Siblings Score for Scholarship

The Martin sisters and brother – Reilly, Connor, Maggie and Makenna – began a year ago doing odd jobs for their neighbors and family.  They shoveled sidewalks, raked lawns and worked lemonade stands slowly accumulating a significant amount of money to donate to charity. Last week they presented Fr. Matthias with their $200 collection to…

A Big Slice of Appreciation

Thank you to Chicago Pizza for hosting our annual Sponsor Appreciation Pizza Party. Guests enjoyed great pizza and comraderie. Our program coordinator, Fr. Matthias Kakooza, was able to catch up with sponsors and share updates on our scholarship students. As he aptly expressed, “Each of you is helping to change lives and you’re making a…

Alex is sponsored!

Congratulations to Alex and thank you to Anne Casey and Dan McGraw for sponsoring this very bright, 10-year old boy. The sponsorship is so helpful as Alex is an only child, who lives with his father, who has been crippled by polio. Thanks to this generous support, Alex will be able to attend a high-quality…

“Creating Heroes” – Meet Javis Mugagga

“Most young graduates need to begin to think of themselves as their own heroes.  Because we have been receiving a great deal of help from the West, there is a majority of young Africans and particularly Ugandans, who think that the hero is always outside the country – the hero always comes from the other…

A month in Uganda: Will Arndt

Uganda holds a special place in my heart, so much so I decided to travel there after I graduated college. It was a wonderful experience and along the way I got to see a few of my good friends. I also learned a few lessons, namely traveling on a boda-boda (a Ugandan motorcycle) through Kampala…

More Lemonade Love

Thank you to Sylvia Cervenka (10) Hana Cervenka (8) and Kate Bordes (8) for taking the initiative and setting up their lemonade stand on Addison to serve Cubs’ fans headed to the ballgame.  There’s nothing like a cold glass of lemonade on a really, hot day served by such lovely young business gals to make…

Triple the Love

The Bischel triplets, Theo, Owen and Luke, sure know how to beat the heat and help our cause.  They set up their lemonade stand on Cornelia Avenue during some of our hottest July days and donated their proceeds to help our students in Uganda. A big thank you to these young entrepreneurs!

Sharing Gratitude

Thanks to Saint Andrew School third, fourth and fifth graders for helping One Heart Uganda thank our supporters through handwritten notes.  Social media’s great for getting the word out quickly, but nothing beats a sweet stamped letter.  Thank you to Mrs. Maribeth Lynch for helping coordinate the effort.

Justice League Heroes

Our Lady of Mount Carmel has its own set of super heroes, the Justice League Charity Club. Founded in the fall of 2017 with the help of the school’s principal, Shane Staszcuk, the club has made it a mission to help those less fortunate in wonderful and impactful ways. Consisting of ten students in third,…

Party with a Purpose

Are you celebrating a milestone or gathering a group of your favorite people? Why not turn your party into a FUNdraising event that can help pave an educational path for a bright student? In the past, OHU and our students have benefitted from inspired birthday parties, bake sales and shopping shindigs. Now, we’re making it…