Thank you for joining us for the first annual See Them Grow Foundation’s (STGF) Donor’s Dinner! Today, as I was reflecting on last night’s festivities, I felt an incredible sense of gratitude for each and every one of you. I am truly humbled by your generosity – and the children in Luuka will surely benefit from your love and support. We hope you all had an enjoyable evening!
After expenses (including the dinner, facility rental, Eventbrite fees, performers, printing, and other costs), we raised a grand total of $7,477.46! Our total income for the event was $12,412.86. We received $9,277.86 from the dinner tickets and sponsorships (after Eventbrite fees), $2,620 in additional donations made at the end of the evening, and $515 from the raffles. Our expenses totalled $4,935.40 including $3,902.05 for dinner, facility fee, and gratuity, entertainment totalled $508.58, and printing expenses totalled $524.85.
As mentioned, STGF is striving to purchase the plot of land in Luuka to break ground on the school by the end of the year. The current cost of the 50 acres in Luuka is $50,000. We currently have $12,000 in real estate income and with the donations from last night, we are up to $19,477.46. We are hoping to raise another $30,522.54 by year end. As the holidays approach and 2018 comes to a close, we hope you find it in your hearts to support our mission and to spread the word about STGF. If you feel so inclined, here are 4 ways to donate:
- Donate online (via paypal) on the STGF website: http://seethemgrow.org/donate/
- Make a transfer to our account. Account number: 110304258 Routing number: 086300012
- Visit any Old National Bank location and make a deposit into our account.
- Mail a check to See Them Grow Foundation, P.O. Box 18352, West St. Paul, MN 55118
As promised, here are the video links from yesterday’s presentation. You will be able to view the situation in Luuka and meet the kids our generous donor’s have been sponsoring this past year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFo0BhkF3oo (effects of sugarcane)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7TGEnltE4I (situation in Luuka)
https://youtu.be/grf8yjr6IuQ (the children that have been sponsored)
Again, thank you all so much for attending the Donor’s Dinner. We extend our love and blessings all the way from Luuka, Uganda!
Webale Nnyo (thank you so much) and Happy Holidays!
Charles Morgan Kisitu