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…

Spare change changes lives

Congratulations to the 6th grade St. Andrew Class, who took first place in the Penny Challenge benefitting One Heart Uganda that raised a record-breaking $3100!  This annual tradition pits one grade against another in collecting dollars and coins during a weeklong contest.  Dollar bills and pennies trump all silver coins resulting in a daily battle where…

Bake no little plans

The total money raised – $1000.00 – from yesterday’s 7th Grade Bake Sale is amazing and impactful on the surface. Take another moment to consider the inspiration – three young women – we’ll call them baking architects – Fiona, Hayden and Taylor had an idea.  They wanted to host a bake sale with their classmates that…

Goodies for Good

The Saint Andrew 7th Graders held a bake sale for OHU that would have put the Cake Boss to shame. Colorful cupcakes, macaron pops, muffins, cheesecakes, candy bags and more.  The beautiful baked goods were sold to support scholarship funds for One Heart Uganda students.  The sale was held in the gym where Biddy Basketball games were…

Lemonade and Love

While a local Chicago group traveled to Uganda to support scholarship students this summer – local Chicago students applied their creativity and entrepreneurial energy to sell lemonade and sweets to raise money for One Heart Uganda students. Thank you to Harper Jordan, Nell Bansley, Kaitlin Reap (pictured back row)  Finley Reap and Claire Bansley (pictured…

No obstacle too tough to help teachers

 St. Andrew School students and parents make conquering obstacles look easy when it comes to helping their teachers. Thanks to the Ultimate Ninjas and a Friday afternoon of FUNdraising – students joined their teachers in climbing, swinging and jumping – ultimately raising more than a thousand dollars to help offset the costs for Kelly Shea and…

Giving never looked so stylish!

Thank you to Colleen Bansley, Courtney Doyle and Laura Jordan for hosting a stylish evening at Two Penny Blue on Southport Avenue in Chicago. A portion of each sale made last night will benefit One Heart Uganda and our scholarship funding for students in our program. Two Penny Blue shares our mission in supporting education…

Retail therapy educates

A big thank you to Colleen Bansley, Courtney Doyle and Laura Jordan for choosing One Heart Uganda to be the recipient of the charitable proceeds from their special shopping night at Two Penny Blue on Southport Avenue. OHU and Two Penny Blue brand share a social mission in providing education for empowerment.  Colleen stopped by…

Birthday Ball

Congratulations to 8-year-old, Alice Milton, who at her tender age recognizes the gift in giving.  Recently, Alice celebrated her birthday and invited her friends to join her in raising money for soccer balls to donate to One Heart Uganda students. Her entrepreneurial pals rose to the challenge – some of them conducting lemonade stands to…

6th Grade leads the way!

The 6th grade CCD class of St. Andrew leads the way once more by raising the most money to support their Uganda student, Matiamulumba. The classes had a contest this spring to see who could raise the most money in support of their student by bringing in loose change from home. To recognize their tremendous…