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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

“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…

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…

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…

Triple the Love

The Bischel triplets, Theo, Owen and Luke, sure know how to beat the heat and help our cause.  They set up their lemonade stand on Cornelia Avenue during some of…

Sharing Gratitude

Thanks to Saint Andrew School third, fourth and fifth graders for helping One Heart Uganda thank our supporters through handwritten notes.  Social media’s great for getting the word out quickly,…

Justice League Heroes

Our Lady of Mount Carmel has its own set of super heroes, the Justice League Charity Club. Founded in the fall of 2017 with the help of the school’s principal,…

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…

Jane starts her Culinary Career

The Hand Up fund has a new graduate to celebrate. Jane completed her degree in Hotel Management with a focus on Catering from the YMCA Institute. She recently accepted a…

Mike’s Teaching and Music Dreams

Congratulations to Mike, who graduated from Makerere University with an Education degree earlier this year.  He’s currently inspiring other students to learn and study hard as a teacher at Emmanuel…