Sponsor a Child
Children in Uganda are orphaned for many reasons. Some are abandoned because their families cannot support them, some have had parents pass away, and others have been a part of or witnessed tragic events and are taken from their families. God calls us to care for one another; even more so, to look after the orphaned and widowed. Your tax-deductible contribution of just $40 a month will provide an abandoned child with a safe, loving, Christian-based place in which to thrive.
WHAT DOES MY SUPPORT PROVIDE?
- Housing – Our orphanage provides a safe, secure place for orphans to live – a place to belong.
- Nutritious food and baby formula.
- Medical checkups, which often save lives.
- Clothing, including diapers, for ever-growing children.
- Staff – Caring Christian staff members who are committed to loving, guiding, and raising children. In addition to caretakers, we employ cooks, grounds-keepers, security, maintenance, and administrative assistants.
HOW LONG DOES MY SUPPORT LAST?
When you choose to care for a child, your support lasts as long as you choose or until the child leaves the orphanage. Some orphans are adopted. Some orphans are united with family members who take them in and some will leave when they come of age. You will be notified if and when your child leaves so you may decide how you want to proceed.
DOES MY MONTHLY DONATION GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHILD I SUPPORT?
Your donation ensures that all of the needs mentioned above are met for your child. However, because the orphanage is a community organization, there are expenses that are not at the individual-only level. For example, we purchase groceries all at one time which requires that we pool donations together to meet the collective needs of all the children in the orphanage.
Birthday: September 20, 2016
At just 8 days old, police were called to a swamp area near Mityana to pick up a dead body. When they arrived they were shocked to find a baby still fighting for her life. She was taken to the hospital where they named her Praise and contacted the Hope Center’s director to take her in and care for her. No family members have been identified but Hope will continue to provide care and search for any family members to unite her with.
Timothy was found abandoned in his village. He was taken to a social worker’s office who in turn contacted Hope Center. Timothy is a very sweet little boy and we are working to learn more about him and the family who abandoned him.
Tracy came to Hope after being abandoned by her mother. Her mother had dumped her at her auntie’s home. Tracy’s auntie refused to care for her. Tracy’s mother has been imprisoned for child neglect and her father has left with no way to contact him. We will not know Tracy’s age until we are able to nourish her and see where she is developmentally. When Tracy arrived she had bald spots and was malnourished.
Birthday : Unknown
Birthday: June 14, 2016
Hope Center was called after Grace was born in a hospital and left in a toilet in the Mubende District. We have a great relationship with the police there so after she was found, we were called to pick up Grace and care for her. She came to Hope at just 3.5 pounds but is already thriving with the love and care being provided.
Esther - CARE PROVIDED
Birthday: September 30, 2009
Esther was in need of care from Hope Center when she arrived at the age of two. Esther is HIV positive. Her mother had abandoned her in a house where she was starved and malnourished. Esther would like to be a teacher when she grows up!
Job - CARE PROVIDED
Birthday: January 13, 2015
Job arrived at HCU at the tender age of two weeks old in dire need of legal protection and support. His mother was jailed after she attempted to sell Job to a witch doctor who would have used him as a child sacrifice. Job is a healthy boy and has thrived since arriving at Hope.
Shamin - CARE PROVIDED
Birthday: September 10, 2007
Mimi was four years old when she came to Hope. She was not only malnourished, but she needed legal protection and care from her father who had tortured her.
Birthday: January 14, 2005
Daniel came to Hope Center in need of a home. Daniel was living on the streets neglected and abandoned by his father after his mother died.
Precious - CARE PROVIDED
Birthday: January 25, 2016
This little girl was picked up by Hope at a hospital at just one day old. Her mother gave birth, attempted to strangle her to death, then left her for dead in a latrine. She was thankfully found and brought to the hospital where they named her Precious and called Hope Center. Other than a bump on her head and being slightly jaundice, Precious is in good health and will receive excellent care at Hope.
Rita - CARE PROVIDED
Birthday: January 20, 2008
Ritah came to Hope needing immediate medical attention. She has sickle cell and had been neglected and left to her grandfather who was too old to care for her. She is physically disabled and in need of medial attention, care, and support.
Harriet - CARE PROVIDED
Birthday: March 20, 2006
Harriet came to Hope Center in March of 2015 needing legal protection. She was a key witness to a child sacrifice and her parents were arrested. In spite of what she has witnessed, Harriet hopes to be a priest when she grows up.