A Letter from our Chairman
I am writing today to tell you about something that is happening at Lulwanda Children’s Home in Mbale, Uganda. Since its opening in 2004, Lulwanda Children’s Home has continued to flourish, and we are able to love, feed, educate and nurture 125 children and bring them up with Christian values and ethics. For this we are sincerely grateful.
After much prayer and seeking of God’s will, we are initiating an ambitious campaign at Lulwanda Children’s Home to move from a dormitory model of housing to a ‘village of homes’ model on the existing campus. This “village” will ultimately be comprised of 8 individual homes, built over a three-year period, where the younger children, aged 3-12, will live in a family environment of 10 children per home. They will learn to cook, clean, do laundry and contribute in a way that will prepare them best for life after they leave the doors of Lulwanda Children’s Home. The estimated cost to construct these homes with necessary infrastructure totals $600,000.
To that end, we are announcing our “Building for the Future” Campaign. A generous donor has contacted us and plans to contribute $300,000 towards this campaign with a challenge to our other supporters to equal their gift. Our goal is to raise the second $300,000 by year-end, 2018. That is 8 months from now!
Please prayerfully consider whether God is calling you to join us in “Building for the Future” at Lulwanda Children’s Home. As always, you can donate online at www.ugandaorphans.org or mail a contribution to GICF, 5121 FM 359, Richmond, Texas, 77406. You will find a more thorough description of the ‘village of homes’ living concept attached. Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions – our team of volunteers is ready to answer any questions you may have.
Thank you, in advance, for your consideration. This is a new and exciting direction for GICF and Lulwanda, and we would be delighted to have you partner with us!
To God be all the glory.
New Architectural Renderings
Lulwanda Children’s Home plans to build up to ten (10) smaller homes with 10 children in each home. A “mother” will live in each home to help instruct and love the children in a more traditional home-like setting. The children will begin to learn to cook and clean to prepare themselves for life when they leave Lulwanda. They will also have smaller meal settings in their homes to allow discipleship time around the dinner table. Each home will have three bedrooms (one each for the parent(s), girls and boys), two bathrooms, an open kitchen, a dining room, a living area and laundry facilities.
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These homes will cost approximately $60,000 each to construct. As funding allows, we plan to build 10 houses over a three-year period. Our goal for 2018 is to raise the funding and construct the first 2 homes.
If you wish to make a donation and join us in this new phase at Lulwanda, you may mail us a check with “Building for the Future” in the memo (see Contact Us for mailing address) or CLICK HERE to donate online with a credit card or PayPal. All donations are tax-deductible and tax receipts will be issued.