Call To Care Uganda: September “Share the Plate” and Filling Up a Suitcase

September always signifies back to school time, and it’s great to remember that water is truly the most essential school supply we can give kids!  

Our “Share the Plate” recipient for September is Call To Care Uganda, a local nonprofit organization based right here in Madison founded by our own Martha Wells Hoffman.  Call to Care Uganda’s mission is bringing health, safety, education and vitality to the people of Uganda through clean, accessible water.  

“It all starts with water…” and since 2007, Call To Care Uganda (CTCU) has drilled 72 deep water wells in villages and schools throughout Uganda, impacting over 60,000 lives!  Since last year, CTCU has drilled 7 new wells in under-served communities, forged partnerships both in the US and abroad, appeared on WTNH News to celebrate World Water Day and the importance of water, and also regularly supported a nursery/primary school in the district of Kalaki.  Working together, we are making a difference!   

When a community that suffers from water scarcity is provided with a clean/safe source of water to draw from, their lives are transformed.  There is improved health, kids can attend school, women’s daily burdens from gathering water from unsafe/distant sources are alleviated, refined living conditions emerge, and self-sustaining change is possible.  

SUUS has generously supported CTCU since 2008 when we helped drill a well at a school in the district of Sheema, and we have continued to help in many ways through the years. Martha will be going to Uganda this November to see the many projects that have been done since her last (pre-pandemic) visit in 2019, and she will also be investigating new projects to explore during the coming year.

NEW: A suitcase has been opened up for donations in the SUUS foyer. Martha is urgently asking for bug spray (non-aerosol) and bars of soap to carry along with her to hand out in Uganda this November.

Thanks in advance for your continued support of this worthy cause!

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