Elevating Giving Tuesday with Passion

OHU had the opportunity to participate in Ellevate’s annual Nonprofit Panel and Expo on Giving Tuesday where participants shared their passion for giving, volunteering and making a difference.  Thanks to Ivette Cebrero, Lisa Koehl and Mary Patronik for helping share our OHU story at our expo table.  We were equally excited to see other OHU…

CCD teachers inspire OHU connection

A big thank you to CCD teachers, Stephanie Lippian and Sarah Gallagher, who inspired their students to start a letter-writing correspondence with One Heart Uganda students attending school in Central Uganda.  Sporting their Helping Heart pins, its leaders like this that keep the connection and motivation alive for all of us.

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…

Contagious Inspiration

It started when his younger sister, Abby, went on service trips to Asia and West Africa, said Wil Schinderle. “I felt like it was time for me to do something and she really inspired me.”   Wil, a junior at New Trier High School, heard that we needed luggage to bring our care packages to…

Heartfelt Service

Last month, Ellen Totaro, a Freshman at Lane Tech High School and alumni of St. Andrew School, chose One Heart Uganda as her Freshman Research Project.  The assignment was to pick a global problem in one country, write a paper and conduct a community service project in support of the topic. “I picked the lack…