Volunteer Cordinator: Email:jmlugemwa@gmail.com 
                               Tel: 763-291-1102

In-kind Donations for Orphanage, After-school Program, or Hope Academy

Most airlines allow two check in luggage. Often volunteers fill up one luggage with personal belongings and use the second lu ggage to pack things to donate. Here is are some ideas of things we think might be useful. Don't be afraid to bring somethineg that is not on the list; it is not exchaustive. If you are not sure about the item you want to bring, please contact the volunteer coordinator.

  • Educational media: CD-roms, interactive videos, DVDs, CDs, Cassetes, etc.
  • Text books, especially English, Math, and Science. Books for kindergarten through high school would be resourceful.
  • Dictionaries
  • World Book or Britanica encyclopedias
  • Elementary and young adult fiction
  • Study posters  
  • Computers and LCD (flat screen) monitors. It should be Pentium IV with at least Windows  2000 and in good condition.
  • Education games and puzzles
  • Chilren and teenage cloths - light cloth for summer. Winter cloths wont be useful in Uganda.
  • Movies - family type -appropriate for children. Also decent one for youth.
  • Soccer balls
  • Mosquito nets for kids at the orphanage
  • Bedsheets
  • Children's shoes (they can always fit someone)
  • Blank CD-R or flash drive for the computer center.

Kids Wish List : Go here if you want to give a specific item to a particular child.

PS. Bring things that are donated. Remember that most of the basic items on the list can easily and cheaply obtained in Uganda. So, don't spend so much purchasing things like cloths to carry to Uganda. It's better to take cash and purchase them locally.

Mailing/Shipping Packages to Uganda

If you family or friends who would like to ship in a package for you or for the kids, use this address below. However, you should always put in consideration the shipping costs. Sometimes shipping is more than the actual value of the package. On the customs form, please do not declare a large amount in content value because the receiver in Uganda will be charged a percentage of that value to retrieve the package.

Hope Integrated Academy

Nazareth Children’s Home

P.O. Box 1220


UgandaE. Africa


Questions should be directed to John Mary at jmlugemwa@ugandaruralfund.org

What We Do

URF operate: an orphanage, a vocational high school, after school programs, women empowerment programs, child sponsorship, and many more.

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About Us

URF is a 501(c)(3) charity registered in Uganda, USA, and Canada. We focus on education, health, and community development in the most rural areas of Uganda.

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News and Events

- Community Empowerment Seminar attended by 600 people
- 3 new homes built for child headed families.
- Men's group launched.
- Agriculture workshop for August. Business training workshop set for Sept.

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