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Join Us at OSP at UofT Annual Booth and Orphan Greeting Card Signing Event

September 4, 2009
Pictures of Some Orphans Sponsored by OSP at UofT, St. George Campus

Pictures of Some Orphans Sponsored by OSP at UofT

Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) at the University of Toronto, St. George (Downtown) Campus (UofT) invites you to:

OSP at UofT’s ANNUAL BOOTH AND ORPHAN GREETING CARD SIGNING EVENT (FOR EVERYONE)

WHEN:  Friday, September 4th, 2009 12pm-4pm

WHERE:  At OSP-MSA tables/booth during Clubs Fair at Hart House Circle (on UofT, St. George Campus), Near Queens Park Subway Station

Hart House Circle is close to the Hart House Building (HH) as well as University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU) Building.

See the map for exact location of HH and UTSU (labeled ‘SO’ in the map): http://rrs.osm.utoronto.ca/map/f?p=110:1:12138785371723912869::NO:::

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The OSP at UofT aims to maintain a rapport with the children we are sponsoring by signing Greeting Cards and sending Gifts to them, and we want you to be a part of this wonderful relationship!

Come and join us for a delightful afternoon of Fun, a chance to win Prizes, and to put smiles on the faces of orphan children from around the world!

There’ll be poster displays, information booth about the OSP, and henna application available.

The Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) was launched in 2003 with the aim of making a positive difference in the lives of orphans around the globe.  In 6 years of OSP’s existence, we’ve fundraised over a quarter of a million dollars (which is unheard of in student fundraising history!), allowing us to annually sponsor over 130 orphans from over 20 countries, over 4 continents.

For more information, email: osp.uoft@yahoo.ca and visit the site: http://www.ospuoft.wordpress.com

NOTE: This event is free to attend

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Below are some pictures of some greeting cards and gifts that were sent to our sponsored orphans last year:

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OSP at UofT Orphan Visit Videos

April 16, 2009

An exciting opportunity to watch the video documentaries of OSP members’ orphan visits.

This year, two of OSP committee members, Daanish Afzal (Volunteer Co-Coordinator) and Sarah Khan (Treasurer) visited Bangladesh (in January 2009) and Pakistan (August 2008) respectively, and during these trips, they at their own expense, took out the time to personally visit some of the orphanages and meet the actual orphans sponsored by OSP in these countries.

OSP at UofT Video (Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 2009) can also be viewed at the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKGjiW831Ec

OSP at UofT Video (Karachi, Pakistan, August 2008) can also be viewed at the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx3pK3xHeyA

**Arrangements can be made via the registered charity to visit and meet the orphan (or the orphanage/regional office in general) Note: The individual donor must bear the expense of his/her trip to visit the orphan**

To donate to sponsor an orphan, volunteer, and/or for more information contact: osp.uoft@yahoo.ca and visit www.ospuoft.wordpress.com


EXCITING UPDATES of OSP at UofT

January 9, 2009

By:  OSP at UofT Team

1) Four More Sponsorship Countries

*** OSP at UofT list of sponsorship countries has increased as four more countries have been added to the list which are:  Chechnya, Ethiopia, South Africa, and Iraq.  We are also looking into the possibility of sponsoring orphans from new countries, including Yemen, Mali, Niger, and Albania***

For full list of sponsorship countries, further detailed information about ways to donate, how much it costs to sponsor an orphan for a year, and donor opportunities Click Here

2) Orphans Received Our Cards & Gifts


The OSP at UofT organizes regular events aimed at sending greeting cards, letters, gifts, etc to the orphans to keep in touch with them.  In 2007 and in 2008 we had greeting card socials where students and donors designed and signed cards to send to the orphans along with gifts.  It was a pleasant surprise for the OSP, when we received cards and letters back from a number of the orphans, thanking us for the card, gift and asking the students to keep corresponding with them! We will be having similar events in Winter 2009, Spring/Summer 2009, & Fall 2009.  We will continue to have such events 2-3 times every year in the future to keep in touch with all our sponsored orphans, Insha’Allah.


– Below are some pictures of some OSP sponsored orphans with our cards and gifts.


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3) Visiting the Orphans

Sarah Khan, studying Human Physiology at University of Toronto and currently the OSP’s Treasurer, had visited Pakistan during the summer holidays 2008 and during this trip, she at her own expense, took out the time to personally visit the orphans that OSP is sponsoring from there.  She met them at their school located in an underprivileged rural village.  Her first-hand experience of visiting the village and exchanging conversations with the children not only allowed her to further comprehend the obstacles the orphans face on a daily basis but also increased her ambition to continue supporting the needs of orphans worldwide.  She added:  “It was really amazing to see OSP’s fundraised donations at work, helping the orphans receive their educational needs which helps them acquire the necessary skills for a better life, employment and financial security in their future.”


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(Picture of Sarah Khan, the OSP Treasurer, visiting the orphans in Pakistan)


**Arrangements can be made via the registered charity to visit and meet the orphan (or the orphanage/regional office in general) Note: The individual donor must bear the expense of his/her trip to visit the orphan**


CLICK HERE to Watch OSP Members’ Orphan Visit Videos


Say Hello to Emad

November 11, 2006

As Salaamu Alaikum,

Meet Emad (he’s one of the orphans we sponsor, thanks to the generous help of our donors out there)

He’s 8 years old from Beirut, Lebanon. His favorite sport is soccer and one of his aspirations at the moment is to be a teacher.

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Keep checking the blog for updates and as well introductions to other orphaned brothers and sisters of our global family from all over the world.

We’ve not yet reached our target of re-sponsoring all the orphans, so keep spreading the word!