STEPPING STONES FOUNDATION OF HOPE

Rating: 4.96 stars   25 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services, Religion

Location: P.O. Box 68642 Schaumburg IL 60168 USA

Mission: Our mission is to expand the horizons of hope for the less fortunate by helping them help themselves.
Results: We built 4 water wells in Bunnamweri Village, Uganda. We are sponsoring 29 children. (School and boarding)
Target demographics: Children
Direct beneficiaries per year: The new wells will help provide safe drinking water to 30,000 residents.” New Vision, Uganda's Leading Daily"
Geographic areas served: Central Region, Uganda
Programs: The avenues by which SSFOH pursues the empowerment of the less fortunate are as follows: Education Facilitation & Sponsor a Child Program: Financial support for endangered girls and orphans in need of educational assistance. Water and Wellness Initiative: Access to clean and safe water and general health services, particularly for the elderly who can no longer reach the valley for draw water. Faith Promotion & The Way of the Cross: Foster Christian values in small rural communities.​

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a new international social worker, I fully support Fr. Dennis and the Board of Directors of STEPPING STONES in their mission to elevate the quality of life of the people of Uganda. The work that Fr. Dennis has already accomplished and will accomplish in the future as STEPPING STONES grows and prospers through generous donations, will bring the basics of clean water and quality education to those who now have very little. We Americans enjoy these benefits as an every day occurrence; but not everyone enjoys these basics as we do. I know that when I give a donation to STEPPING STONES all of the money will be used for the cause that it was intended for. Please, I encourage you to support Fr. Dennis in his effort to bring about hope and dignity to the people of Uganda.

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Life-changing

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Insipred to bring hope to the vulnerable children and people namely the girls,opharns and elderly of his home town in Bunnamweri ,Mpigi in Uganda fr. Dennis founded the Stepping stones foundation of hope (SSFOH) in 2009. The focus of the foundation is to facilitate education,provide better general health services,faith promotion and to make clean water accessible all parishioners of Bunnamweri. with this vision, Fr.Dennis and the board of directors started working tirelessly on this project. three out of seven water stations have been built so far, to pipe clean water through the town : for education facilitation, sponsor a child program has been put in place . in this program, financial support is given to the children to meet their tuition fees. according to the donation received ,the foundation is sponsoring 32 children, the annual cost of taking each child to school ranges from $300 to $900 depending on their educational level , and a meditative boulevard of about one kilometre of stations of the cross are being built to promote our faith. we kindly invite individuals,corporations and organisations among others to financially support the wonderful cause of the foundation. we grateful to father Dennis, the board of directors and well wishers. please visit www.ssfoh.org to get to know this grate foundation better.

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am greatly honored to be part of the Stepping Stones Foundation. For our many brothers and sisters who benefit from the generous hearts of these heroes is indeed their hope for tomorrow. Thanks to Fr. Dennis and all board members for all the great work you do for these children.

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Life-changing

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Rating: 5 stars  

this is a foundation that is so close to my heart. my whole family has been blessed because my sister is among the people benefiting from it. by helping her they have helped the whole family. i cannot thank Fr DENNIS enough. I hope STEPPING STONES goes so many places because it does tackle problems we do face each and every day and that is EDUCATION. For someone to help me in such an area is something priceless. THANK YOU SO MUCH EVERYONE for a great job.

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A lot

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2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

This is clearly a need-based project! Those in need are met and served as they are, where they are. Though people are pressed with overwhelming survival needs, a project of water, education and faith is a liberating exercise, not just for the individuals who gain immediate, direct benefits, but for the entire region and for many years to come. Thank you Stepping Foundations of Hope for instilling hope that lasts.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been blessed to have met Fr. Dennis when he was still a seminarian and he came to our small church St. Patrick's in East Chicago, IN. He has always show such compassion for people. From sitting in a class room with children learning how to play a guitar to giving an insperational sermon. I especially enjoyed listening to Fr. Dennis when he spoke about the children/orphans he helped. With the Steppin Stones foundation he is able to help even more people. This foundation is not only helping children, it also helps whole communities. By bringing clean drinking water to these villages by provinging wells. Having clean drinking water makes it possible for children to attend school instead of walking miles to bring water to their homes. Stepping Stones Foundation is providing a much needed assistance to these children and villages. Education and clean drinking water are two simple things that we take for granted. I want to thank Fr. Dennis and all his volunteers for helping us open our eyes to the need of others not just our own.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known Father Dennis since he assisted at our parish (St. Lawrence O'Toole) as a seminarian. He quickly became involved, getting to know us and helping us along our spiritual journeys. Fr. Dennis' quiet, gentle way and ready smile helped endear him to us, many of whom still keep in touch with him. Our parish came to know of Fr. Dennis' love for the poor and thus it gave us great pleasure to support his clean water project -- because we knew the funds would be used responsibly. Imagine how happy we were just a few months later when we saw a photo in our parish bulletin of the water station we funded! In such a short time we made a difference in people's lives -- all because of Fr. Dennis' commitment to the less fortunate.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known Rev. Dennis Kasule for a number of years. He interned at our parsih for six monthe. During this time I came to know him personally. He has a passion for the poor and marginalized. Upon his ordination and return to Uganda he immediately implemented several projects. The first was to bring safe, potable water to a local village. He and his organization (Stepping Stones Foundation of Hope) raised the required funds for two wells in the United States. He then turned his attention to educating poor and disadvantaged girls in his village. Again fund raising took place in the United States. Rev. Kasule made appeals to people in our faith community. Becuase the community places great trust in him, we donated generously to these worth projects. Rev. Kasule's efforts have truly provide tangible and long lasting health and education benefits to people in the local villages . SSFH is doing great work were it's needed most! We will continue to provide support. Deacon John Rangel Matteson, IL

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This group brings the basics of life to people, like water and education. These are the things prople need to be able to grow and support themself.

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Helping the people in Uganda is very important to me. They are not as lucky as we are with our living necessities. This foundation puts 100% effort into raising money for this great cause. They need wells to shorten their distance to get water. They need funds to educate students. In spite of the obstacles, they remain a loving, family oriented people. I am so happy to be part of this nonprofit organization.

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

Life-changing

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2012

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