Celebrating Women

The month of March celebrates women – International Women’s Day, Women’s History Month – all the mountains we have climbed, and the needed efforts to progress to global gender equality. We have it in our power to eliminate gender inequality in this lifetime. Education is key. In our small piece of the puzzle there are … Read more

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Guest Blogger, Father Mugagga Lule

It’s always a pleasure to connect with Father Mugagga Lule when he returns from a trip to Uganda and St. Elizabeth Girls’ Academy. – Cristen  This past October I went home.  It is always a wonderful experience to see the girls, and especially to meet the new ones.  The girls’ home is a little bit … Read more

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Birthday Wishes!

  Wow February flew by! We have been busy with Random Acts of Kindness, Generosity Day, and now a BIRTHDAY! St. Elizabeth Girl’s Academy turned 15 years-old this month. Check out these reasons to celebrate.   Father Mugagga – an advocate to give a home and hope to at-risk girls. Intervention – nuns find girls … Read more

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Guest Blogger, Ayeni: A Poem on Street Life

Take my hand and walk with me for a minute. I want to share a glimpse into the reality, the world many girls lived through before life at St. Elizabeth Girl’s Academy. – Cristen   A Poem on Street Life I don’t know which crime I committed To be in this situation Hunger, coldness, I … Read more

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The Kindness Boomerang

Generosity Day and Random Acts of Kindness Week. Wow, last week was oozing with KIND gestures. If you have been following along with my social media updates and blogs, I have been stressing the power of kindness. I choose to focus on these special days to remind you that there is an entire world outside … Read more

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Valentine’s, no, Generosity Gifts Welcomed

So today is Valentine’s Day. But I recently discovered a three year-old movement called Generosity Day. I just LOVE the idea and had to share. I wish I could take credit, but credit is due to Sasha Dichter. The premises: Reboot from the outrageous flowers, over-done jewels and fancy dinners, and reclaim the day. Give … Read more

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Exam Results for Ugandan Students

School in Uganda is a privilege. Incredible sacrifices are made to support an educational experience for children. Now imagine not having a family to support that goal. The girls at St Elizabeth Girls’ Academy (SEGA) recognize the importance of education. Prior to life at SEGA, most struggled without it, leading a life of begging and … Read more

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January 18 – IRA Charitable Rollover is Back!

As a supporter, you are an important investor to girl education in Uganda. That is why I want to make sure you are aware of recent tax news – the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) charitable rollover. It’s back. Yes, you can make a gift to Hope for Hearts and save significantly on taxes. That benefits … Read more

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  We provide our children with many words of wisdom. Words they will grow by, words they will carry with them the remainder of their lives. Today I am writing words of inspiration for the girls at St. Elizabeth Girls’ Academy in Uganda, heck for all of us. We need to hear these powerful words … Read more

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Resolutions. Giving = Happiness.

Read the paper, watch the news, surf the Internet and most of the time you find stories that make it seem the world is in devastation and destruction. In 2013, as individuals we need to inspire and motivate each other. There are many happy stories out there. Let’s seek the happiness out with that age-old … Read more

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