Cherish is so grateful for YOU and your partnership! We are so thankful for each of our peer to peer fundraisers who want to rally around Cherish this holiday season.
Cherish Primary School is where our students learn who they are in Christ. It’s where they learn the skills and knowledge they need to build their futures. It’s the beginning of a new legacy.
The Building A Legacy campaign will launch on Giving Tuesday, November 27th, and will end on December 31st with a goal of raising $30,000.
We are hoping you all can help us achieve this goal! We are asking that each peer-to-peer fundraiser sets a goal of around $1000. This number is not a requirement; if you are more comfortable asking for less, feel free to, or if you want to raise $5,000 please go right ahead!
Cherish Uganda first opened its Cherish Primary School to 3 students in a small standing building where Cherish Primary School is currently located. Since the beginning, its student base has consisted of both the HIV+ children in Cherish’s care along with non-HIV+ poor and vulnerable students in its community. Today, the school has about 230 students, 93 of whom are HIV+ and receiving treatment. The remaining students are living in poverty within the village that Cherish is located.
Our current school is deteriorating and too small.
Our classrooms are growing crowded and the current learning environment is not ideal for students. Because of our efforts to break the stigmas associated with people living with HIV in our community, and because our school offers a quality education, more and more non-HIV+ local children are being enrolled in our school every term. (Today, more than 60% of our student population consists of students who aren’t living with HIV.)
A new primary school.
In order to provide our students with a bigger, better and healthier learning environment, we need to build a new primary school. By using clay bricks (instead of mud) and a skilled team of architects and builders (EMI) who are accustomed to building in the humid, equatorial environment, we can build a school that will stand the test of time and continue educating children for generations to come.
Choosing & Setting Up Your Fundraising Page
There are two easy options for setting up and tracking your personal fundraising: Kindful (our Cherish giving platform) and Facebook (maybe you’ve heard of it)! Below you’ll find the instructions and pros and cons on both.
Kindful is the fundraising platform we use at Cherish. You can create a customizable fundraising page through Kindful that will help you track your donations.
We recommend fundraising through Kindful because it will easily record a donor’s information through our system and stores giving history for tax deductible purposes.
For an example page: Click Here
A Facebook Fundraiser is done through your Facebook page. This fundraising option is easy and effective because it notifies your friends via Facebook of your goal and updates on your goal. Some people find it convenient to give through Facebook, but others are skeptical of putting their credit card information into Facebook.