Give to the Max Day is November 16, 2017!

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Please donate to Give Us Wings this year on Give to the Max Day!

The final countdown to Give to the Max Day is on! November 16, 2017.

As you decide where to make donations on this special day of giving in Minnesota, please consider making a donation to Give Us Wings.   All gifts made to Give Us Wings using this link now through November 16 will count toward the Give to the Max Day, making those donations eligible for all Give to the Max Day prizes (i.e. increasing the impact of your donation!)

Our goal is to raise $6,000 on Give to the Max Day 2017 to get us closer to completion of the medical staff housing on the grounds of our St. John’s Kayoro Health Center II.  When its complete it will house three medical staff and enable the Health Center to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And it will get us closer to attaining the status of a Health Center III. It’s very exciting, but we need your help.

Your donation on Give to the Max Day will help!! Here are some examples of how your donations will be spent:
                                          $10  Bag of cement
                                          $25  Floor tiles
                                          $50  Kitchen sink
                                        $100  Window
                                        $250  Plastering interior & exterior

Thanks to a generous grant from St. John’s church in St. Paul,  Give Us Wings Uganda started construction on staff housing at St. John’s Kayoro Health Center this past summer.


There are funds to complete the roof, but much more needs to be done to make these units livable.

Money is needed for plumbing, windows, doors, cement, plastering, flooring and more. Will you help us?

Staff housing on the grounds of St. John’s Kayoro Health Center will make it possible to house three medical staff, enabling the Health Center to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

This is especially important for the moms needing to deliver at our wonderful new maternity ward. Staff housing will also take St. John’s Kayoro Health Center II closer to the ultimate goal of becoming a Health Center III, thus earning more financial support from the Ugandan government. Our health center is widely recognized as the very finest in the district and the services provided are far superior to other facilities in the district. The health center staff treat over 1,000 people every month!

Seven years ago there was an empty field covered in brush and trash. Now there now stands St. John’s Kayoro Health Center. Now women in the community can give birth to healthy babies in a clean, well-equipped clinic with the assistance of trained midwives. The existence of the Health Center ensures that children can receive life-saving immunization, people can receive preventative care and they can get emergency medical treatment when necessary.

We need the staff housing to take the Health Center to the next level.

Will you help us finish the construction of the medical staff housing so this clinic can be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? The hardworking people in Kenya and Uganda are hoping you will. Any amount helps and will make a real difference in someone’s life!  Click here to go to our GiveMN site where you can see many more photos and choose your donation level.

You can trust that we will use your generous donation where it is needed most in our partner communities. Thank you!  #GTMD17

In addition, your donation will increase our chances to win Give to the Max Day Prizes! Each day from now until November 15th GiveMN will award $500 to one of the nonprofits. And it gets better!  On  the actual Give to the Max Day–November 16th– they will begin to give away $1,100 EVERY HOUR, rewarding the Top 10 organization on each of the five Give to the Max Leaderboard (we are in the Medium Nonprofit Leaderboard) and… they will award a grand prize of $10,000 super-sized golden ticket drawn at random from all of the donations made from Nov. 1 -16 using

So, your $25 or $100 donation could result in Give Us Wings getting an extra $500, $1,100 or even $10,000! Please give to the MAX today!



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