Support the Kids

So many ways to help - pick which way works for you!

There are several ways you can help us on our mission of "Building Hope in Kids" in Uganda:

  • Sponsor a Student
  • Donate now to support the continuing development of the school campus
  • Donate in the future through your estate

Sponsor a Student

Our mission is to provide a quality education to children in Uganda, and St. Patrick Nursery & Primary School is fulfilling that mission.

Sponsorship provides your sponsored student:

  • a quality education
  • a safe place to live, with 24/7 supervision and security
  • clean water and 3 meals plus 2 snacks each day
  • all needed school supplies

All of this costs only $50/month, or $1.67/day – – less than a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

As enrollment at St. Patrick increases, so does the number of students in need of sponsorships.

Sponsor a student today!

Andrew a student at St. Patrick Nursery & Primary School

Your tax-deductible donation today will help us finish the construction of the school campus, which is projected to be completed in several years. When finished, 13 separate structures will occupy the 6.2 acre campus.

Donate Online

To make a one-time or recurring online donation, please enter your information on our donation page.  All SECURE online donations are made through Cornerstone Payment Systems. You'll be prompted to set up a "personal account" along with a password for your additional security and access. 

There is a 3% processing fee for all online donations. You have the option to add 3% to your donation total, so that BHIK-U receives the full amount you wish to donate. 

Donate Now

Donate by Personal Check

If you prefer to make a donation by check, please make it payable to BHIK-U, and mail to:

BHIK-U,
PO Box 612,
Washington, IL 61571

Donate Securities

This option can provide tax benefits for the donor and eliminate potential taxes on capital gains from appreciated stocks or mutual funds.  BHIK-U has the capability to receive these securities in an easy and convenient way.  This option provides a three-fold benefit:  

  • Donor gets a tax deduction for the full value of the security at time of transfer.
  • BHIK-U receives the full value as a gift.
  • Capital gains are simply eliminated.

Building Hope in Kids – Uganda has the services of a broker, who will handle your donation of stocks or bonds. For more information, please contact BHIK-U's Board of Directors President, John Grillot:

grilljwBHIK@buildinghopeinkids.org -or- 309-696-4846

Required Minimum Distributions (RMD’s)

When you direct your RMD to a charity, it becomes a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD, which is no longer considered taxable income. IRA owners who are at least 70½ may transfer as much as $100,000 directly to charity each year, tax-free.

This is an especially good use of your your RMD if you take the standard deduction and wouldn't be able to write off charitable donations.

Your Donation Can Be Multiplied!

Be sure to check with your employer to see if your donation qualifies for a matching gift from your employer! BHIK-U is a 501(c)(3) corporation. We qualify for matching donations from Caterpillar Inc, John Deere, State Farm, and others.

First day celebration for the kindergartens at BHIK

Your Estate

Bequests, or leaving money as part of your will or estate, are one of the easiest ways to give.  By including language in your will or trust, you can specify a monetary gift to Building Hope in Kids – Uganda as part of your estate plan.  Benefits:

  • Receive estate tax charitable deduction
  • Lessen the burden of taxes on your family
  • Leave a lasting legacy
Legal Information on BHIK-U:

Legal title:  Building Hope in Kids – Uganda
Mailing address:  PO Box 612, Washington, IL 61571
Federal Tax Identification Number: 82-1341695

It is easy to provide for BHIK-U in your will.

Here is suggested language you may consider using:

For a specific amount:

 "I give and bequeath $_____ to Building Hope in Kids - Uganda, a non-profit corporation located in Washington, IL."

For a percentage bequest:

 "I give and bequeath ___% of all rest, residue and remainder of my estate to Building Hope in Kids, a non-profit corporation located in  Washington, IL."