How your donations have helped 🙏
It was great to hear that the money we raised before Christmas (£2,800!) reached St Paul KAASO Primary School so quickly. The funds were with Dominic and Rose Mukwaya, the Founders and Directors of St Paul KAASO, in just 5 days.
We were delighted to receive a report from Dominic earlier this week detailing how the funds have been spent and we are now very happy to share this information with you and say another big THANK YOU for your generous support. Here’s what the funds were used for:
- 2 temperature guns
- 2 handwashing facilities
- 225 masks for staff and children
- 324 exercise books
- 5 packets of pens
- 27 mosquito nets
- 150 bars of soap
- Food including beans, maize flour, sugar, rice and salt
- Repairs to the girls’ toilets (during the heavy rains the middle-classes girls’ toilet collapsed and needed repairs. The general donations helped St Paul KAASO to cover some of this work.)
Girls’ bathroom and latrine under repairs with support from Unity is Strength
Thanks to our online shoppers, we’ve raised over £25 in FREE funds via Give as you Live!
A big thank you to those who have signed up to support Unity is Strength via Give as you Live.
Give as you Live is a website that hosts over 4,000 stores that have agreed to give a percentage to charity when you shop online. For example, if you’re thinking of buying a Valentine’s card from Paperchase, up to 4% of the cost could go to Unity is Strength.
To get involved and start raising free funds while you shop, sign up here. For every person who signs up via this link and raises £5, Give as you Live will donate a bonus £5 to Unity is Strength!
Birthday fundraisers on Facebook
For regular updates from Unity is Strength, you can now follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We’d like to give a shout out to Kay Fernandes who very kindly set up a birthday fundraiser for Unity is Strength on Facebook and raised a fantastic £200!
If you’d like to do the same for your birthday, or for a fundraiser in general, you can find out more here.
We can now claim Gift Aid
We have recently heard that our application for Gift Aid has been successful, so we will soon be putting in a claim to receive an extra 25% on eligible donations from our Christmas appeal!