Empowering A Community

This year, 2020, has been been one for the history books. The impact of this pandemic has reached people from every walk of life and every part of the world. COVID-19 has touched all of our lives, impacting us to varying degrees. Some have lost loved ones, jobs, homes. We feel like the fortunate ones. […]

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What 2020 Made Me Realize About Humanitarian Aid

 Just a few reflections from Marte Nymoen, a former Ten Thousand Homes volunteer. A pandemic, the death of Georg Floyd, and the Australian bushfires are just some of the things that rattled 2020. This year hit us with a bang, making us, or at least me, realize how privileged many of us are. The breakdown […]

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Linking Arms To Bring Change

Today, June 19th, is the holiday referred to as Juneteenth. It marks the day when news of the emancipation of slaves finally reached the most remote slave state. Texas. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in January of 1863, it wasn’t until this day in 1865 that the news had reached everywhere. Juneteenth is […]

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Take Action #GivingTuesdayNow

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity and action in response to COVID-19. GIVE NOW We at Ten Thousand Homes are asking you to join a global community with #GivingTuesdayNow. The donations received on this day will go toward bringing relief to the frontline workers serving these vulnerable communities. 

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COVID-19 Relief Fund

Today, as I sit here and write this from my new suburban life in Texas, the governor is easing the ‘shelter in place’ restrictions that we’ve been under for the last ‘roughly’ 6 weeks.  With this easing of restriction, we decided to get crazy and order out for our Friday Pizza Night.  I ventured out, […]

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The Circle of Kindness

November 2016 the staff of uVillage in White River, South Africa felt challenged to practice a week of intentional generosity by doing random acts of kindness. They practiced kindness with themselves, each other, and complete strangers. Their journey led them to the local police station where they delivered a case of sodas. The station commander […]

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Kids Globally

I haven’t been inside a building since March 16th. These were the words uttered by one Texas teen recently. Shelter in place orders and lockdowns have dramatically changed our way of doing life. Some kids have moved to online learning while others don’t have schools that can provide that service. Introvert kids may love being […]

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Activities To Keep The Kids Busy

March 14th, uVillage, our partner location in White River, South Africa, held its 5th Day of Royalty event. It’s such a fun time where all the kids in the feeding program there are bused onto the uVillage campus for a day where they can just be kids to laugh and play! Stations are set up […]

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