Have you ever had to worry about being able to afford a basic education for your child? How about easily accessing clean water or firewood needed to cook?
The communities we serve in Uganda face unimaginable challenges like these every day, which is why we are participating in Giving Tuesday once again on November 27th. Last year we successfully raised $6,532.26, which means this single day of giving has a tremendous impact!
Our flagship program, Rukundo Preparatory School, opened earlier this year and we could not be happier with its success. We are also thrilled to report that construction is nearly complete on the two new classrooms we needed to graduate our pioneer class of 5-year-old students to the first grade this coming February. That was the primary goal of our holiday fundraising last year and our recent Global Giving Campaign.
Even as we celebrate these successes, they come with new challenges.
- We need to keep expanding our school as our students move up.
- We now have a mushroom cooperative operating as part of our community center.
- We still have scholars who need support.
- We want to expand our life-changing Girls’ Empowerment and Community Center Programs.
All of this is possible with your support.
This Giving Tuesday is significant because Facebook has partnered with PayPal to match donations made through Facebook. They are matching the first $7 million dollars that comes in starting at 8:00 AM EST. However, to receive a good portion of this FREE matching money, donations will need to be made within the first hour of the campaign.
We will make sure you have plenty of reminders and easy access because we know you want every dollar you give to be doubled! If you can’t donate within the first hour, don’t let that discourage you! Facebook does not charge any donation fees on #GivingTuesday, so 100% of every donation made will go directly to Rukundo.
We have included a Giving Tuesday 2018 Social Media Toolkit to help you easily raise money for Rukundo International by posting just four times on social media and asking friends and family to contribute. You can also create a personal Giving Tuesday fundraiser for Rukundo here: https://fb.com/fund/rukundointernational/
As always, your support means the world to us and the communities in Kalable, Uganda – today and everyday.