Thursday, April 19, 2012

Support UVP at the Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG Event on May 2nd

The Uganda Village Project has made great strides over the last year. We conducted 5 hygiene and sanitation campaigns, constructing 881 tippy taps to improve handwashing coverage and building 120 new latrines. In a partnership with St. Mary's, we successfully provided HIV counselling and testing for over 1,400 people across 13 villages. We sold 1800 long lasting insecticide treated nets to help prevent malaria and screened over 500 villagers for eye treatment and surgery. Since 2007, UVP has faciliated 180 fistula repairs. We would like to thank the support of our many donors and the hours of our volunteers and staff that helped us get to where we are today.

And to help celebrate our accomplishments, we would like to invite you take part in the Seattle Foundation's annual GiveBIG charitable giving event.

What is GiveBIG?

GiveBIG is a one-day challenge that encourages Seattle residents to give locally by increasing the size of financial contributions made to non-profit organizations.

By donating to the Uganda Village Project on May 2nd, between 12:00am and 11:59pm (Pacific time), UVP will acquire a portion of matching funds, which comes from a "stretch pool" dependent of how many total donations are raised on the GiveBIG day.

What can you do?

You can help support UVP's programs by making a donation to the UVP profile on the Seattle Foundation's website on May 2nd. Save the link and save the date on your calendar!

Also add yourself on our Facebook Event:

Visit our website to learn more about UVP:

Best regards,

Uganda Village Project

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