Invite Your Friends To Get Involved
Spread the word!
We rely heavily on word-of-mouth to get our message out. If you’d like to share our site with friends and family, here’s a sample message you can send. Feel free to cut and paste it into an email or letter, add any additional comments you would like, and send it to friends and family members. We sincerely thank you for helping us in this way!
Subject: Want to help with the first children’s hospital in Uganda?
I’m writing you today to tell you about an effort I believe in: Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital in Mbarara, Uganda.
In Uganda, 1 child in 7 dies before age 5. In Mbarara District alone, 13,000 children under 5 die every year – thousands more ages 6 to 12. That’s like a jumbo jet full of children crashing every week…. Over 60% of these children die from malaria, respiratory infection and dysentery. These diseases are eminently treatable. Children can be saved if hospitalization and treatment is available. Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital was built in 2009 to save children’s lives.
A San Diego-based non-profit called Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital Uganda Inc.has funded the construction and equipping of a dedicated hospital and surgical center for all the children of Mbarara District – an area the size of Los Angeles County. The hospital is owned and run by the Catholic Diocese of Mbarara, which has an established track record of over 50 years for designing, building and operating hospitals and clinics. Since opening in 2009, the hospital has treated tens of thousands of children with life-threatening illnesses and has treated hundreds of thousands of children for less serious illnesses. The surgical center will open in 2018 and will add significantly to the capabilities of the hospital compound.
Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital has been self-supporting operationally since 2012. However, the hospital and surgical center need additional resources to acquire medical and surgical equipment and expand onsite housing for doctors, nurses and staff.
Holy Innocents is spreading the word about this effort, to generate awareness and funding. Would you take a few minutes to look at their website, www.holyinnocentsuganda.org?
And – VERY IMPORTANT – since Holy Innocents relies heavily on word-of-mouth to get its message out, I’d like to ask you to share this message with your family, friends and colleagues. You can use the sample email text here or write your own message.
Thanks so much for your help!
Host A Benefit Event
Are you interested in hosting a benefit event for Holy Innocents – a dinner, dance, concert or similar? Holy Innocents would be happy to provide you with an DVD that describes the problem of childhood disease in Mbarara, Uganda and what we’re doing about it.
If the event is in the vicinity of one of our team members, we’d be happy to join you and speak with your audience.
Occasionally our partners from Mbarara visit the US and are available to speak at benefits as well.
To learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Involve Your Local Service Organization
Do you belong to a local community service organization, like Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, Lions, or Rotary? We encourage you to speak with your members and consider a donation to Holy Innocents consistent with your focus.
You may want to earmark a donation to help fund our vision clinic or immunization clinic, or help underwrite the cost of adding a new wing to the hospital.
If you’re interested, contact email@example.com.
Do A School Fundraiser
If you’d like to get your school or your child’s school involved, we can provide:
- A DVD that gives a brief background to the problem of childhood disease in Uganda and what we’re doing about it
- A flier that you can give to classmates that explains how they can help
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you’d like to do a school fundraiser.
Note: If you’re in the San Diego area and would like someone from Holy Innocents to come speak at your school, send us an email to ask about our availability.
We’re looking for volunteers in the following areas:
- Participation in future medical missions
- Medical training programs
- Public Relations
- Office work
- Marketing Mbarara exports
- Grant writing
To learn more about volunteer activities or to offer your assistance, contact info@HolyInnocentsUganda.org.