Utah Ulster Project Support

$3,810 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 34 months
Adrian Gentilcore
on behalf of Shayna Wyaskett
The Ulster Project of Utah has been operating for 31 years. Every summer, we bring a dozen teens from N. Ireland. Half are Catholic/half are Protestant - a big deal in that part of the world. Our website is UtahUlsterProject.org  .

We match them with a dozen American teens and their families and start a whirlwind month of daily activities - A mix of service, fun, leadership, or faith-based activities where these kids will learn many important lessons.

It is inspiring to see these kids start to trust each other and become one large inseparable unit. There are many tears when the N. Irish kids go home, but they take the lessons they've learned back to their community. And both groups usually remain in touch for years afterwards.

It's EXPENSIVE to run the Project - we manage our donated funds carefully (we do not charge any fees to the teens or their families), but we have to help pay airfare, admission fees, camping fees, snacks, water, sun cream (LOTS of sun cream as the N. Irish are not used to our hot summers!), just about everything needed to support 24 teens for a month.

Understandably, the airfare is our largest expense.  The N. Irish teens and their families handle some of it, but we try to donate $10,000 towards each year's airfare.  So we are working to raise some of these funds through donations.  Any donation will be GREATLY appreciated and used well to benefit this much-needed peace project.

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$3,810 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 34 months
Created July 3, 2016
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7 months ago

For Kyra, what a delight she was. We will forever treasure the time she spent in our home. Holding the McKinely family in our hearts forever.

George Reade
8 months ago

For Kyra McKinley with fond memories and healing prayers and thoughts for her family and friends.

Dave Leo
8 months ago

In memory of Kyra McKinley

Brian & Leah Blalock
8 months ago

For Kyra McKinley. We have the sweetest memories of hosting her brother, Glenn in 2015. We know that they are a very close family and their pain must be overwhelming. Sending healing thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Mary Sue & Chuck Howisey
8 months ago

In memory of Kyra McKinley. We were the proud hosts of Kyra’s sister, Alex, in 2008 and had the opportunity to spend a few days in Omagh with the McKinley’s in 2009. Kyra was a beautiful, bubbly young lady and will be remembered by our family with great fondness.

11 months ago
Angela & Joe Micklos
11 months ago

Thanks you for supporting Thomas in his LLS campaign. Ulster Project is such a great thing. Best of luck with this year's adventures!

Tracey Felts
11 months ago

In memory of Edward Scott, on behalf of the his son Matt & family. The ConnectYourCare family offers their prayers and condolences.

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