Monday, August 08, 2011

You Can Make a Difference!

The Soul Sanctuary Golf Tournament was established to raise funds and open doors of opportunity by providing funding for shelter and education to less fortunate children on the island of Java, Indonesia. Soul Sanctuary accomplishes these objectives by working together with our partner, All Hands Held which was established solely for the above mentioned goals. All Hands Held is in the memory of two amazing young women who lost their lives in a flash flood (January 22/2003) on the island of Java, Indonesia.

These two women were each volunteering for one year period to work with and help the children of Indonesia. Their names are Alana Fife and Hannah Showaker, and their example of selflessness and commitment to these children is the standard by which we measure our success.

All Hands Held was created by far too many people's efforts to mention them all here and has partnered with Soul Sanctuary from the time the Church was established. The foundation has grown each of it's seven years of existence, by building on small successes and having a strong and committed foundation of people (100% volunteers).

All Hands Held has several well established programs which are described as follows...

- The Satya Wacana University Scholarship program. The goal of this program is to provide a total of 21 full four year Scholarships (one for each year of Alana Fife's life) to deserving students who otherwise would be unable to have the opportunity for a post secondary education. Currently there are three young adults enrolled, one in the faculty of law, one in the school of music, and one in computer programming and one pending.

- The Hannah Showaker Memorial Bursary Program. This program currently provides for two bursaries of $1000 USD (at Satya Wacana University) per year and is awarded to gifted students who are unable to continue their education due to the lack of financial resources. Currently one of these students has a 4.0 average and is already accepted into the Satya Wacana University Scholarship program for next year.

- The Satya Wacana Computer Program. Each year computers are purchased and loaned to students in the two above programs to give them the tools they need to succeed.

- The Wisma Kasih (orphanage) Educational Sponsorship Program. Each year All Hands Held will pay the tuition, transportation and lunch for up to 65 students at the orphanage. In Indonesia families have to pay a monthly tuition for elementary, and Jr and Sr High school or the children do not attend.

- In the past we have donated up to $15,000 USD to the Wisma Kasih building fund. The new orphanage opened up in January 2007 and the facility is beautiful. This year we had two members from Soul Sanctuary go and inspect the premises and they have come back with glowing reports in regards to the conditions and management of the facility. The building was partially funded by an All Hands Held/ Soul Sanctuary joint effort.

- The Wisma Kasih Library and computer learning centre. This new library opened in May 2008 and is a resource to enable the children of the orphanage to grow and succeed. The computer centre has 4 new computers complete with high speed internet.

We are asking YOU to get involved in any or all of the following ways:

1. You can SPONSOR a hole $100 $300 $500

2. Contribute a merchandise prize for the tournament, which will be recognized at the dinner.

3. You can enter your own foursome/couple/single and join us for a relaxing, fun and enjoyable day to show your support. Entry fees are $100 per person which includes a charitable donation receipt and a fantastic supper.

4. DON'T Like golf? FANTASTIC....come for the dinner and be a part of the bidding! There is room for all! Bring a friend and come and make a difference!

Further inquires can be made by contacting tournament organizers at More information can be found at the Soul Golf Tournament website at

Most people have no just how far their donation to this cause goes. You are literally changing lives!

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