There are several ways you can support us. We receive donations in the US through the registered, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization US Friends of Adonai Inc. A link at the bottom of the page will take you to a secure site where you can make a donation. (US Friends can issue a receipt for US tax purposes and ensures that your contribution is used as intended.) Our friends in the UK have created the registered charity Adonai UK that is also able to receive funds on our behalf. But you can also give your time and special expertise.
Here is a little more specific information about the ways you can contribute, depending on your ability.
Sponsor a Child: There are two levels of sponsorship. Sponsoring a child at the Adonai orphanage costs $50 US per month (about £35) or $600 US annually. This ensures the sponsored child is fully looked after, including food, shelter, healthcare and school fees for a child living in the Adonai Children's Home. If you are able to continue support after the child completes Adonai Junior School, this amount will also cover school fees and expenses at a secondary school in the area.
Sponsoring a child in a home in the community costs $35 per month (about £25) or just $420 per year. This provides supplemental nutrition, clothing and health care support for a child living with a family in the community that has accepted the responsibility of housing a child.
If you take on this commitment, you may pay however you are able: all at once or on a monthly or quarterly basis. However, if you can, paying the annual amount at one time helps us keep our administrative costs low. For more information or to find a child match, please contact us.
We will accept a one time donation for either of these purposes. However, if you sponsor a child, please consider making a pledge for at least three years so that we may provide some security to the child. You can expect to receive periodic news from and about that child if you designate your donation for his/her support.
Help Us Build Capacity: At the same time as we grow support for the ongoing needs of individual children, we must build physical infrastructure to safely and comfortably accommodate children and staff. There are many building projects which offer you, your church or service club opportunities through which to financially support Adonai's ability to care for orphaned, vulnerable and abandoned children. Our strategic plan outlines many of our plans for the next five years. Our most urgent priorities include:
Volunteer! There are many ways to get involved. If you represent an organization or a church team interested in coming to Adonai to help, we gratefully accept in-kind support for construction and other projects. We're open to new relationships of all sorts. For example, we are indebted to our Irish friends at Fields of Life for building our school. Whether you are an individual or a group, if you think you have skill or expertise to share, we invite you to Contact Us to discuss how we might work together. However, please know we have few amenities to offer a team – in other words, we will treat you like family!
If your church or organization simply wants to provide for the costs of a project without direct participation, we would be happy to provide invoices and receipts for all costs. Either way, we ask you consider taking on whole projects because it's difficult to find matching dollars in Uganda. If you give less than the whole of a project we may not be able to fund the entire project.
To direct your donation to a specific purpose, email firstname.lastname@example.org with instructions after making your gift online. If you prefer to mail your donation, send it to US Friends of Adonai, 3113 Western Avenue, Mattoon, Illinois, 61938.