Posted on Sep 22, 2020
Rotary Club of Needham Newsletter September 22nd, 2020
In our (Global) Community: Bujjuko and Ssumbwe Relief Project
Our member, Sylvia Kiggundu, has organized fundraising to support a project that distributes food and sanitary supplies to families whose income has been disrupted by the COVID-19 lockdown in her home country of Uganda. Located about 14 miles west of the capitol, Kampala, economically vulnerable families (home-hound elderly, widows, disabled persons and single mothers) in the villages of Bujjuko and Ssumbwe were identified as candidates to receive support from the project. The first-round goal of $5000 was achieved and distributed to families, providing an estimated 6 weeks of food and sanitary supplies. Fundraising and support are on-going and the project has currently supplied over 900 persons.
If you would like to donate, go to: For more information on the project, you can view the presentation at:
Speaker: Lise Elcock, Membership Director, Newton-Needham Regional Chamber 
Lise spoke to us about the Needham 100 Day Challenge. "With less than 100 days to go until the end of the year, we all need to do our part to save the small businesses that we love". The program is designed to promote and support Needham businesses and restaurants through the remainder of 2020. Here's what the chamber says we can do to support the campaign:


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