A home for orphans

ASWWU surpasses fundraising goal for To Build A Home project in Uganda

The Associated Students of Walla Walla University (ASWWU) have devoted the past two years to raising money to build an orphanage in Kasese, Uganda. They announced this week that they surpassed their goal of $100,000 and have raised a total of $108,234.84 for the orphanage.

“We would like to thank everyone who supported our fundraising over the past two years,” said ASWWU representative Elise Kinne. “Words cannot express our deep gratitude to everyone who volunteered time, graciously contributed money, and supported us through encouragement and prayer. We couldn’t have done it without you!”

ASWWU partnered with Christalis, an organization that has been working to provide a place for the orphans in Kasese to call home. Christalis matched ASWWU’s donation up to $100,000.

Construction on the orphanage began in October 2014, and the building project is in full swing. Exciting progress has been made. To date the foundation, walls, roof, and the plaster inside and outside the kitchen have been completed. Plumbing, electrical, windows, and doors have been paid for. The next steps include installing flooring, tile, ceilings, furnishings, finishing, and then painting.

Watch for more information and future updates at facebook.com/christalisinc and Christalis Inc.

Posted Sept. 23, 2015

Thanks in part to a two-year fundraising effort by the Associated Students of Walla Walla University, construction on an orphanage in Kasese, Uganda is underway.