plumbing and sanitary lines including replacement of faucets
- labor for carpentry, civil works and plumbing/sanitary

We will have "before" photos posted here soon. There is a great need for this kitchen renovation and we are grateful for whatever you can skip to help us see this project through.

Project Information:


Kitchen Upgrade

Supplies Donated

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n-india

North India Feeding Program

6 months
75%
Funded
$2,438
Raised
$3,270
Goal

April 2015 Update: We recently renovated a full kitchen in North India for a group of children who desperately needed help. Thanks to the efforts of the senior class at Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, California, money was raised to cover the costs of the renovated kitchen. We'll have more photos and amazing stories from our recent trip there very soon. The seniors skipped their annual homecoming game float, which usually costs quite a bit of money, and decided to donate that money instead to the children in North India. Now that the kitchen is built, we need to insure the children there can be fed on a regular basis. That is what this feeding program will do. $3,270 will feed 28 children in North India for 6 months (about $545 a month). We will launch another 6-month feeding program in January 2016 and with your help, we can continue to feed these 28 children. Thank you for your support, we can't do this without you.

Project Information:


Feeding Program

1 Meals a
Day

28 Children Served

Project Highlights:

Philippines Feeding Program

Sitio; Summer 2015
140%
Funded
$880
Raised
$630
Goal

April 2015 Update: This feeding program is for the children living in Sitio Veterans, Quezon City, Philippines. 100 children who will be taking a 7-day VBS program in their village will be fed during the 6 days of classes plus a seventh day during a graduation party. To feed 100 children for 7 days it costs $630.

Project Information:

Feeding Program
100 Meals a Day
100 Children Served

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Philippines Feeding Program

Payatas; Summer 2015
100%
Funded
$630
Raised
$630
Goal

April 2015 Update: This feeding program is for the children living in Payatas, Quezon City, Philippines. Similar to the Sitio feeding program, the Payatas program also has 100 children who will be taking a 7-day VBS program in their village will be fed during the 6 days of classes plus a seventh day during a graduation party. To feed 100 children for 7 days it costs $630.

Project Information:

Feeding Program
100 Meals a Day
100 Children Served

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North India Kitchen

A kitchen upgrade
110%
Funded
$10,999
Raised
$10,000
Goal

In North India there's a safe home where at-risk children can go to be taken care of. Currently, there are 28 children in this home. They are fed and taught so they can transition from this home to high school. Skip1 wants to upgrade the kitchen in this home by supplying them with new appliances, pots, pans, plates, dishes and utensils. We will also upgrade the existing kitchen. These 28 children will get 3 meals a day, 7 days a week. 100% of all public donations for this project will go to upgrading the kitchen. If you'd like to fund the feeding program in North India, we have a separate project for that.

Project Information:

Kitchen Upgrade
Supplies Donated
28 Children Served

Project Highlights:

Skipping With Shelene

Special Projects
135%
Funded
$13,451
Raised
$10,000
Goal

Being the Founder of Skip1.org allows me to speak all over the country and share how every skip counts... big or small. Every skip matters in the lives of needy families. "Skipping with Shelene" provides a unique opportunity for me (on behalf of Skip1) to bless needy people here in America who cross my path. Be it a homeless family of seven I recently met in a shelter who now have a home for their beautiful family, or a young girl I met in a halfway house who just got out of prison for shoplifting and needed a second chance. To a single mom who is one paycheck away from being homeless and just needs some extra money to buy groceries. Words cannot express how grateful I am that you would donate to these special projects that are very close to my heart. Your skips are changing lives and giving children and families in need much needed hope. You are ALL a blessing. Thank you, Shelene.

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Philippines Feeding Program

Dec 2014 - Mar 2015
121%
Funded
$1,739
Raised
$1,440
Goal

For $90 a week, we can feed 30 children 3 meals a week (these children are between the ages of 5 and 9). There is another organization that is feeding the children 2 days a week -- so along with the other organization, the 30 children are fed 5 meals a week. $1,440 will sustain this project for 4 months (December 2014 - March 2015). 100% of your donations will go to feeding children in need living in the Philippines.

More info on Breakthrough Christian Academy:

Most of the students in Breakthrough Christian Academy come from poor families in Sitio Veterans and Payatas. Almost 75% of their students are under the educational sponsorship program where their donors support their tuition fees, books and supplies. Since most of our students come from very poor families, they usually go to school without breakfast and most of them are very sleepy during their classes and do not perform well in their subjects. Typically, these students have not had dinner the night before or breakfast the morning of and normally go to school on an empty stomach. The support for feeding that BCA received from Skip1.org enabled them to continue feeding 30 children five days a week during school days. They usually feed those same students twice a week but with Skip1's support, they were able to give them 5 days of feeding during lunch.

Project Information:

Feeding Program
1 Meals a Day
30 Children Served

Project Highlights:

Philippines Feeding Program

Dec 2013 - Mar 2014
100%
Funded
$1,984
Raised
$1,984
Goal

August 2014 Update:

A few weeks before Typhoon Haiyan hit Southeast Asia and the Philippines, Skip1.org sent $1,983.50 to our friends at the Breakthrough Christian Academy in order to support a feeding program there. In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 6,300 people in the Philippines alone, creating a huge need for not only disaster relief but sustainable feeding programs, something Skip1.org is all about. In December 2013, BCA was able to identify 30 children in a group of 124 students that were 1st and 2nd degree malnourished. These children, between the ages of 5 and 9, received 5 meals a week at lunch time. Another organization fed the children 2 days a week so Skip1's contribution was for the other 3 days of the week. In this area, we can feed a child a full lunch five days a week for less than $1 a day.

More info on Breakthrough Christian Academy:

Most of the students in Breakthrough Christian Academy come from poor families in Sitio Veterans and Payatas. Almost 75% of their students are under the educational sponsorship program where their donors support their tuition fees, books and supplies. Since most of our students come from very poor families, they usually go to school without breakfast and most of them are very sleepy during their classes and do not perform well in their subjects. Typically, these students have not had dinner the night before or breakfast the morning of and normally go to school on an empty stomach. The support for feeding that BCA received from Skip1.org enabled them to continue feeding 30 children five days a week during school days. They usually feed those same students twice a week but with Skip1's support, they were able to give them 5 days of feeding during lunch.

Project Information:

Feeding Program
1 Meals a Day
30 Children Served

Project Highlights:

Ntunga Kitchen

A new kitchen in Rwanda
102%
Funded
$22,975
Raised
$22,435
Goal

Ntunga (pronounced "noon-guh") is a small village in Rwanda. Before Skip1 got involved, two women used outdated appliances in a makeshift kitchen to cook one meal a day for 50 children. With your skips and generous donations, we built a brand new kitchen and dining room for these children and provided them with their one meal a day (known as "Break Tea" (tea and bread, short cake or an egg)). Skip1 will rebuilt their kitchen, added a dining room and equipped it with all new appliances, pots, pans, plates & dishes and utensils. The dimensions of the kitchen are approximately 26x36 feet.

Project Information:

Kitchen Build
Kitchen Upgrade
Supplies Donated
Feeding Program
1 Meals a Day
50 Children Served

Project Highlights:

Caballona Kitchen

A kitchen in the Dominican Republic
107%
Funded
$13,852
Raised
$13,000
Goal

At the Lumbrera de Caballona School in the Dominican Republic, more than 50 kids go the entire day without a single meal. Most of the children don't eat dinner the night before. Skip1.org is building a brand new kitchen on the school property and providing those who work in it with the necessary pots, pans and appliances to get it up and running. We are also building more bathrooms for the kids since there's currently only one toilet for the entire school. Funds will also go to supporting their feeding program (the food & labor costs) with opportunities to extend that feeding program per fundraising initiatives and programs via Skip1.org. Any additional donations received for this specific project will go directly to extending the duration of the feeding program at the school.

We are supplying the kitchen with the following items: 3 pots, 3 big wooden spoons, 5 large trays, 1 industrial stove, one LP gas tank for the stove, 10 rectangular tables, 3 large colanders, 10 large pitchers, 5 large trays, 100 plates, 100 spoons, 100 chrome tumblers, 3 wash basins (1 large & 2 medium), 2 large buckets for water, 3 medium buckets, 2 large water thermos, 50 plastic chairs and 1 refrigerator.

Project Information:

Kitchen Build
Supplies Donated
Feeding Program
50 Meals a Day
50 Children Served

Project Highlights:

Muleete Well

A new solar-powered well in Uganda
100%
Funded
$26,505
Raised
$26,500
Goal

Updated: 7/11/11: With gas prices being as high as they are in Uganda right now, our new mission is to create sustainability by implementing a solar powered generator vs. a gas powered one. We have raised the additional funds for this project. Thank you so much for your continued support.

The Skip1.org Muleete Project (in association with Africa Renewal Ministries) is located in south central Uganda, approximately 12.1 km (7.5 miles) southeast of Mubende. The project supports a school with approximately 300 children in attendance, a church, and a soon to be completed clinic. A small village is close by and the project enjoys a close and supportive relationship with the local village families. The new water supply system for the Muleete Project is predicated on using the existing well, refurbished and equipped with a downhole submersible pump and powered by an array of high efficiency solar panels, to provide clean drinking water to the project and surrounding local populace. The proposed new system is a modular design that can be expanded in the future to meet increased demand.

Project Information:

300 Children Served

Project Highlights:

Chilca Kitchen

A kitchen in Peru
102%
Funded
$30,549
Raised
$30,000
Goal

"At risk" children - currently living in Lurín, Pamplona Alta, Chilca and a dozen of other surrounding "young towns" - need a safe place where they can be fed, go to school and flourish. In the small community of Chilca (located about 45 minutes outside of Lima), there is a great opportunity. ACED owns about two acres of land in Chilca where they currently run a private school for about 50 children and a new bakery that provides supplemental income for the school and its programs. The school is called I.E.P. Jireh - Papa Leon XIII - it has classrooms, a small playground, a multipurpose room and teachers. A family lives on-site and oversees the school. On the same plot of land, right next to the school, is a dormitory, a kitchen facility and a well that sit empty. This is the orphanage. The dorm can accomodate 32 kids and 4 teachers. It has beds and toilets and showers.

Project Information:

Kitchen Build
Kitchen Upgrade
Supplies Donated
Feeding Program
82 Meals a Day
82 Children Served

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