“Ask One”

“Ask One”

I recently wrote to our sponsors to introduce our “Ask One” campaign. The idea is simple, if each of our supporters will ask one person to sponsor a child or donate to our Education Fund, we will be able to give the gift of education to so many more children. I am sharing the content of that letter here today and encouraging all of our supporters to revisit our “Ask One” campaign. As someone who still struggles with the “ask,” I know that it can be hard to do; however, my passion for our mission and the joy I feel from seeing the life changing results of your generosity always outweigh my reticence. I love sharing that experience with potential new supporters. You may find that the same is true for you. Thank you!

During the six years that Dave and I have had the privilege of running ChangeALife Uganda, I have been continually struck by the generosity and gratitude of our sponsors and our students. I am amazed and humbled by –

n      The generosity of our sponsors in giving the gift of education to a child or children whom most of them have not met and who live half a world away;
n      The gratitude of our students for the chance to learn and their faith in the future despite the difficult challenges many of them face everyday;
n      The gratitude of our sponsors who tell us how happy they are to have found a way to make a real and significant difference in the life of a child; and
n      Finally, by the generosity of our students who share their hopes and dreams with us and their learning with their friends and family.

In 360 BCE, Aristotle said, “To give away money is an easy matter in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter.” This observation remains true today and we are so grateful that you have chosen to give your money to ChangeALifeUganda. You make what we do possible and you are the best messengers for our mission.

Today, I am writing to ask that you share your experience sponsoring a child and “Ask One” friend, family member, or colleague to consider doing the same. There are so many more Ugandan children awaiting the opportunity to go to school.

Please share this ASK ONE link and select the Donate Here button so that others can make a donation and a difference. Dave and I believe that many people are willing to give once they understand the impact they can have. With your help, we can grow our sponsorship numbers and give even more children the gift of education.

Thank you for your continued support.

Best regards,

Jean Semler

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