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Review for Fount of Mercy, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I was honored to help Fount of Mercy raise awareness and funds for their work in Uganda by assisting Tara Hawks with planning the first Sewing Hope Fashion Show in New York City. Working closely with Ms. Hawks and other Fount of Mercy Staff I was able to get a very close look at the work they have accomplished in Uganda. Their unique partnership approach is truly about empower the people of Uganda and helping build their capacity. The work Sewing Hope has done has had a direct impact on women, by teaching them how to sew. This skill is then used to help fuel the economy in their communities and also pass along the skills they learn to others. The Fashion Show Fundraiser is an incredible way for the Sewing Hope project of Fount of Mercy to showcase their work and encourage people in the United States to either travel to Uganda to help with the partner organizations there, or to help support their work financially. I was honored to help with this Fundraiser and continue to support the work Fount of Mercy is doing and plans to do. They are an incredible group of women and I hope to join them on a trip to Uganda to see the women and orphans they have been helping first hand.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the effect the work has had on the staff of Fount of Mercy. Their ideas, enthusiasm, care, cultural considerations are truly an inspiration.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them acquire more funds so they could accomplish more great work in Uganda. They are a new organization, full of young, talented, hardworking women, yet they are doing a variety of work to help fuel the work they truly care about, helping Ugandans.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

getting to know the incredible staff and learning about their work in Uganda.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

amazing. They are really hardworking, caring, intelligent and inspiring people. I have been honored to know them.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really accomplish and incredible amount of work affecting many people's lives. As a new organization they have been on a shoestring budget and it would be a great thing for them to secure funds to implement more great ideas and projects.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to volunteer with them! I really enjoy working with them I wish I could give them more of my time!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial, but all new non-profits face that challenge. I know they will get past that because they have work with integrity and longevity. They have begun great work and it will continue!

One thing I'd also say is that...

if you have a chance to either attend the Sewing Hope Fashion Show Fundraiser in New York City - you should...or want to go to Uganda to do skill building, you should go with Fount of Mercy.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I helped Tara Hawks plan and execute the first annual Sewing Hope Fashion Show Fundraiser.