I wish I may, I wish I might…

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“Is there a way we can donate specific things to Eight Oaks?” This is one of the more popular questions we get from potential donors, and the answer is yes! The reality will always be that money is more useful, but THINGS are more fun to give. With that in mind, we’ve created a Wishlist for items we need or … Read More

2016 in Review

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Dear Friends- Another year is coming to a close! We hope that this letter finds you well and in the midst of enjoying the holidays. During this season, as we try to turn our hearts and minds towards what we are thankful for, you and our Eight Oaks family are at the very top of the list. Highlights from 2016: … Read More

our money where our mouth is

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October is Fair Trade month! We are FAR from experts in this area, but simply put, Fair Trade “is a social movement whose goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better working and trading conditions and to promote sustainability” (full disclosure: I copied & pasted that sentence from Wikipedia). Generally, Fair-Trade advocates are lobbying for better pay for … Read More

Gone to Ghana

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Another trip to Ghana has come and gone. Three visitors accompanied us to The Yellow House on this visit. Caleb and Clare are students at JBU now, but were two of the high school students that were with Eight Oaks in the beginning, circa 2012 (you can read a post Clare wrote back-in-the-day here). Beth is Teddy’s cousin (my cousin-in-law) … Read More