1000+ donations for OHU students

Mackeben Elementary School sure knows how to be generous! In less than two weeks, the students and their families have collected more than one thousand toothbrushes, children’s underwear and pairs of socks for our scholarship students and their classmates in central Uganda. Each year the Mackeben Elementary School chooses a charity and conducts a drive…

What does it mean to be generous?

How can we help meet others’ needs? These are questions students at Mackeben Elementary will explore this month as they read, “The Water Princess.” The children’s book tells the story of a young girl who travels a great distance to carry water home. She dreams of a day when her village will have clean drinking…

Mackeben Elementary November Outreach

We’re honored to be the recipients of the annual Mackeben Elementary November Outreach effort this month.  “One small act, like bringing in something to help someone who needs it, can help change the world, bring happiness to others and make us feel good in the process,” their plan states. “Sometimes we don’t realize how lucky…

Running with Heart

Thanks to the One Heart Uganda team, who participated in Sunday’s 5K race, Running with the Bulldogs.  Half of the race proceeds are donated to the parish community where many of our scholarship students attend school. After a very soggy Saturday, the sun came out and the race was on.  We used the opportunity to…

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…