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December 03, 2016
BENEFITING: WATCCH INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 29, 2016
What About the Children, Children's Home (Watcch) Inc. was established in 2011 to provide and care for children that were orphaned due to natural disasters in Bududa, Uganda. The home currently hosts 16 children, providing for their school, medical care and everyday needs. There are 44 more children that are orphaned and still need a home and care. In order to achieve that we need to raise $29,000 to make that dream a reality. Please help us reach our goal!
My name is DeCarmen, I along with Patrica Redix, Linda Redix and Destynee Foreman started Watcch Inc. in 2011 in Uganda, Africa. After our initial mission trip to Uganda, Africa, we saw a need in Uganda. 75 children had lost their homes due to mudslides and landslides in Bududa, Uganda, Africa. The Ugandans live at the bottom of the mountain. They build their homes and farms on the slope of the mountain. However, when it rains during the monsoon season, mudslides occur and cause mud to cover the entire village. Homes are lost and many people die. In 2012 one of the largest mudslides destroyed the village, which resulted in over 300 missing people. When we found the children many were in bad condition.... The children were placed in a facility where they were wasting away. The children were lucky to receive one meal a day. I witnessed one of the kids pass out due to heat stroke simply because they did not have running water. The conditions, were horrible. We brought supplies, but it was only enough to sustain the kids for about a week. After our time in Africa, we heard that a few of the kids we met had died due to starvation, suicide and lack of medication. We started taking in children who were victims of the mudslides in 2012. However, over the years we were only able to address the needs of 16 children. There are many more left without a home. It is hard to support a full-functioning home without enough funding. We are currently renting, but the building is small and very costly. The government is pushing us to get our own land and building, otherwise we risk getting shut down. They want to know we are serious about providing for our children.
Our goal for Giving Tuesday is to raise $7,200 within 24 hours to help get us closer to our $29,000 goal. Those funds would help us purchase bunk beds, bedding, supplies and food to support 60 children.
$150 a month for nurse
$250.00 for a doctor to visit twice a month
$400 Bunk beds for sick kids
$1,000 Furniture: desk chairs nursing table
We need donations of $300 every hour, that's two donations of $150.00 every hour. If you have been inspired to impact the lives of these children, grab a partner and pledge to donate. Go the extra step and become a Watcch Super Hero and challenge 6 people to do the same.
Help us raise the most money on Giving Tuesday and Crowdrise will donate a grand prize of $25,000 to help us reach our ultimate goal!! #gowatcch #fundraising #crowdrise #givingtower