Volunteer trip to Uganda, Africa!

$2,580 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 38 people in 9 months
Dear Family and Friends,

I've always thought about what I can do to help others in other parts of the world. Recently, an amazing opportunity came upon and I decided to put this plan into action. It's the perfect time in my life! I've decided to head to Uganda, Africa this summer to volunteer for HELP Uganda-Masese. I'm thrilled for this opportunity, and although I've never asked for money like this before, if you'd like to help me out, I would be so appreciative! I will be traveling from July 11-28th. During my 17 day trip, it will cost $75 a day for my lodging, $1700 for my plane ticket, and medications and shots that I will need to take in case of emergency. During my stay,  I will be helping out with a variety of projects- opening a preschool, teaching at HELP International School in Masese, and helping the children and families in Uganda with finding sources of clean water. I am heading there with a non-profit organization started by teachers in Northern Colorado. They now support 13 teachers in Uganda! I will let you know what I'm up to every step of the way and where your money is going! It's tough asking for donations. I would never be able to make this possible without YOU. I love you all! Thank you for your support! I appreciate each and every one of you!

-Kendra

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I have been back from Africa for a week now. I'm still adjusting to the time difference! I just want to personally thank each and every one of you again for your donations! You have made this trip of a lifetime, possible. I have met people who have become like family. The people of Uganda were the most generous people I have ever met. Every person I encountered greeted me with a genuine smile. I knew I would see things that were disturbing while I was there. These people and children are living in conditions that our homeless population don't even face. If you want to help me continue this work by sponsoring a child or teacher, please reach out to me. I am now sponsoring 2 children and I got to visit their families and work with them. It is honestly life changing for them. For $30 a month, you can help change a life. I'd love to tell me my story if you want to hear it. If you have any interest on helping, please contact me. I have been there and have met these children, I saw where your donation goes. This has now become a burning passion for me. I will continue to advocate for these people. Thank you, thank you, for your help!

Peace and love,

Kendra
One of my sponsors, Julian.
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I just wanted to give a huge thank you to everyone, including my amazing parents, who has helped me get to Africa. It's only a few weeks away and I'm so excited. I will be bringing as many supplies, clothes, and books as I can pack and will be leaving it all there. I can't wait to share my pics and experiences. Love you all!
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Just spent$300 on yellow fever and meningitis shots! Picking up a few more meds and then I'm set with that! Thank you for your donations and kind thoughts! You're helping me help others! Love you! One month away!
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I'm getting so close!! Thank you everyone for your help! I can't wait to get there!
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$2,580 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 38 people in 9 months
Created May 15, 2017
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RB
$25
Royce Bloomberg
7 months ago

Kendra, I will keep you in my prayers. Safe travels. I know your work will make an impact on the world. God Bless you!

$20
Lindsay Cook
7 months ago

Sorry this is last minute! I'm so excited for you! Have a fantastic time!!

$25
Audrey Elens
7 months ago

I'm excited for you!

JK
$25
Jessica Knick
7 months ago

You are doing such a wonderful thing, Kendra! Can't wait to see pics!

$25
Lori Smeltzer
7 months ago

I know your trip is coming up soon. I'll be excited in August to hear about your adventures!

MB
$50
Madelyn & Greg Backhaus
8 months ago

So excited for this experience for you and your heart for kids. You'll be amazing with them.

KO
$15
Kim Owen
8 months ago

Want to bring a couple of my books as well? I would be happy to send them out to you.

NC
$20
Neil Carlberg
8 months ago

Super excited for you Kendra. Get ready for your life to be changed, probably more than you're even guessing it will be. Go gettum, tiger!

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