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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Food, Food Programs, Health, Primary & Elementary Schools

Mission: Simone’s Kids exists to ensure each child enrolled in our sponsorship program graduates from one of our educational programs and is equipped to serve others through the love of Jesus Christ.

Results: We own + operate two schools in Uganda with over 1,000 children. 1,278,000 Meals Served 516 Scholarships 205 Baptisms 100 Students health check ups 84 Faculty 100% of Primary Students Passing P7 8th Primary School Ranking in the District (Out of 650)

Target demographics: Orphaned and poverty stricken children in the town of Nakaseke, Uganda.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1016

Geographic areas served: Uganda

Programs: God's Hope Primary and Seconday School- Education Lunch Line- Feeding Program A Classroom for Christmas- Classroom Building Projects

Community Stories

64 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Hello! I've been donating to Simone's Kids for the last couple of years! This is a great non-profit because I know that the money I donate is really supporting the kids over there. I've received plenty of updates about what is going on and have also received items and letters from the kid I help support! The school has grown tremendously and I love that the kids are being taught the word of God. Simone is also a very loving and devoted person to these kids. She has given so much time to this especially for the age she is. This is a lot of dedication and love for a young adult! Thank you Simone for your hard work and most of all your love! God is great and He called you for this!

1 Daphne H.

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization doing wonderful things for the children of Uganda!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Incredible non-profit organization! Honored & blessed to be a donor!

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masonsatterfield1

Board Member

Rating: 5

the impact of this ministry is so incredible. Lives are being changed, students are finding more and more hope in Jesus, and all aspects of physical growth are being improved. From children to adults, Simone’s Kids is making a difference in the lives in Nakaseke, Uganda.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

So happy to be a part of this organization. Seeing the accomplishments that Simone's Kids has reached over the past couple of years is very impressive, and it truly is changing lives for students of all ages in Central Uganda.

Kelly P.6

Donor

Rating: 5

I visited Simone's Kids school is Nakaseke Uganda in June 2019. The experience was incredibly wonderful, full of Love, Joy and Hope. The staff are 100% dedicated to each and every child in the program and encouraging more to join. I feel the Christian values and vision are above and beyond. The integrity and character of all the people I have met through Simone's Kids are impeccable and I appreciate that!

Nicole S.5

Donor

Rating: 5

Last summer I was able to travel to Nakaseke and see the work that Simone’s Kids does. They partner with the community to enrich the children’s lives. They don’t just go into the community and give food and clothes to those that need them, they are partnering with the community to help kids get an education and learn about Jesus AND giving them access to meals and clothing.

I love their sponsorship model. As a donor I’m partnering with Simone’s Kids and the students to provide education to students who wouldn’t have access to it otherwise. And I know that they are being fed and being taught about the love of Jesus.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for Simone's Kids the last 4 summers. I have seen first hand the difference that it is making in the student's lives.

Madison Grace R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This summer I had a chance to travel with Simone’s kids to Nakasaka, Uganda. While I was in Nakasaka I was able to go to two school called God’s Hope Primary School and God’s Hope High School. This high school and primary school were on one compound that was split up between an upper and lower section, so it was very easy to walk to and from each school. While we were at the schools we were encouraged to create relationships with the students. I was able to meet many students that were my age and younger. I enjoyed being able to play with the younger kids in the primary school in the morning and then having deep conversations about God and other topics with the high schoolers in the evening.
Not only did we spend time with the students at the school we also got to visit some of their homes. One project that I got to partake in was delivering mattresses, mosquito nets and bed sheets to many families that are a part of the Simone’s Kids Organization. I was amazing to see how little many of these kids have and how happy they became when they simply got a mattress to sleep on. Many of these kids that go to God’s Hope and even some of the kids in the community were so grateful and thankful for the littlest things like getting a hug or just having someone to play with.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My family has been involved with Simone's Kids for years. Our daughters are getting to be a part changing the lives of children on the other side of the world--and seeing how easy it is. We supported for years, and recently have been given the honor of serving on the board of directors.

Donor

Rating: 5

We have been supporting Simone's Kids for several years - great program and the money donated fulfills a tremendous need- they do a great job keeping us updated on progress and the children always look so happy - I love getting the handmade cards and pictures--will continue my support for this nonprofit organization

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned of this organization by working a job with one of the volunteers. He went for the first time several years ago. Upon returning , he told of the needs ... I saw his heart ...his compassion . Each time he has gone I have seen the love in his eyes and the concern for these children . All of this has grown into a passion to help these children . Of course to help these children money is needed to provide for them. I ask you to pray and ask God what you should do concerning this ministry and to be obedient to Him . Whatever you do is between God and you but please put this ministry on your daily prayer list .

Donor

Rating: 5

I was introduced to this incredible organization last year and have been so uplifted by the love and care shown to the kids there in Uganda! I began donating and received letters, pictures and cards from my sweet student. Simone's Kids keeps me updated on whats happening and the growth that they are experiencing. I am so excited to join the team this summer to experience it myself!

Donor

Rating: 5

We have supported Simones Kids for four years and had the privilege to go to Uganda for two weeks last summer to see the school and the children first hand. This is a wonderful work that puts every dollar received to good use for the children. I would highly recommend supporting this very worthwhile cause.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I’ve known Simone for nearly 8 years and watched Simone’s Kids grow exponentially from passion and ideas to making an incredible difference for children in Uganda. The level of care and love that go into everything this organization builds and leads is astounding.

Lila H.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a board member, I have been able to see the inner workings of this organization. I can validate its credibility and speak to the fact that these children are indeed supported by Simones Kids. It's wonderful to be a part of a cause that isn't a marketing scheme or a tax write off. But it's actually about helping the orphans of Uganda. I can't wait to go to Africa myself to meet our two sponsor children whom we've been supporting for years. We write letters send pictures and get great updates. We feel so connected to this great organization! Keep up the great work Simone!

Board Member

Rating: 5

My wife and I have supported Simone's Kids for many years. Simone is passionate and has a heart for the kids and works hard to keep us up to date with what's going on with the kids that we sponsor. Every sponsorship dollar goes to support each child. 100% of the money we give goes to directly support our sponsored kids! We work hard for our money, and we give freely knowing that by partnering with Simone's Kids, we are changing lives and making a difference!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Simone's kids had been such a blessing to our family. We have 2 boys that we sponsor and love being able to receive mail from them. We have also been able to travel to Uganda and see first hand the work that is being done at the school. Godfrey and Hope are doing an excellent job of running the school. We are very impressed with Simone and how she continues to improve the school and the kids well being. The library and food projects have been a tremendous help for all of the children. What a blessing Simone's kids is!

2 Danielking100

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Simone is a real missionary with a great heart for children. She is a pacesetter in the realm of modern missions. Recently, she caught typhoid and malaria while in Africa but she has not allowed this to slow her down. She cares for her children and she inspires others to care about them too! I am proud to know her.

Victoria M.

Donor

Rating: 5

Love what this organization is doing! It's ran with a lot of heart!

1 Judy115

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned of Simone's Kids just today. I am so excited to become involved in this ministry. Simone touched our lives in her testimony about how God is moving in this ministry. I truly believe God is using this ministry for his purpose & plan.

Donor

Rating: 5

Simone's Kids has done an awesome job of raising money and building a school in Uganda. I just got a letter from the little girl my husband and I support. She said it is great having and desk and a clean and beautiful classroom to work in. We have sponsored her going on two years and her improvement in writing and expressing herself is amazing. Simone's Kids is a great non-profit organization. I have seen several videos and heard reports from volunteers who have been in Uganda working for Simone's Kids and the work they have done and are still doing is awe-inspiring.

Donna51

Donor

Rating: 5

Simone's kids is a wonderful nonprofit. It is very ,one on one, and you see the results affect the lives of the individual children involved.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work full time, so I have not made the actual trip to see the children. My contribution has been doing art work on containers for use to collect change. We use the photos of the actual children, and acrylic paint to decorate the boxes for donations. This has been very rewarding. Simone always keeps us up to date with what the money collected goes for on social media sites. It feels very rewarding to make a difference in a childs life!

April49

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have heard so many wonderful things about this organization. The volunteer that I know was so overcome by the selfless giving from Simone's Kids when he traveled to Uganda.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My older brother has been to Uganda multiple times with Simone's Kids. He's the reason I found out about this organization. I love being able to look at the pictures and updates on Facebook and I hope to go to Uganda one day soon too!

Thomas35

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My brother works for Simone's Kids and loves it! I look forward to going to Uganda once I am old enough! It is a great organization and really does change the lives of the students in Uganda.

Donor

Rating: 5

we found out about Simone's Kids through a fine young man from our church who has spent several months in Uganda teaching English at God's Hope Primary School. we look forward to reports, pictures, and updates on the children we help to sponsor. at Christmas, our family took part in the A Classroom for Christmas project. we made contributions in honor of our grandchildren to this project, and each grandchild was excited to be helping children from Uganda, instead of receiving just another present.

if you are looking for a beautiful charity which really makes a difference in a third-world country, this is it, i believe!

Donor

Rating: 5

After we sponsored our child with Simone's Kids in Uganda, we loved getting the regular updates of how our donation helped a child in need. Simone's Kids is personable and I love seeing the pictures of all the children in their new classroom, playing on the playground, and just living life on their Facebook page. You can see from the photos that the children love to see Simone coming for a visit. A great cause we will continue to support.

Donor

Rating: 5

This orphanage in Uganda is sponsored by a young woman named Simone. Her organization is called Simone's Kids. Simone began her endeavor while still a college student. Her fundraising efforts have resulted in the building of a school building for the primary school-aged children living in the orphanage. The next goal is to extend the educational facilities for the students needing secondary education.

Because of the efforts of Simone's Kids there has been health and child-care education for the workers in the orphanage as well as shoes and clothes regularly provided for the children. Simone oversees the monthly sponsorship of individual children who live in the orphanage. Supporters make a monthly monetary commitment to individual students that will ensure medicine and schooling. Teams making regular mission trips to the orphanage provide extra teaching, sports activities, personal supplies, and just plain fun. Because of the pictures on my refrigerator of two children, whom my husband and I sponsor, I am reminded daily of the work this incredible organization is accomplishing.

Simone's Kids is truly changing the lives and destinies of these children and deserves the honor of being named a Great Non-profit.

Donor

Rating: 5

The work that Simone does is amazing! She has so much passion and is so driven to make a difference. I was so touched by her story and her goals for Simone's Kids that I had to be a part of it, even if it was just in some little way. She is doing great things for those beautiful kids and I can't wait to see what the next few years has in store for her and Simone's Kids!

Donor

Rating: 5

We love supporting Simone's Kids through child sponsorship. We can see the progress of the organization by following their Facebook page. It's wonderful to see first hand the children's faces and the joy brought to their lives. Simone's visits truly make a difference and being just one part of that support system is a great feeling.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello, I am Hope. I am the head teacher at God's Hope Primary School. I am so grateful to have the organization of Simone's Kids. It has been such a blessing to the children and to the community of Nekesake. I used to send children away from school because they couldn't pay the fees but because of Simone's Kids, the children and their families don't have to pay any fees. We used to lack materials to use at school, but today we are blessed to have them. This is all thanks to Simone's Kids. We used to have to borrow books from others schools but now we have our own! There are so many children that have benefited from this ministry. Orphans and needy children have gotten shoes, uniforms and bags. When the team visits, they even take the children to the hospital if needed, they visit the student's homes and that has had a great impact. Everyone with Simone's Kids has shown so much love to us. So many things have been done by the ministry and we thank God for all that they do. We pray for them always to be blessed. They care for the children so much that they are providing education, meals and even the best health care. They treat scalp conditions, wounds and they provide us with clean water resources.
Before Simone's Kids, I feared standing before the children at school because people said that our school was not good and that we were wasting time. But now I am so proud of what Simone's Kids has provided for us. I am blessed and thankful for all that the ministry has done, not only for me, but all of the children in the school and community. May The Lord bless you and meet all your needs.

Donor

Rating: 5

I first learned of Simone's Kids from my daughter, Marisa Roy. Marisa is in middle of her second trip to Uganda this year. She is ministering to these children, whom she loves so much. Simone's Kids is an excellent organization, dedicated to improving the lives of the children at Gods Hope Primary School. Because of this ministry children's lives are changed daily. As a sponsor I am honored to help just a little with this worthy cause. I've never seen a picture of a child who doesn't have a huge smile. To me, that shows the change that this ministry has already made in their lives. I know for a fact that Simone's Kids has changed Marisa Roy's life as well as anyone who has spent one moment with these children.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi, I am Godfrey, the school administrator at God's Hope Primary School. I have been working with Simone's Kids since 2010. Since then, I have seen many children's lives change from hopeless to hopeful.
It's not very easy to notice what your humble donations can do for the young children, until you visit us. The children who had no food before, you can see them now share food at school. It brings me to have more joy and confidence to serve God than ever before. It takes me another step of faith when I see children who had no classrooms to be while reading when they sit in a classroom now with desks. I expect an even brighter future for the children at God's Hope Primary School. First, when the school had just started, none of us knew what may come the next day because food was a dream to the children and those who could not afford to pay some fees had dropped out of school, leading to having to almost close the school, but thanks to Simone's Kids ministry who came to the rescue of the young children who had lost hope in an area.
Before Simone's Kids, one would think I was sick from having to pay the teachers and not being able to. But when Simone's Kids came, the stress was gone! Thank God my life has improved. I am always having a wide smile because I can now pay teachers and other workers without stress!!
Working with Simone's Kids has given me an opportunity to meet important people, especially the team members who always visit us. Among them, I can mention Mason Satterfield and Marisa Ann Roy.
I feel true life when I serve God in this ministry. Thank God for Simone's Kids.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first heard about Simone’s Kids on the campus of Lee University. While I was impressed that someone so young could take on something so large, I was blown away after hearing Simone speak at several events. The passion in her voice and the tears in her eyes let everyone know that these were her kids and her desire to take care of them was evident. During my time at Lee, I was given the chance to work with Simone’s Kids and see the organization grow and I’m so grateful for those opportunities. The work still being done is incredible and I know that so many kids are being given a better life thanks to this organization. Simone’s Kids is a constant reminder that one person, no matter what their age, can make a huge difference to those around the world.

1 Libby2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Simone's Kids is a wonderful organization, dedicated to improving the lives of the children in Uganda. How do I know this? My son, Mason, has had the opportunity to serve with the founder in Uganda for the past two summers, and is currently there for a three month stay. Because of Simone's Kids, children are able to receive a free education at God's Hope Primary School through sponsors. The volunteers work to meet the physical needs of the orphans, as well as providing unending love and emotional support.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have known the founder, Simone, for several years now. She has a huge heart for these kids in Uganda, and her passion has been evident from the moment I met her. We have had many conversations about the kids, the school, and her vision for both, and I know with absolute certainty that all she wants is what is best for these kids. She wants to give them a hope and a future, something that they would not have if it weren't for Simone's Kids and the supporters and volunteers behind the organization. I became a supporter of Simone's Kids right out of college, and I have never regretted that decision. I know that every donation is handled with integrity and truly goes to better the future of the children of God's Hope Primary School. Simone's Kids is an organization that helps these students to break through the cycle of poverty and find opportunities for a better life while showing the love of Christ to each child on a daily basis. I believe wholeheartedly in the mission and vision and leadership of Simone's Kids!