The Kasiisi Project at holiday time

2011 is fast coming to an end which means 2 things. Firstly that this is a time when we  are all looking for the coolest gifts for family and friends, and secondly if you want to deduct charitable contributions in 2011  you need to make any additional donations soon.  As we give thanks next week for everything in our lives that bring us joy, sharing a little of our good fortune, ticking a few items on our lists and reducing our tax bills is a win, win, win situation for all of us.

The Kasiisi Project is happy to  help you to accomplish all these goals. Choose from a) Kasiisi Project Holiday Cards, b) Buying books for the young children on your list and at the same time supporting literacy in Uganda, c) Sponsoring a child through 4 years of secondary school d) A donation in honor of a special someone or as part of your family giving and e)  Buy a chicken for our school farm.

See more details of all these options below.

Donations can be made directly via the Paypal button at, via cheque to The Kasiisi Project, 64 Linnaean St., Cambridge MA 02138 or for direct bank transfers, scholarship and chicken enquires, holiday card orders and all other questions contact Elizabeth Ross at
All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law and don’t forget our plain cards make great gifts too (see previous BLOG).

Make an end of year donation: Do you want to finish up the 2011 Tax year with a charitable donation? Please consider The Kasiisi Project. We love unrestricted donations but if there is any particular program that appeals to you please let us know and we will make sure that your donation goes where you wish it to.

Walking to church

Kasiisi Project Holiday cards can be used to celebrate any special occasion. Based on drawings by Kasiisi Project students, these colorful, high quality cards share what is important in a Ugandan child’s life at this special time of year; new clothes, banana trees decorated with balloons, church, family and lots of good food especially beef, a rare treat. The message inside the cards is “Peace on Earth” and there a a brief description of the holidays in Uganda too.

Banana tree and balloons
Cooking over a charcoal stove

The cards can be purchased in any combination of designs – all the same or a mixture. Cards cost $3 each  or $10 for 4 plus $2 p&p (Live in the Boston area? We will deliver free of charge). This year all proceeds benefit school conservation education programs to help save Kibale National Park’s threatened chimpanzees.

Opening day Kyanyawara Library

Books for young Children:  Do you have young children on your list this year? Do you know about the wonderful Barefoot Books? Did you know that if you buy a book from their website through us at they will donate 50% of the amount you spend to The Kasiisi Project so that we can buy books for our school libraries in Uganda? Or if you prefer, you can buy a book directly for our library and we will label it with a book plate with your name or the name of someone of your choice, just e-mail to find out how.

Buy a chicken: Just $4 will buy a chicken for The Kasiisi Project farm which now has accommodation for its first batch of hens. The farm will generate income and food for the School Lunch Program, act as an outdoor classroom for our kids and a resource for the local community on sustainable agriculture.

UK Kids glued coins to pictures to raise $$ for chicks

This is a great stocking stuffer or Hanukah gift – we will provide chicken cards to send to your special person or send them for you!

Tusingwire Imelda: AIDs orphan, #1 in her class, The Future!

Sponsor a Student:These holidays give the gift of secondary school to a Ugandan child whose education will otherwise end after primary school, by either sponsoring a student for 4 years or by helping out a student who has lost their sponsor. In 15 years we have supported 121 children. 88% of them completed secondary school, 70% go on to College or University and 100% of our graduates have jobs! Our project works at building personal connections so you will have the chance to really get to know the student you are supporting  If you are interested in this option let us know and we will give you all the information you need.

Fill those stockings with a special donation: If you would like to make a donation to the project in honor of a special someone and you give us their name and  address we will send them a card from you telling them that a donation has been made in their name.

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