We are so grateful to everyone who includes Hope For Uganda in their giving plans. With a donation to Hope for Uganda, you support not only the education of hundreds of boys and girls in Northern Uganda, but you also provide a safe place to sleep each night, as well as their daily meals. So with this one gift, you will dramatically change the lives of these young people!

The assets you use to fund your gifts can have significant impact on the amount you decide to give. Charitable gifts are most often made in the form of cash, checks and electronic transfers. Cash Donations may be used to offset federal income tax liabilities. There may be additional State tax savings as well. As you plan your charitable giving, consider potential changes in tax benefit laws. Gifts made by December 31st can help reduce the taxes you owe next April. Cash and Check donations are 100% direct to our organization. With Credit Card donations, a small percentage is deducted for third party processing fees.

A PROMISE TO OUR DONORS To our donors old and new, the board members of HOPE FOR UGANDA would like to reiterate a promise we live by regarding the privacy, protection, and limited use of your name:

  • We never have and never will share your name with anyone outside of our organization.
  • We will acknowledge every contribution in writing, the month following the receipt of your donation.
  • We will send a summary of your donations in a tax letter, documenting them for income tax purposes.

Our sincere thanks to all of you who give generously when you can. We are grateful and humbled by your trust in us to use your donations wisely. God bless you!

Funds are collected on behalf of Hope For Uganda by Adunu Maleng Pa Yesu Society, Inc., a Minnesota non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. All donations are tax deductible. Tax ID # is 41-1732849. Our annual Informational Tax Return, Form 990, is available under the FINANCIALS section Here

Other Ways to Make Gifts

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Consult Your Financial Advisor

In today’s world, gifts can be made in many different forms. Consult your tax advisor to assist with the best method for you based on your own individual tax bracket and situation.

Recent changes in tax law have made it easier to grant charitable gifts through a revocable trust, charitable trust, or in your will.  You may also designate this organization as a beneficiary from your life insurance policy.  As always, please contact your financial or tax advisor for advice.

Retirement Plan Gifts

Gifts made from Retirement Accounts can be made without taxable liability to you or your heirs in an inheritance situation. If you are over 70 ½, special provisions make it possible to make tax-free gifts up to $100,000 directly from an IRA.  Contact your tax adviser for individual guidance.

Living Will or Trust Gifts

Recent changes in estate tax law have made it easier to grant charitable gifts both now and later through your will, Life Insurance Policy or other future estate plans. Leaving a legacy gift to Hope for Uganda benefits you and your loved one through tax benefits. When you leave a legacy gift, you will know that your generosity is helping to ensure a better, healthier life for generations to come.

After completing your estate planning, please send us a copy of the relevant section of your will or trust documents that outline your bequest to Hope for Uganda. This helps us with our planning and also enables us to keep you up to date on our programs.

Bequests:

Bequests are one of the most common (and most simple) ways to leave a legacy gift. Follow are four ways to leave a bequest to Hope for Uganda:

  • Specific Bequest: Designate the amount of money or specific asset (property, securities, etc.) you wish to donate.
  • Percentage Bequest: Designate the percentage of your estate you want distributed to Hope for Uganda
  • Residuary Bequest: Instruct that any remaining part of your estate be distributed to Hope For Uganda after distributions are made to family, friends, etc.
  • Contingent Bequest: Instruct that Hope for Uganda receives assets in the event that a beneficiary in your will is no longer living.

Sample bequest language:

I give and bequeath the sum of $__________ (or ____% of my estate) to Hope For Uganda to be used in support of its general philanthropic purposes.

Gifts of Life Insurance

Another way to donate is to name Hope For Uganda as a beneficiary of any individual or group life insurance policy. You will receive an estate tax deduction for insurance proceeds that goes to Hope For Uganda upon your death.

Gifts of Appreciated Stock

Donated to a charity, including Hope For Uganda, avoid capital gains taxes on the value of the stock.  You may record the gift amount at the current value of the stock, rather than your cost.  To qualify, you must have held the stock for more than one year.  It is important that you donate the actual stock—don’t sell it first.  Please call your tax advisor for guidance, and then call as at (952) 222-8330.

Mass Intentions

If you want to have a Mass said for a family member or loved one you can email the request to Monsignor Matthew Odong at MattOdong@SacredHeartSeminary.com or to Bobbi Vaughan at bobbi.vaughan@outlook.com.

Mass stipends are typically $7.00 or more per Mass.
While food and lodging are provided to our priests, they do not receive a salary. Their only source of income for their personal needs is typically from Mass stipends.

Employer Match

Double or Triple your contribution! Many companies offer a matching gift program; whatever amount you donate, they donate the same. All you have to do is ask.

Check with your company’s Human Resources office to see if they offer gift matching.
If your employer offers this program, your Human Resources department should be able to provide you with a matching gift form to send to Hope for Uganda along with your donation.

We will verify receipt of your gift and return the form to your company for matching funds.



OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

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Volunteer Opportunities

Can you spare a BIT of time? Our apostolate’s work is ever growing.  AFSS is expanding its enrollment rapidly, and the campus is still being built. There is much work to be done, both at AFSS and Sacred Heart Seminary. If you have the time and ability to help, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities within our apostolate. The need is big, but so are the hearts of our supporters. Please consider helping— for short term jobs, as well as, longer term projects.

Typical positions may include:

Long-term need: on-going positions aid in the management of our apostolate, typically key leadership specialty positions. Put your skills to use in an entirely different situation, one that is half a world away!

Financial Analyst—evaluate and report on the monthly financial statements of AFSS and SHS.

CRM Manager—help us implement and maintain software that tracks donor contributions.

Social Media and Webmaster—help tell our story through our website:

IT Guru—help us use technology in a cost efficient and effective manner.

Tax Specialist—Prepare our annual Form 990 and any necessary State reports.

Historian—Help to maintain and organize the many pictures and stories of our apostolate.

Accountant—Help to maintain the books of our 501(c)3 corporation.

Parish Ambassadors—Be the main point of contact between our apostolate and your parish.

Prayer

You can pray for the conversion of the hearts and minds of the conflicting parties to stop the military option as a means to settle their differences.

Prayer to St. Joseph for the Success of the Archbishop Flynn Secondary School Project

Loving Father,
You chose St. Joseph and made him guardian and protector of your son Jesus Christ and his Mother Mary; By the same grace, you made him the patron of the universal church, the family and workers.

Beloved St. Joseph, a man of God and humble carpenter, you provided for your Holy Family by the labor of your hands, we entrust to your powerful intercession and protection all workers involved in the construction of Archbishop Harry Flynn Secondary School in Northern Uganda.

Bless and protect our benefactors and workers. We humbly ask you to obtain for us the necessary graces and means to complete the building of the school, which will be a sign of hope, providing sound Catholic education for the children of Northern Uganda, who suffered so much through the 21 years of war.

We pray this in Jesus Name. Amen.

Missionary

Sacred Heart Seminary opens its door to all those friends and benefactors who wish to come and spend some time at Sacred Heart Seminary as lay missionaries to share their talents and skills with our seminarians, some work at our new school in Pader teaching or doing some construction work as a way of sharing knowledge with our youth and future priests. They would love to have you do something for and with them. We need teachers of science subjects (physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics) including computer skills. I always share with my American friends that there are three ways to be a missionary:

  • By GOING to the mission to witness to God’s love with one’s presence,
  • By SHARING ONE’S BLESSINGS with the mission,
  • By PRAYING for the success of the mission.

These, among others, are some levels of participation in the missionary dimension of the Church as ordained and non-ordained ministers. The fact is that God has given to each one of us a gift and He desires that each one of us share it with our brothers and sisters in need. Sacred Heart Seminary will provide accommodations and meals. Our food is simple, tasty and nutritious and I’m sure you will enjoy it just as much as our recent visitors.