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General Donation to BLOOM

Donations to our general fund help us with any of the programs or projects below including self-sustaining program development, emergency funds, and operating expenses.

 

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Girls’ Dorm + Emergency Shelter

PROJECT COMPLETED!

Thanks to the generosity of many donors, the construction costs of the girls' dormitory at the Dove Nursery and Primary School in Mukono, Uganda have been fully funded! This dormitory was an urgently needed shelter for trafficked and abused girls as well as the orphaned girls who were boarding students at Dove. Thanks to many donors, the dorm has NOW housed as many as 100 girls since January 2022.

 

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Emergency Food aid for Uganda

PROJECT COMPLETED!

Thank you to many donors who provided food and supplies needed during the 2 year COVID lock down in Uganda!

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Piggery Contruction/Expansion for a Christian boarding school for orphans in Uganda

Project Completed! Thanks to many donors,  who raised $7,500 which doubled the size of Side by Side's former "piggery." At full capacity, the school is now able to sustain itself from the sale of its adult pigs on an ongoing basis. Proceeds from the piggery allow the school to buy more food for their hungry students enabling them to study hard and excel in school!

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Sustainable Farming Project

PROJECT COMPLETED.

Thank you for the many donations that helped us purchase two additional acres of land for farming near a school in Mukono, Uganda (Dove Nursery and Primary School). This land included a fishing pond which is now used as a source of protein as well as for irrigation. Donations provided greater food security for the entire community which will allow families to STAY TOGETHER!

FAQ

Where does my donation go?

Gifts shown here are all direct impact programs of BLOOM’s holistic 5 Pillars to Thrive development model. All contributions designated for specific funds will be applied to those projects/programs and to administering the gifts. We are committed to being good stewards of your gift, and when we receive contributions above the target budget for a given fund, we apply those funds to meet similar pressing needs.

Can my donation go to my sponsored child?

Unless you submit a gift through your sponsorship portal directly earmarked for your specific sponsored child, gifts from this catalog will not go directly to your specific sponsored child. BLOOM partners in each site location work to identify children and families with the highest and most pressing needs. We want to be sure that your gifts through this catalog will go to the children and families who need them most.

How are the fund amounts selected?

Specific amounts for child sponsorship, livestock donation and social worker/teacher salaries are actual costs based on field needs communicated by our partners. Others, such as income generation and empowerment/advocacy programs, building construction costs and field-operating costs are an average amount per participant or are left open ended so that we can meet a targeted fundraising goal. While we’ve listed suggested gift amounts that will make the most impact on children in our programs, these are not the only options available. We deeply appreciate any gift amount given.

Can I send special donations at Christmas?

Each holiday season we will launch a Christmas-specific fundraiser that will benefit all participating children in our programs. These specific fundraisers will not necessarily be earmarked for specific children or families, rather, will contribute to the community as a whole. These gifts will range from toys and shoes/clothing for the children, to community livestock or food gifts, or any other specifically named need by our partners at that time.

Will I receive a tax write-off for my donation?

BLOOM will issue you an automatic electronic receipt for your donation (be sure to check your junk/spam folder). We recommend you present this receipt to your tax professional in order to determine tax writeoff eligibility. BLOOM is a 501c3 organization, and our EIN is 45-4292119.