Art Walk unveils OHU masterpiece

Excitement filled the air as crowds of students and their parents bustled into the hallways of the St. Andrew Art Walk last Thursday night. Students eager to show off their handiwork were greeted by the new One Heart Uganda painting displayed in the school’s front entrance. Student council members collaborated with local artist and parent,…

Roscoe Village artist inspires OHU art

If you’ve driven under the viaduct into Roscoe Village, you’ve been greeted by the resident artist Heather Gentile Collins. Her pieces are frequently found in the shops and boutiques that line the village streets.  Heather and her family have sponsored two One Heart Uganda scholars for several years now. Heather recently shared her inspiration with…

Sweet Success

Five friends had a sweet idea – selling beautiful cupcakes to help support One Heart Uganda scholarship students.  They picked the perfect venue – Addison Avenue with lots of foot traffic as Cubs and Yankees fans would walk by to cheer at Wrigley Field.  Next, they convinced their moms to buy lots of baking supplies…

Project Mercy creates Holistic Hope

Learning about other nonprofit organizations and learning from the people, who inspire and run them, is one of the great benefits to organizing One Heart Uganda. Project Mercy is a tremendous organization you should know about. Founder, Marta Gabre-Tsadick, has explained her holistic philosophy is to fight poverty from many different directions. Education is not…

Helping Hearts

St. Andrew’s 3rd grade class initiated our new ambassador program called Helping Hearts last Friday by writing thank you letters to our scholarship sponsors.  46 students from Ms. Kuczek’s and Mrs. Marshall’s classes listened and learned as Ellie Arndt introduced them to one of our scholars, an 11-year-old girl named Betty, who lives in the…

Girl Power

Harper Jordan and her third-grade classmates have done it again!  For the second year in a row, Harper has dedicated her birthday party to help serve lunch to the students of St. Venansio primary school in Central Uganda.  Topping her total from last year, Harper and friends raised $800 that equates to feeding 220 students…

Jackline is sponsored!

We love stories of girls helping girls – so we’re especially happy to celebrate and thank Jackline’s new sponsors, Mary Mead and her twin granddaughters, Adeline and Isabelle Kelly.  Mary told us her granddaughters knew right away when they looked at her photo that Jackline was the girl they wanted to help and she’s also…

Match-making for good

Thanks to the generous and creative spirit of our sponsors, One Heart Uganda recently has benefitted from match-making.  It started with a new scholarship sponsor who decided to celebrate her 50th birthday by challenging her friends and network to support our new Hand Up Fund. Mary Patronik issued a challenge through Facebook to 50 of…

Teddy is sponsored!

It’s a happy New Year as we celebrate with the sponsorship of 6-year-old Teddy Nambuusi.  Thanks to the Milton family, Teddy will have the opportunity to attend Primary 2 at St. Venansio in Lwamata. The Milton’s daughters, Alice and Chloe, are looking forward to getting to know a girl their age half way around the…

Judith is sponsored!

Our sweet, little 4-year old is excited to start kindergarten.  Thanks to the Kadjan family, she will start out her educational career on a the right track.  Judith lives with her mom, three sisters and two brothers.  She has a sunny disposition and shares her smiles with everyone.