Social Promise Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   29 reviews

Issues: International, Economic Development, Microfinance

Location: Greencastle IN USA

Mission: Social Promise supports critical health and educational resources serving impoverished Ugandan communities. By promoting awareness, we seek to empower other people and institutions to support these vital humanitarian efforts. Conveying the achievement and promise inherent in these efforts, we hope to inspire a community dedicated to a spirit of altruism.
Results: 100 children at St.Jude Children's Home have a safe place to live, education and medical care because our your continued support. Thousands of patients are attended to at Lacor Hospital, which operates with over 70% of its expenses covered by donors such as you! We are the only U.S.-based nonprofit to help Lacor.
Target demographics: Ugandan nonprofits
Geographic areas served: U.S., Uganda
Programs: support for Ugandan partner nonprofits to make access to healthcare and education possible. We also provide programs for children to learn about Uganda and how they can help a child there.

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Social Promise is a fabulous non-profit. Their dedication to the people they have charged themselves with helping is unmatched. Having seen the conditions and need in northern Uganda first hand I truly understand why Social Promise had to be started, and I know that they are doing a great service the people in that area.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Social Promise is a wonderful and unique organization. First, they have deep knowledge of the people they serve in northern Uganda. The Board travels there to review the organizations they support and currently a Board member is living and helping at St. Mary's Hospital Lacor. Secondly, their partners in northern Uganda, St. Jude's and St. Mary's are wonderful, well-established social organizations that meet the wide-ranging health, education and living needs of Uganda's most needy...orphans, the disabled, women and the desperately poor. Finally, the Founders and Board of Social Promise take no compensation for their work other than the love, gratitude and thanks from the many, many people whose lives they have touched. Social Promise is indeed a "great non-profit" worthy of support.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have never met a group of people more dedicated to a cause. Sharon and Sarah, the founders of Social Promise, take time every day out of their very busy schedules to think of ways to raise more money for our partners in Uganda. Both women are so intelligent and hard working and are a pleasure to be on the board with. Our partners in Uganda do such a wonderful job using the funds we raise to better the lives of so many in Uganda, that even though we are a small non-profit, a little really does go a long way and it feels like we are making a big difference. Lacor hospital is able to provide health care to so many people in Gulu at an affordable cost, and St. Jude is able to educate not only the children at the home, but other children in the village. It feels great working with such motivated, inspiring people.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The work being done for this organization is tremendous! I found out about this organization through a family member. All the work being done to help this wonderful organization is shown through its dedicated members. All the tireless efforts they do to raise funds for this charity shows that they really care about what they do. The events they put on gives a person an "awareness" of the struggles and hardships these people face everyday. I strongly support their mission and will support them in any way that I can.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Amazing charity that helps Ugandan hospital, orphanage and school, and also teaches even little children in the U.S. About life in Uganda. Truly worthwhile and led by devoted board members!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Social Promise is a wonderful organization that truly helps people in need in Gulu, Uganda. It also goes to great efforts to educate people in the US about how people in Africa live--and that we need to be aware of how easy it is for us to help make their lives even just a little bit better.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Social Promise makes a difference in the lives of children in Uganda and in the US. By organizing educational fundraisers, Social Promise helps American kids learn how children in Africa live. They learn about their struggles and their beautiful cultures. Social Promise raises money to send Ugandan girls to school, to help Ugandan people pay for healthcare, and to help support children with special needs. This nonprofit truly is a special organization with wonderful goals and a genuine mission.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Social Promise is an organization you can trust. This is evidenced by the fact that 100% of our board members are also donors. We believe in the mission and we support the mission. Because we are a volunteer only run organization, the contributions you make to the organization go directly to the people of Uganda- our overhead costs are very low.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Social Promise is truly an amazing organization! All funds collected are helping to improve the lives of children in Gulu, Uganda. If you haven't already, please donate to this wonderful nonprofit.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the opportunity to travel to Gulu, Uganda with the founding Board Members of Social Promise in 2011, which had a huge impact on the way I now view non-profits who support areas in Africa. Social Promise works to understand the issues that people face on a daily basis through listening to community leaders, parents, and children. From what they hear, they provide sustainable structures that will support the community down the road. One of the most important workshops that I was involved with during my 2 week travel was getting the surrounding community of St. Judes Children's Home and educating children and adults on physical and mental disabilities. This had an enormous impact on how individuals viewed those with disabilities and was one of many conversations that Social Promise initiated but allowed the Director of St. Judes Children's Home lead. Social Promise is an organization that listens to the community, thinks how they want to have an impact and finally acts to provide support to the communities in Gulu. Social Promise is a wonderful organization that continues to grow and share the love of giving.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I joined the board 3 months ago. This is an organization that genuinely enjoys helping. Last year, Social Promise sent $80,000 to their partners in Uganda thanks to the generosity of our donors and well wishers. Social Promise does not only provide financial support to our partners in Gulu, but we also send medical supplies such as wheel chairs for use by the disabled in the community. One great thing about this organization is how we make sure that all the donations go to benefit the community we are supporting. One way by which we do this is by sending at least one board member each year to Gulu to check on our partners (St.Jude Children's Home and Lacor Hospita)l. These visits enable us to see and experience the impact our donations are having on the community.

I will encourage everyone to support this great cause and if possible join us to Gulu on our next trip there.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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