#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
Next Tuesday, November 28th, is Giving Tuesday and this year Rukundo International is kicking off our 2017 Holiday Campaign in conjunction with this global day of giving to “Deck the Halls, Build the Walls.” The goal of our fundraising for Giving Tuesday and the holiday campaign is to raise $15,000 and start the next phase of our school – the elementary block – and graduate our preschool students to the P1 level in early 2019.
For this dream to continue, we need your help and support. Our nursery school is nearly completed and students are set to begin classes in January 2018. We are amazed and humbled as we watch our diligence and hard work pay off in the fulfillment of this dream; our own school!
Even as we celebrate this success, we must look to the future and begin construction on the elementary school block, so our newly graduated preschool students can continue learning in state-of-the-art facilities, with teachers committed to the finest quality education. We know that with an excellent education, these children will grow up to be world changers.
This Giving Tuesday is significant because Facebook has partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to match all donations made through Facebook, up to $50k per nonprofit!! Facebook is also waiving all donation fees for this ONE DAY to put even more of the money raised directly toward our goal. This means tomorrow’s generous giving will go twice as far and set us on the path to the next phase of school construction.
Prayerfully consider a gift tomorrow that will do so much to help us achieve this audacious goal. Or commit to fundraising on our behalf. Or both. We have tools available to help you easily achieve a personal fundraising goal. As always, your support means the world to us and the children of Uganda, today and every day.
Teach a youth about the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6