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Back to School Match

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BENEFITING: Children of Uganda

THE STORY:

Sharon (pictured left) just knew her dream was going to come true the day she met Rose.

One year ago, 7-year-old Sharon was found living in a slum with her ailing 80-year-old grandmother helping with daily chores and her grandmother’s care.  Her father had died of AIDS and her mother subsequently abandoned her.  With no source of income and the demands of living in a poverty-stricken home, it would seem impossible to hope for a better life; and yet, Sharon held on to the dream of attending school despite her many hardships.

When Children of Uganda's social worker Rose first met little Sharon on student recruitment day, she knew this brilliant child deserved a chance to attend school – something Sharon’s grandmother simply could not afford.  And now, thanks to Sharon's sponsor – her dream of attending school came true this year.

Sharon and her fellow classmates returned for their final (and most important) school term of the year on September 3rd.  All primary (elementary), secondary (middle and high school), vocational (trade school) and university students supported by Children of Uganda are now back and studying hard - and consequently, this month we face a heavy financial commitment of providing school fees and requirements for hundreds of orphaned and vulnerable children in our care.

We need your help. And, thanks to one of our most loyal and generous supporters - your donation can now go twice as far and have double the impact.

A longtime friend of our organization has offered to double your gift, dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000, if we receive your donation before October 1st.  The money raised in this match will be used to pay school fees and provide the academic requirements our students need to succeed for their 3rd school term of the year.

Do you know what it's like to be 7-years-old and to lose both of your parents, be responsible for the care of an elderly loved one and wonder if you'll ever have the chance to attend school? Most of us do not. And yet, countless children like Sharon are facing this reality in Uganda today.

So, as you can imagine, education means everything to our children. They are acutely aware that being in school is a distinct privilege (education is not free in Uganda) and that by working hard in their studies they can achieve a brighter future for themselves, extended family and their community.

Can you help us keep hundreds of deserving Ugandan children and teens in school with a gift of $25, $50, $100 or more? Your donation of any amount will be matched dollar for dollar up to $10,000 - but only if you donate by October 1st.  Sharon and all of our beloved children are counting you keep their dreams alive.

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To This Fundraiser

$18,200

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joan Rogers

     

  • Birgit Nicolaisen

     

  • Gwen Rigby

     

  • Marsella Fults

     

  • Susan Hunn

     

  • Rhonda Turner

     

  • Jerry Washington

     

  • Percy Lee Owens

     

  • Jo Harris

     

  • Susan and Stacy Oelsen

     

  • George Rutherford

     

  • Susan and Charles Crone

     

  • Nicole and Michael Moorman

     

  • Pamela Brannon

     

  • Marjorie Wolfe

     

  • Stanley Potts

     

  • Martha Maynard

     

  • Jane Seger

     

  • Deborah Henderson

     

  • Steven Henderson

     

  • Dione Mahoney

     

  • Joan Pennington

     

  • Mary May

     

  • Patricia Dooley

     

  • Linda Lian

     

  • Nabila Salah

     

  • Marie Keech

     

  • Stacy Scherzer

     

  • Elizabeth and Leonard Carter

     

  • Tim and Ruth Vineyard

     

  • Gordon and Ellen Parkhill

     

  • Margaret Harris

     

  • Ramona Ramirez

     

  • Catherine Mauger

     

  • Dorothy Cameron

     

  • Cynthia Anthony

     

  • Jean-Bernard Cabana

     

  • Stephen and Linda Alpern

     

  • The Knox family

    $25

  • Dave and Jane

    $100

  • Kevin and VIcki Parsons

    $50

  • Pia Schiavo-Campo

    $25

  • Kelly Schumann

    $10

  • Nick Klinger

    $25

  • CrowdRise

    $100

  • Debra A. Matt

     

  • Jeff Swanlund

    $400

  • Trish, Dubai

    $50

  • Dale Overmyer

    $25

  • Mary John Frank

    $50

  • Gwen Rigby

    $50

  • Pilar Jimenez

     

  • Glenn Angelo Forde

     

  • George Howell

     

  • Elizabeth Kovacs

     

  • Cora Shaw

     

  • Diane Bessette

     

  • Pamela Brannon

     

  • Peter Jeton

     

  • Brigitte Sterrett

     

  • Roberta Hodson

     

  • Marty Smith

     

  • Birgit Nicolaisen

     

  • Lisa Rosen

     

  • Ellen Dodge

     

  • Ellen Boudreau

     

  • Alison and Brett Gainer

     

  • Emily Erwin Robison

     

  • Faith Burgard

     

  • OMV Medical, Inc.

     

  • Elizabeth and Leonard Carter

     

  • Carol Ball

     

  • Karen Merten

     

  • Jerry Washington

     

  • George Rutherford

     

  • Louise Jones

     

  • Gwen Rigby

     

  • Keith Orme

     

  • Georgetown Presbyterian Church

     

  • Maxine Champion

     

  • Georgia Brown

     

  • Sylvia Cook and Samuel Dubois Cook

     

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182% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $18,200 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Sylvia Cook and Samuel Dubois Cook

Sylvia Cook and Samuel Dubois Cook

5 years ago

Georgia Brown

Georgia Brown

5 years ago

Georgetown Presbyterian Church

Georgetown Presbyterian Church

5 years ago

Maxine Champion

Maxine Champion

5 years ago

Keith Orme

Keith Orme

5 years ago

Gwen Rigby

Gwen Rigby

5 years ago

Carol Ball

Carol Ball

5 years ago

Karen Merten

Karen Merten

5 years ago

Jerry Washington

Jerry Washington

5 years ago

George Rutherford

George Rutherford

5 years ago