In 2003, Sylvia Allen went with a non-profit organization on a humanitarian trip to Uganda, Africa. While she was there, she was asked by Geofrey Kawuma, head of the Mbiriizi Primary School, to be the school’s Grandmother. With 1,000 children in the school, of which 250 are orphans due to AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis and other illnesses that go unchecked due to lack of medical care in the smaller villages.. Out of this Sylvia’s Children was born, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the lives of her grandchildren’; to give the children a fighting chance.
Sylvia’s Children is a family-run charity with Sylvia Allen, founder, as President and her two children, Michele and Tony Costa, serving as trustees.
To learn more about Sylvia’s Children and to support the cause, visit www.sylviaschildren.org.
“Why Sylvia’s Children?
We are a ‘Direct Participation’ Charity where you choose your level of involvement. You can make a monetary donation, or if you choose, actually travel with us to the school and help. The level of participation is up to you. For those kind enough to donate, understand there is no middleman with Sylvia’s Children, all funds go directly to the school without any filters. Therefore, you not only see where your money goes, but you can also watch it work. Unfortunately, with many charities, you send your money and you never know where it goes and never see it work. With Sylvia’s Children …YOU DO! There is no minimum and no maximum limit, all contributions are 100% Tax Deductible.
Africa… home to 10% of the world’s population.
Africa… where the first human beings stood up and walked
Sub-Saharan Africa… 15 million children under 18 are AIDS orphans. Malaria, TB and other illnesses that go unchecked due to lack of medical care affect so many families.