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4,371 orphaned or vulnerable students are depending on us.

Will you donate or start a personal fundraiser to benefit our elementary school lunch program, the first step in Umoja's continuum of care toward community self-sufficiency?

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

$56,290 towards $50,000

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Recurring Donors

Let's ensure 4,371 elementary-aged children eat at least one meal every day!

We are asking our key partners to rally their friends, family, and networks to support Umoja's transformational work. By starting this fundraiser for Umoja Partnership, you will help us provide relief and opportunity to kids living incredibly difficult lives and help your friends feel good about doing good.

Starting a fundraiser is easy to do, and it's fun! We'll even give you all the tools you need to make a difference. With your help, we can nourish the bodies of vulnerable children and ensure they are prepared to learn. Education is a pathway out of poverty for them, and our school lunch program is the first step toward helping them reach self-sufficiency.

No time to start your own fundraiser? You can donate personally, too. But please don't underestimate the power of sharing your passion for our cause with those you love. Your family and friends will be motivated by your example and may surprise you with their generosity. Philanthropy offers an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and perhaps even make new connections.

In a typical year, 25 feeds a child for a year but due to weather conditions, the COVID-19 pandemic, and inflation, the cost school lunch had doubled in 2022. We've also seen an immediate increase in the number of elementary-aged students qualifying for our School Lunch program. In 2021, 4,029 orphaned and vulnerable children qualified for our program. In 2022, we are serving 342 more, 4,371 students in total. In addition, Umoja provides weekend and school holiday meals for 150 child-headed households.

To reach all students in need, we will need to raise $50 per child to cover the costs for this year. That averages out to approximately $3,600 for each of our twenty partner schools.

Any amount raised toward our goal will fulfill our purpose of keeping kids in school and offering them a pathway out of poverty through education.

Thank you for donating your time and energy to help us reach our goals unifying us as an organization! We appreciate you.

Recurring Donors

15 people have already started fundraising for this campaign!

Anonymous 88 12 A


Carol Frohlich 54 46 A

Carol Frohlich

Adele Hoskin 235 -135 A

Adele Hoskin

Kristin Johnson 55 45 A

Kristin Johnson

James Lemons 126 -26 A

James Lemons

Taylor Luster 4 96 A

Taylor Luster

Evans Machogu 86 14 A

Evans Machogu

Joyce Peipert 0 100 A

Joyce Peipert

Saimir Qalliu 103 -3 A

Saimir Qalliu

Cathie Reese 53 47 A

Cathie Reese

Denise Soltis 119 -19 A

Denise Soltis

Manas Yadav 16 84 A

Manas Yadav

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