Who are US2UGANDA4life?
Established in 2009, US2UGANDA4life is an organization whose sole purpose is to help support Children in Uganda. It comprises a dedicated group of volunteers who are spread across the globe but primarily California, Texas, the UK and Sweden. Visitors to the US2UGANDA4life.org website can sponsor children or make one time donations to cover expense for the children.
WHO OWN'S THIS SITE?
This website is owned and managed by US2UGANDA4life, a CA 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to promote and support programs to benefit children served by the organization in Uganda.
DOES ALL MY MONEY REALLY GET TO UGANDA?
Yes. If you make a contribution your money is used for the purchase and delivery of food, clothing, supplies, medicines, teacher salaries and any other expenses associated with both facilities. If you choose to donate to a special project then your money is designated for that project. We guarantee that every donation gets to Africa! There are no US paid staff at US2UGANDA4life, it is a completely volunteer organization.
WHAT % OF MY GIFT IS USED TO COVER ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS?
100% of any cash or check donations received by US2UGANDA4life go to Uganda! While we do have some operational costs (transfer of funds and shipping of items that are sourced outside of Uganda) we rely on friends and family and fundraising events to cover these expenses. If you choose to donate via PayPal or through our Shopping basket the amount you are paying includes a fee to cover the cost of those services. [Pay Pal charges 2.2% plus a small transaction fee] ] I know we said this in the last section but it's worth repeating because when we are slow following up it's also a good excuse, US2UGANDA4life has no paid staff!
HOW DO YOU KNOW MONEY IS BEING SPENT APPROPRIATELY IN UGANDA?
While the US2UGANDA4life board have been involved with Uganda for many years in 2017 we created a community based organization [CBO] in Masaka Uganda and named it Suubi Lyabanna which means "Hope for the children". This organization exists to manage all of the interests we have in Uganda, locally based and under the leadership of our director Peter Mukongo. Peter and two other staff members oversee the care for over 240 children attending various schools, vocational programs and Universities in Uganda. Each month Peter prepares a detailed budget that is then reviewed and funded by Cormac. We are in constant contact with Peter on all matters relating to our children.
WILL I RECEIVE A TAX RECEIPT FOR MY GIFT?
Yes. We are a US 501(c)(3) organization and unless you have exceptional tax circumstances your gifts qualify as charitable donations. If you do not receive a tax statement by the end of January annually please feel free to send us a note to remind us. If you made a donation at one of our fundraising events and received a product or service in return for that gift then that donation does not qualify.
IF MY COMPANY HAS A MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM WILL THEY GET A RECEIPT?
Yes if your company has a matching gift program we can supply whatever paperwork is necessary to allow us to receive matching funds. Thanks in advance for thinking of us!
HOW SOON DO YOU PUT MY GIFT TO WORK?
Your money will be put to work immediately!
HOW DO YOU DECIDE ON THE HIGHEST AND BEST USE OF MY GIFT?
Having worked in Uganda for more than a decade we have full confidence that Peter will determine the greatest need at the time. Peter is responsible to provide a detailed budget on a monthly basis. Rest assured every penny goes to a desperate need!
IS MY ONLINE PURCHASE SECURE?
Yes. Donations made on US2UGANDA4life website are secure. PayPal employs the latest encryption technology to make sure that no one can access your private information as it travels across the Internet. They maintain certification of Payment Card Industry Compliance, which details security requirements for members, merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit cardholder data. To demonstrate compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard, merchants and service providers may be required to validate and conduct a network security scan on a regular basis as defined by the PCI Security Standards Council. Unfortunately they take a 2.2% fee and a small transaction fee to provide their services!
WILL US2UGANDA4life ACKNOWLEDGE MY GIFT?
We do not have the ability to recognize every gift but every gift is logged and and a Tax Receipt issued at the end of each fiscal year. If individual receipts are needed throughout the year we will be more than happy to provide them.
WHY DO YOU NEED MY MAILING ADDRESS?
We need your physical mailing address in the event we need to mail you a gift receipt for your tax records at the conclusion of each tax year.
CAN I SEND A CHECK TO AVOID THE PAY PAL FEE
Yes. Simply send your donation with a note to ;
C/O Cormac O’Modhrain
26795 Calle Real
Capistrano Beach CA 92624