Shoes for Uganda Shipping

My friend and neighbor Mathias Mugema has been collecting shoes and clothing to ship back to his village in Uganda.

Mathias told me -

"My neighbors and friends have been incredible; bringing  bags, boxes and cars full of shoes, clothing, personal items and even sewing machines (thank you Marla!).  I plan to ship these items in containers via cargo ship to Uganda.  I will have support in Africa from  local NGOs led by African Empowerment Hub (AEH) in Lungujja, Rubaga and Foundation for African Development (FAD) in Makindye.

These shoes and other items will go to multiple Villages/Schools/Church/ Health Centers in 8 districts of Uganda: Arua, Gulu (North) Soroti, Iganga (East) Gomba, Bukomansimbi (South/Central), Hoima and Ibanda (West) and Kampala city slums in the divisions of Rubaga and Makindye.

My sponsoring nonprofit partner in the United States is Trans-Atlantic Heritage Foundation Inc. based out of Beltsville, MD.  They have applied for and are waiting for a Federal  Tax ID for Exempt Status. 

Donors can also use the DONATE button @ the T-AHF website to use PayPal.
Trans-Atlantic Heritage Foundation Inc.
11720 Beltsville Dr #500a
Beltsville MD 20705
EIN: 85-0809751 (pending 501c3 certification)

I have collected items from over 75 individuals and families.  These are in barrel units that will go in one shipping container to Uganda. The total cost to ship a container and get it across Africa to Uganda is  $27,417.  I have paid an initial balance for the container, but will still need to cover the remaining balance of  $21,627.  If needed, I will put it on my credit card until I can pay it off.

The original shipping date was November, but everything has taken longer and I need to collect more funds because I have so many donations to ship. I am now hoping to ship the container by January or February 2021 at the latest.

My sincere thanks to everyone for your donations of shoes, clothing and funds to ship these items to Uganda.  I will be forever grateful!"

Mathias Mugema

James Alvey
GoFundMe Coordinator
Columbia, MD


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