My husband and I have always had a heart for helping those in need; but we never felt comfortable about donating to a cause when we were unsure of how funds would be distributed. But then we were given an opportunity to go on a mission trip to Uganda in March of 2020, and we were led to Think Humanity.
On our first day we worked at Think Humanity Girls Hostel, which was still under construction. We were told that up to 50 girls would be living and learning there and that the goal is to inspire, educate and empower them to help break the cycle of poverty.
Our small mission group was onsite to install solar lighting so the girls would have light in the evenings to help with their studies. It was a very long day; we worked hard until well after sunset. But when the lights were turned on a feeling of exhilaration, love and accomplishment filled our hearts. We looked forward to meeting the young ladies who would benefit from our labor.
The next morning we were invited to celebrate Sunday Services with the girls of Think Humanity. Upon arrival we were met by a group of excited young ladies so neatly dressed in their crisp white tops and navy blue skirts. They welcomed us with open arms, smiling, giving us hugs while walking us to a small room, their common area, where the girls gather to study and eat. We all sat close together on simple wooden benches while these young ladies lead us through a service that literally brought tears to our eyes. From the music, to the bible readings, to the sermon, to the blessing - these young ladies shined with confidence and their enthusiasm and love for the Lord embraced us. That small room was filled with the Spirit. It was an experience we will never forget.
We pray we will have an opportunity to return to Uganda again to see how the young ladies at Think Humanity are progressing. In the mean time, we will continue to send donations to help fund Think Humanity’s mission and vision. We have seen first hand how dedicated and trustworthy this non-profit organization is. They are responsible stewards for such an extremely worthy cause. We are confident that 100 percent of our donations will be directed to those who are most in need. Please consider blessing Think Humanity by sending in a donation.
John and Rosemary White
John and Rosemary, What a wonderful review. It is easy to fall in love with the Think Humanity students and team, but I am sure that the feelings went both ways. We are not only grateful for your extremely kind words, but for all of your support as well. Most sincerely - Beth
I met Deana years ago through a friend who hosted a ‘party’ for her to sell handmade items the refugee women in Uganda made. I was so deeply touched with their mission at Think Humanity that I would reach out to Deana every year and buy several items for Christmas presents. One particular year I went to her home and picked out some things and as I was leaving she shows me an ornament. It was made of paper beads to look like a wreath. She said they were five dollars and that she had hundreds of them to sell. I politely said I wasn’t sure how to sell them (I was so busy and didn’t think I could take anything else on) and she smiled and said well just take one. You don’t need to pay for it. I thanked her and left. That evening my son, who never asks for help with his homework, asked me to come help him with some answers about a book he read in school. The book was called ‘A Long Walk to Water’. It is the story of a refugee boy in the very part of the world where Think Humanity works their miracles. I couldn’t believe the coincidence. God was speaking to me. I helped my son with his homework and took the book and didn’t put it down until I was finished. I knew I needed to help Deana share her work with these kids. I arranged a day at school for her to come in and talk to two of my sons classes. Deana did an amazing job showing the kids pictures and telling them what it is like for kids their age in Uganda. Do you know those kids raised over $500? For every ornament they bought, they knew they were buying a bed net to protect 4 kids like themselves from malaria. Those are the real lessons kids need to learn. God told me I wasn’t done yet though and I introduced Deana to some small business owners I know in town who sold over $500 more in ornaments. It was such an amazing feeling to know that we had spread their mission and raised money. I think what I like most is that we see the pictures of the people we are helping. We see their smiles, we can feel their love. I sponsored a girl for her last year of school and am now helping her family with food during COVID. I was sent a picture of her family all smiling and I keep it on the ledge with the rest of my family. This is the only organization that has ever touched me in such a personal way and it couldn’t be any further away in the world. I very much believe in their work and I feel blessed to help them. This is my story. I can’t wait to read yours.
I had the opportunity to go with Jim and Beth Heckel to Uganda for 3 weeks. They are so passionate and compassionate about meeting the NEEDS of the suffering people. I was impressed with the variety of services that Think Humanity offers to help relieve suffering and also to raise people up thru education. I especially liked that they identify, train, and empower local leaders to use our resources for the greatest good.
Thank you Larry for the kind words and for all the help that you've provided to hundreds of people in Uganda.
I have traveled to Uganda with Think Humanity twice and look forward to returning. This is a grass roots nonprofit that proves that you can make a difference. Since everyone involved is a volunteer and there is no overhead, Think Humanity is able to make event the smallest donations go far. I have participated in bed net distributions and well dedications deep into the bush. To see the contaminated water these people were drinking is heartbreaking. They are so grateful for fresh water wells. They are grateful in a way we who live in the USA can't comprehend. The education program is remarkable. The young ladies who are living at the Hostel have hope because they are receiving an education. Getting to know refugee and Ugandan people has been life changing for me. God led me to this purpose, volunteering and supporting this organization is the most rewarding work I have ever done.
Thinkhumanity is sharing ....the love of the Lord, prayer, food, and lots of sweet happenings. They care, truly care for the people they serve. God bless them.
Thank you Robyn! So kind of you to leave this review. Think Humanity appreciates all that you do.
Through our church we have raised money for Think Humanity fresh water wells and mosquito bed nets. One of the comments from our donors is the excellent accountability that Think Humanity can pride itself with. It makes such a difference to see what is happening with (100%) of the funds. One of our ministries had donated for a well through a different nonprofit. They never heard if the well was constructed or if it helped anyone. This is never the case with Think Humanity. People love to support an honest cause that is changing lives for the better and obviously saving lives too.
Thank you Deana. You have worked so hard to see that so much can be possible in Uganda. We cannot thank you enough.
I have been so impressed with the work that Think Humanity has and is doing in Uganda. Each time I have donated, I receive a thank you which tells exactly what the money will be used for. It seems that they are able to do so much with small amounts of money! I have been especially touched by how TH has been reaching out to refugees during the pandemic, finding the very most vulnerable people and helping them.
Thank you so much for your wonderful words. We certainly try our best to acknowledge all the donors. Without them (you!) we could not do what we do. -Beth
Think Humanity's CEO's are unique in that they have very close relationships with the people they serve in Uganda and with their team of Ugandans whom many are past refugees themselves. One doesn't see this with large NGO's. TH has less than 1% administration fees because they donate all their time which is almost a full time job. Go to their Facebook page and hear the personal stories of families TH has given food. You can be sure your donation will be used well and be appreciated.
Thank you Dr. Reents. We certainly try. We have so much respect for the refugee volunteers in Uganda. they work so hard to see that others are lifted up. We appreciate all that you do to be such a big part of Think Humanity, Inc.
I became acquainted with Think Humanity a few years ago through social media. Their mission, goals, hopes, and work for all humanity resonated with me which led me to become a sponsor for children in Uganda. Think Humanity, as a charitable organization, holds the highest standards and consistently meets them. The family that founded Think Humanity adheres to those same high standards without fail. The breadth of the work they do is expansive and diverse reaching multiple areas of need. This charitable organization is one of the most transparent, responsive, involved, reputable, engaged, and compassionate I've ever had the privilege of serving others through. Their continued support of and work toward aiding our most vulnerable, less fortunate, and at risk populations inspires, amazes, and impresses. Think Humanity evidences humility and sincere gratitude in all that they do and aspire to be. I have the highest respect and admiration for Think Humanity. ~ Deborah
Deborah, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. Without people like you I cannot imagine where we would be (or not). You are one of the most compassionate people that we know. Thank you so much for all that you do to help others around the world.
I have volunteered with many nonprofits over the years but I have stayed with Think Humanity for 13 years because of the great work that they do for people in need in Uganda. Beth & Jim Heckel have dedicated their lives to helping refugees and under served communities in Uganda by empowering them with quality education, healthcare, food/nutrition, clean water, shelter, employment, job skills, dignity & hope. Since everyone involved with Think Humanity is a volunteer all proceeds go directly to much needed projects including clean water wells, life saving mosquito bed nets, birthing kits for expectant mothers, and school supplies & teachers for young minds ready to break the cycle of poverty.
My young daughter linked her elementary school in Colorado to a school in Uganda which helped build a cross cultural relationship between 2 schools across the world. Through Think Humanity her school was able to raise money for a well and a new safe school building for these African children. What a wonderful reality for the children in both countries to experience! Think Humanity is not just a nonprofit, its a family who loves and cares for the people they work with locally and in Africa. Along with helping many individuals, villages, families, and schools, Think Humanity gives special attention to marginalized Africans such as struggling refugees needing hope and guidance and young girls wanting to attend school. I am proud to be involved with the wonderful and life changing work Think Humanity helps create in the lives of so many people in need. The world could use many more nonprofits like Think Humanity to help heal & support the human race.
Thank you Sharon. We are grateful to have you in the Think Humanity family. You have held a big part and have worked diligently for 13 years to see that the people who are served through Think Humanity are helped. You have changed many lives.
I was privileged to volunteer with Think Humanity in their early days, doing PR and fundraising both in Uganda and in the United States. I can't tell you how impressed I continue to be with Think Humanity's dedication to refugees and their persistent quality of leadership. They have consistently built from he ground up, where there once was nothing: schools, clinics, wells for clean water. They have helped COUNTLESS refugees find wellness, education and provided so many necessities that we take for granted every day. They are an absolute joy to work with and be around. I can honestly say in addition to the recipients of Think Humanity's generosity, I am a better person for having volunteered with them and will continue to be a donor and supporter of this great cause.
Thank you Reba. You are always part of the Think Humanity family. Those "early years" you mentioned were so important. That was our foundation. We were honored to have you with Think Humanity and that is a trip we will always remember in such a positive way. Thank you for recently helping us with feeding families during Covid-19 and for providing care to orphans. You are valued!
I am so proud to be able to be a part of this great organizations by my meager donations. They have helped some of the neediest groups of people in so many ways - From mosquito nets and digging wells for fresh water to providing medical care. They help provide housing and education for young women and see to the needs of orphans. Most recently, they have been providing food for many families impacted by the Covid-19 crises. I never worry about where my money is going when I give to Think Humanity!
Thank you Jackie. You have been with Think Humanity from the very beginning and we are so grateful for all that you have done to see that children get an education, feeding families during Covid-19 and pretty much everything that we have done to help the beautiful people of Uganda-you have been a part. Thank you for your dedication.
Think Humanity is one of the rare nonprofits with no overhead or admin costs, meaning it donates 100% of the money it raises to directly help people in need. This is nearly unheard of. This is a nonprofit with a ton of heart and accountability, working closely (face to face) with African leaders. Not to mention it has made a huge impact.
Aimee, because of you all this is possible. The ripple effect...and it is no longer just a ripple, but a wave.