Tanzania Trip 2016!

Join House of Blue Hope on a Journey!

— July 30 to August 6, 2016 —
Travel to Dar es Salaam where you will meet the children in our programs, learn more about what we do, and hear about our plans for the coming year. Then, either stay the week at House of Blue Hope, or experience an overnight safari in Mikumi National Park and two days in Zanzibar.

If you consider yourself an adventurer, stay for an extra week and embark on a exhibition to Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro!

Check out our trip page and video at House of Blue Hope Trip Page.

To reserve your spot or if you have any questions, please contact:
Executive Director Jeff Walton – jwalton@houseofbluehope.org or Board Member Adam Weise –aweise@houseofbluehope.org.

Get Ready for an Adventure of a Lifetime!

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Remembering Evarist: Brother, Son, and Friend

Brother, son, friend and longtime House of Blue Hope member Evarist passed away today from the injuries he sustained in a traffic accident on Saturday. Evarist will forever be remembered as a humble, giving, caring, hard-working member of the House of Blue Hope family. Today is a very sad day for Evarist’s friends, family and all of House of Blue Hope.

Strides For Kids 2015

Join us for a 5k walk/run (you pick!) fund raiser for the House of Blue Hope Foundation.

There will be free food, free refreshments, and a raffle.

Participants are encouraged to raise funds through sponsorships. Please email pweise@kingswayhomes.com to receive a sponsor donor page!

The event will be held at Whitnall Park – South – Picnic Site 7 – Greenfield, WI on Saturday, July 11 at 10:30am. To purchase tickets or to donate Click Here.

Directions: Continue South on HWY 100 past Grange Ave. (.7 miles)
East on Kay Parkway (.5 miles)
Left/North on Whitnall Way (.2 miles)
Site 7 is east of a parking lot and across from a playground.

Raise A Glass Milwaukee 2015

Join us for an evening of wine, craft beer, food, and silent auctions to benefit the children of the House of Blue Hope in Dar es Salaam, TZ.

The event will be held at The Iron Horse Hotel located at 500 W. Florida St. Milwaukee, WI on Friday, July 10 at 6:00pm. To purchase tickets or to donate Click Here.

Golf Outing 2013

Sign up http://www.razoo.com/story/2013-House-Of-Blue-Hope-Golf-Outing

 

$150 per person includes 18-hole shot gun, range beforehand, cart, BBQ dinner buffet after, and two drinks. Prizes will be awarded to the first and second place foursomes, and winners of the longest drive and “closest to the pin” competitions. Here is the link to the course:http://www.crystalgolfresort.com/Content/Article.aspx?SID=2&CID=183&AID=442

 

For questions on the event, special hotel rates at the course, or various sponsorship opportunities, please contact bbludgus@houseofbluehope.org.

 

The House of Blue Hope Foundation is primarily focusing on working with education, poverty, and children’s issues in Tanzania, East Africa and has done so by constructing and supporting a residential and educational facility and its outreach program.

 

The idea for the House of Blue Hope was conceived in 2006 as a small attempt to help extend the gift of education to vulnerable children in Dar es Salaam who were not enrolled in schools. A small governing board of both U.S. and Tanzanian citizens was formed, and the House of Blue Hope Foundation was then registered as a non-profit organization in the U.S. to support the project financially. Funds were raised, a plot was purchased, blueprints were drawn, and construction on a facility to house these children started in June 2007.

 

By December 2007, the ground level of the facility was constructed, and nine adolescent and teenage boys moved into the house in January 2008. They were enrolled into schools and provided with all basic needs at the house. Currently, Blue Hope supports 19 kids through their education and basic needs. The organization provides social services, tutoring, athletic programs. Our kids attend some of the best schools in Tanzania, and they are excelling!

 

The House of Blue Hope program has proven very successful over the past 6 years since our founding. Five of the original boys have now graduated high school and are enrolled in college. The next cohort of younger kids will move in soon. We are looking to raise funds to expand the facility to add a second floor, which will accommodate up to twenty-four additional children. We are also engaged in partnerships with other NGOs in Tanzania, as we look toward the larger vision of access to education for all children in the country.

Poker Tournament 2013 (Friday July 12)

Register Here: razoo.com/story/BlueHopePokerTournament2013

Who: YOU!

What: Our third annual poker tournament is a fund raiser for the House of Blue Hope Foundation. Everyone who makes it to the final table will receive a prize and the three finalist will receive an additional prize for their accomplishment! There will also be a beginners table for those who want to play, but are new to the game. Come play, and bring your friends to join in on the fun!

House of Blue Hope will be hosting our fourth annual poker tournament on Friday, July 12 starting at 7pm at Club Paragon (3578 S 108th St, Milwaukee, WI). Those interested in playing will be asked to give a $25 donation to participate. There will be prizes for the top three finalist as well as gifts for all who make the final table. You can enter to play the day of the event, although preregistering is encouraged.

** Beginners encouraged to play. There will be a beginners table for those new to the game!
** If you bring two friends who also play, your first buy-in will be free.
** Those who wish to come watch and enjoy the entertainment are more than welcome! Please join us and support your favorite players.

Please email aweise@houseofbluehope.org if you have any questions!

 

Where: Club Paragon (private event room) 3578 S 108th St, Greenfield, WI

 

When: Friday, July 12 starting at 7pm

 

Why: House of Blue Hope pulls kids off the streets and puts them into a safe living and learning environment. With such access to one of the top schools in the country, the current and future residents of the House of Blue Hope will be provided with top-notch educational opportunities in a country in which only about 12% of the population receives a secondary education.

Strides for Kids 2013

Printable Flyer Explaining the Event: Strides for Kids 2013 Flyer

 

Click Here to Register: http://www.razoo.com/story/Strides-For-Kids-2013

Who: YOU!

What: Strides for Kids 2013 is a 5k walk/run (you pick!) fund raiser for the House of Blue Hope Founation. There will be food, refreshments, a silent auction and raffle in addition to the walk/run. Participants are encouraged to raise funds through sponsorships – those who raise the most will be awarded prizes! Please email pweise@sales.kwkc.net to get a sponsor donor page!

Preregister today and save $5, the cost of registration will be $30 day of.

Where: Root River Parkway – South – Picnic Area 3 (connected to Whitnall Park, off of Forest Home)

When: Saturday, July 13 starting at 10:30am

Why: House of Blue Hope pulls kids off the streets and puts them into a safe living and learning environment. With such access to one of the top schools in the country, the current and future residents of the House of Blue Hope will be provided with top-notch educational opportunities in a country in which only about 12% of the population receives a secondary education.

Watch a speech by co-founder and President Billy Bludgus from Strides 2012 –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2kBacBbdtI

Blue Hope Turns 6 – $6,000 Goal by End of March (Matched by Another $6,000!)

To celebrate our 6th birthday, we are raising $6000 this month!
If we do so, a group of anonymous donors will match it for a total of $12,000! We are more than half way there to the $6000 goal.
With only a few days before the end of the month and $1900 to raise, we need people to step up and donate now!

Help us reach our goal click here:

Check out our 1-minute video on who we are and what we do!

Exim Bank visits Blue Hope

Local Exim Bank –Namanga Branch visited House of Blue Hope as part of the company’s efforts to engage with the public where the bank operates.

The group of employees at the event was led by the bank’s Managing Director Anthony Grant and the staff strongly encouraged the boys to stay focused in their studies and in life.

The Exim Bank Managing Director advised the boys to take interest in banking related subjects and offered that the bank will provide them employment upon completion of their studies.  This is a wonderful opportunity for the boys in the Blue Hope program!