Saturday, April 23, 2011

What's on in Fundraising Month

What do squashed bugs, rockclimbers, nurses and medical technicians have in common?

They’re all doing their bit to raise money for UVP during April 2011 - UVP Fundraising Month.

Each April, as our summer interns are busy fundraising for their trip to Uganda, we encourage alumni and supporters of Uganda Village Project to raise money for our programs and ensure we can make as great a difference as possible over the summer.

This month, UVP Board Members, Trustees and supporters have really stepped up to the plate, organizing a wide range of creative fundraisers to support UVP’s programs.

  • Throughout April, Brooklyn Boulders, together with the SUNY Downstate Global Health Club (and UVP Alumnus Cameron Gibson), is helping rockclimbing enthusiasts make a difference. Each Monday during April, climbers can ‘Climb for a Cause’ and Brooklyn Boulders will donate 30% of the proceeds to UVP. Check out the details at:
  • Trustee Archana Jayakumar is asking her friends to ‘squish the bug’ to raise money to pay for high quality subsidized mosquito nets to prevent malaria in our Healthy Villages Donors who contribute to a mosquito net will earn the right to write their name on an image of a squashed mosquito.
  • UVP Director Alison Hayward is sharing her skills to raise money for UVP. Alison will be running an ACLS course for nurses and medical technicians to teach them how to deal with patients in cardiac arrest. Profits from the course will go to UVP – assisted by a discount rate on equipment and space from the medical centre. So course participants will not only learn to save lives in the US, but will also help to save lives in Iganga.
  • Trustee Abhijeet Namjoshi is not only holding a fundraising dinner, but also setting up a stall in a shopping mall where shoppers can learn about UVP and make a donation to help our programs this summer.

Feeling inspired? Visit our Fundraising and Media Center for more ideas:

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