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…

Celebrating Jaki and OHU

Rainbows of colorful dresses, good food and drink, amazing music and lots of dancing surrounded our celebration of Jaki’s Makerere University graduation – it was a BIG colorful celebration.  The party room was crowded with Jaki’s immediate family, relatives, friends from veterinary school, friends from choir and friends from her village.  The room could barely…

Uganda fun run

The One Heart Uganda 5K team battled the wind and rain to make a successful showing at this year’s Running of the Bulldogs 5K.  The annual race provides half of its proceeds to the St. Charles Lwanga parish where many of our scholarship students live and attend schools.  Fr. Matthias Kakooza, our Uganda program liaison,…

Celebrating the Dream

The success the scholarship program has experienced in 6+ years would be impossible without the support of our sponsors.  Tonight we took time out to celebrate our sponsors, who create the reality of improving students’ lives through quality education – one student at a time.  The fact that Fr. Matthias arrived to Chicago just days…

Celebrating our Sponsors

Thank you to Chicago’s Pizza for helping us celebrate our sponsors in style.  Supporters of One Heart Uganda gathered to enjoy great food and conversation Sunday night at the OHU Sponsor Appreciation Party.  Board members got an opportunity to meet our wonderful OHU family of supporters. Friends brought new friends to learn more about our…

5K recipe for success

Sunday’s Running with the Bulldogs 5K was a perfect mix of fun, health and sharing.  The 9th annual race found a new home near Montrose Beach where runners young and old reveled in the competition. Participants ran, walked and strolled to raise money for St. Andrew School’s athletic program and Father Matthias’ parish and schools…

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…

Celebrating our Pillar

This month we celebrated a pillar of the One Heart Uganda program – our friend and leader, Fr. Matthias Kakooza, with a dedicated colorful pillar installed on Addison Street in front of St. Andrew School. Since 2003, Fr. Matthias has visited our community, connected our worlds and initiated life-changing programs that provide access to clean…