Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fount of Mercy on Sesame Street

This past March, Fount of Mercy had the opportunity to film a piece in Uganda for Sesame Street called "Shake, Shake the Mango Tree". The piece will air on PBS over the holidays in the Sesame Street episode called "Falling Leaves". We are excited about this opportunity to expose young children to Uganda.

If you are in NY, the show airs at 7am on January 2nd. To find out when the show airs in your area please visit pbskids.org. As soon as the video is up on Sesame Street's Youtube page, we'll make sure to share it with you. (Update... heres the link: Shake, Shake the Mango Tree.)

Happy holidays!

Fount of Mercy

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thank You Video

We would like to take this opportunity to share a short video with you that highlights our work in Uganda. 2011 was an amazing year for Fount of Mercy. We wouldn't have been able to accomplish all that we have if it wasn't for our supportive, committed volunteers and donors. From the depths of our hearts, THANK YOU!

The Fount Team

Monday, December 12, 2011

HODASSU: Volunteering with the Deaf and Blind

Fount of Mercy is honored to be working with a Ugandan organization that reaches out to deaf, blind and disabled children and caregivers. HODASSU is a very special organization, whom many of our volunteers have had the privilege to serve alongside. We are thankful for HODASSU and for the many volunteers who have connected with HODASSU's deaf and blind community.

Michelle worked with deaf students from HODASSU in the summer of 2010. Her time with the students had such an impact on her, that when she returned to New York City she immediately signed up to take weekly sign language classes. Six months later Michelle returned to Uganda to continue her work with HODASSU's deaf students; this time to speak to them in sign language without a translator.

"Walking up to the deaf unit again I was a little nervous, but then I saw the kids. I recognized every face and when they saw mine they came running to me and engulfed me in hugs. It was an amazing welcome and to be able to sign to the kids 'I remember you! And you!' felt so good!" - Michelle Johnston

Lynn taught deaf and blind students from HODASSU how to make jewelry during the early part of 2011.

"Spending time with these kids and teaching them, not only vocational skills, but how to think or have a choice of what beads to string together... brings an overwhelming joy for me. How soon before I return?" - Lynn Bailey

Thanks to our incredible volunteers for all their hard work and efforts!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Financial Giving

When it comes to financial giving, we have the best givers! =) We're so thankful for those of you who have generously supported our work through your financial help.

For those of you who may be considering giving to Fount of Mercy, we would humbly say that we absolutely need you! Your donations make our work possible and allow our efforts in Uganda to remain sustainable and successful. Please consider giving to support our work and help us continue to help others.

3 Ways to Give:
1. Donate via Network for Good or Paypal. You will receive a receipt from both Fount of Mercy and the online donation service of your choosing.
Network for Good

2. Make a recurring monthly donation via Network for Good. Fount of Mercy is currently trying to raise $1300 more per month throughout the year 2012. Core donations will help keep three of our staff members on salary in Uganda throughout 2012. A $20, $50, or $100 a month donation from many of our donors will help us easily meet this goal!

3. Write a check and mail it to:
Fount of Mercy
Church St. Station PO Box 3379
NY, NY, 10008-3379


Written by Rebecca Brown
Fount of Mercy's Director of Communications