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Ugandan Gift Guide: Shop for Good

Last year, I fell in love with the beautiful people and country of Uganda. I traveled there with Bob Goff’s organization, Restore International, and while we were there our team visited many NGOs that made me want to go out and start something significant of my own. As I was thinking about the upcoming Christmas season, I wanted to share with you these five organizations and resources who are making a significant difference in the lives of all who are involved – from artisan to consumer and everyone in between. Restore International This year Restore has put together some great ... Read More »

Five Things Friday: 7.18.14

Five things I’ve been loving lately… Governor’s Island I was first inspired to travel to Governor’s Island because of an art exhibit three years ago, and I have loved visiting ever since. I took a trip with some girl friends from college a couple of weekends ago and since experiencing the 30 additional renovated acres, I’m not even more in love. What’s the draw? Wide open space, historical buildings, local art and pop-up shops, food trucks, and my favorite – a hammock grove! It’s well worth the trip, and the ferry is free on weekends beginning at 10 AM. Read More »

Why I Went to Uganda

I’ve been home from Africa for over a week now, and I think I am finally starting to get back to “life as normal” after a week’s transition back to the States. We experienced and learned so much that when people say, “I want to hear all about your trip!” I have found myself at a loss for words. Where do I start? How do I pick “the highlights?” As I thought about where to start, I think this is a good place. I went to Uganda to love people. This is actually no different from how I try to live ... Read More »

Going to Uganda!

Exciting times lie ahead for the Lenzis… We are leaving for Africa on Thursday! Nick and I were invited to join an organization called Restore International on a vision trip to the Restore Leadership Academy in Gulu, Uganda. A small team from our church, Hoboken Grace, will be heading there October 17th-28th. Restore International’s goal is to fight injustice, seeking “daring and audacious ways to combat human rights violations… actively seeking ways to bring hope, justice and restoration.” Restore Leadership Academy provides the chance for Ugandan children, many impacted by civil war and without one or both parents, to receive ... Read More »

The Mocha Club: Love, Liberty, and Live Music

Since starting a full time job in February, buying lattes has bumped up from an occasional luxury to a regular occurrence. I have been averaging a good seven and a half hours of sleep per night, so it’s not that I always need the caffeine, but when I walk past a high quality, direct trade coffee shop on your way to work every single day how can I not support that? With every coffee I have purchased since going full time, I have been slowly reminded of the Mocha Club, an organization that asks people to donate the cost of a few mochas a ... Read More »

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