Perhaps you can relate: When I was younger I felt quite hesitant to give to charity because I was never really sure where my donation would go, whether it would get lost in increasing admin or wages in the 1st world, or simply to a project, the charity ran, that I didn’t feel passionate about.
So, assuming there are more people like me, we have created 4 individual ‘giving pages’, one for each of the projects that we run; Education, Livelihoods, Health & Water, so that you can choose which area of cause you feel most passionate about and would like to donate to.
We also want to tell you that 100%* of your donation will go straight to the project you donate to and will not be used for… paying for my new Mac computer, Air travel or even something as little as printing costs. This is the same if you want to simply donate to the charity as a whole too.
Oh, and when we say 100% we mean 100%; for example, if you donate £10 to the Health project then that full £10 could be used on buying 2 mosquito nets for 2 families in Katanga Slum.
Simple really. Giving that changes lives.
So you can click on one of our projects below, where you will be able to securely, donate to the project you wish to donate to.
* Yes 100% and we are able to do this by partnering with a charity called Golden Giving who do not take a percentage of money from each donation and do not charge the charity, unlike other giving websites e.g. Justgiving or Virgin money giving, Instead they, like us, find other ways to pay for admin, marketing and wages.
So it’s just 42 days before Megan and I will be boarding the flight to go back to Uganda for the 3rd time. This time we won’t be on our own, being joined by a mixed group of people; some who have been to Uganda before and some who haven’t.
We also have some friends who are going to Uganda separately, who are meeting us out there to do some medical work within Katanga Slum for a few days.
We are looking for various items that we would like to take to help the project and to further the work we are doing out in Uganda. If you could have a look at the list below and see if there is anything that you may like to donate (or perhaps you have a spare lying about?).
- Footballs (Maybe new balls that haven’t been pumped up yet, so we can transport them efficiently, taking up less space in our bags).
- Other balls; tennis balls, squidgy balls, volley balls… anything you can play with.
- Skipping ropes (individual or group ropes)
- Cricket set (aged 4-15)
- Hand sized Bean bags
- Sport cones
- Pump, for the balls
- Valve; for the pump, for the balls.
- Face Paints
- Easy exercise books (numbers, letters, sequences, colours, shapes)
- Colouring books
- Sewing patterns (for our new sewing machines we are just about to send out)
- Sewing kits (needles for hand sewing, thread etc)
We appreciate any donations you feel you are able to give, second hand is fine but we want to show these children and families that we care enough to give them good equipment, so only items that are in good condition please.
If you would like to donate any of the items above then either, reply to this post, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring us (In the UK) on 07999 554996, otherwise we might end up with 10 pumps and no balls to pump up.
Below are a few pictures of the kids, with items that people donated to us, to take out for our school in August 2012.