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WAKISO HOPE PROJECT

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On November 2, 2018 at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, changemakers like you will gather to raise funds for a sustainable farming project to benefit the Wakiso Hope Project. Since 2008, the Wakiso Hope Project has provided underprivileged children in Ssumbwe, Uganda with an education, meals and life skills. Our 2019 Dinner Dance will draw people from the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs for an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing and a silent auction.

We are looking for people to volunteer for the event to work the check out table. Responsibilities include setting up the checkout, collecting the silent auction bidding sheets and pledge cards, preparing attendees to go through the checkout process and checking out attendees. This opportunity involves a one-hour training to be held on a mutually agreeable date prior to the event.

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About WAKISO HOPE PROJECT

Location:

PO BOX 482, WESTMONT, IL 60559, US

Mission Statement

The Wakiso Hope Project is dedicated to the belief that all children deserve an opportunity for a healthy, productive life regardless of ethnic or religious background.

Description

The Wakiso Hope Project is a 501c3 organization that works to provide education and basic human needs for underprivileged children in Uganda. Over the past ten (10) years, the Wakiso Hope Project has helped hundreds of Ugandan children. The origin of the Wakiso Hope Project goes back to 2006 when Corporal Robert Stasiak served his second deployment in Iraq. Through participation in the counter-terrorism efforts of his battalion, Robert witnessed the vulnerability of people, especially children, to political extremism as a result of poverty and illiteracy. In Iraq, Robert met and befriended Ugandan contractor Godfrey Sekyene. Professionally, Godfrey is a teacher, and for many years had held a dream to build a school for underprivileged Ugandan children.

After returning to the United States, Robert maintained contact with Godfrey, sharing his dream to build a school. In 2009, Robert flew to Uganda and used his personal resources to purchase land and building materials for a school. The school opened with one classroom and as classrooms in the school were completed, more students were enrolled. In 2014, in order to raise funds for the completion of the school, Robert formed a 501c3 organization named the Wakiso Hope Project.

The school was finished in 2017 and current enrollment is approximately 100 students although there is capacity for 250 with a steady stream of income. To help ensure the future of the school, the Wakiso Hope Project aims to purchase a plot of farm land to grow crops and generate income through the sale of its produce.

WHEN

Sat Nov 02, 2019
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM  

WHERE

Cantigny ParkWheaton, IL 60189

(41.83969,-88.11449)
 

SKILLS

  • Event Management
  • Accounting
  • Administrative Support
  • Ushering
  • Fundraising
  • Retail / Sales

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour training prior to the event on a mutually agreeable date. 2 hours on the day of the event, November 2nd.

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