There are over two million orphans in Uganda and over 50% of Uganda’s population is under the age of 15. Many countries, including Uganda, in Africa have been ravaged and torn apart by AIDS and war leaving millions of innocent children on the streets and without a family. Many of these children find their way to the inner city and join a gang inside a ghetto just to survive. The streets are littered with abandoned and/or orphaned children. Many die from malnutrition and starvation. Others die from diseases such as malaria and typhoid. Their numbers are too great and yet they are an unnumbered population. They have become to their society, disposable. However, there are those who refuse to accept these facts as the only answer. Kids Inspiring Kids plans on “Inspiring Nations One Life at a Time”.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
The Way We Think About Charity: TEDTalk
"People are weary of being asked to do the least they can do. They are yearning to measure the full distance of their potential on behalf of the causes they care about deeply, but they have to be asked."
Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let's change the way we think about changing the world.
It is that time of the year. Christmas, a time for giving. Here at Kids Inspiring Kids we are undertaking a massive and life-changing project for thousands of people living in Uganda, Africa. We are building a self-sustaining village to relocate refugees from a war that ravaged this tiny country for over 20 years. Now, these people living in the Banda Ghetto are being displaced once again by their government with no place to go. Place of Refuge Village will be that permanent home. They will never have to worry again if they will be displaced and have their homes taken from them. They can rebuild their lives and know that they are safe. For some, this will be the first real home they have ever have and you can be a part of making this dream a reality.
How to Donate
1. You can use our link on this page to donate through PayPal with your choice of funding. This can be as a one-time donation or a recurring payment. Please be aware that this method does result in a 3% surcharge to our organization.
2. You can mail a check directly to “Kids Inspiring Kids” at 3601 Fowler Drive, Austin, Texas 78738. Please specify “Village Project” in a note or on the check so that we can appropriately direct your funds.
3. You can provide a check to one of our volunteer fundraisers to be deposited directly into the Kids Inspiring Kids account.