How You Can Help

As we grow our programs to help these children with education and better lives, our costs are rapidly increasing:

  • 450 children are now enrolled at our primary schools at Rodi and the new one at Imbo.  Our annual operational costs to feed, clothe and educate them, with some 40 boarding, is about to $130,000.
  • We have 50 graduates in high schools and another 25 expected to start next year.  One of our second year high schoolers just achieved the highest math score in the entire county!  This year our budget for their tuition and expenses is close to $75,000 and that is likely to more than double in the next few years.  Our desire is for all of them to complete higher education if they are able.
  • Our new primary school in the community of Imbo is about half built and it will cost us about $75,000 to complete construction over the next year or so plus some $35,000 to put in a well and water system.  Meanwhile, the cost of operating that new school will grow from about $50,000 this calendar year to about $100,000 in a few years.

Please note that 100% of your donations go to the Kenya operations -- all our work in the U.S. is volunteer and the board donates funds for insurance and tax expenses!     

Would you consider contributing in one of these ways to help these destitute children?

  • $50 provides lunch for 1 day for all the students and staff at the Rodi primary
  • $75 funds 1 of our 14 teachers for 1 month
  • $90 pays for all 3 meals for 1 day for all our students and staff
  • $100 covers the tuition and expenses for 1 high schooler for 1 month
  • $1,000 buys 1 set of uniforms for every student (they need 2 per year)
  • $1,200 covers all the tuition and expenses for 1 high schooler for an entire year
  • $5,000 underwrites half the cost of an entirely new classroom for our new school

Use the link below to set up a monthly credit card donation or set up automated bill pay with your bank.
Donations can be made online or by check. Achungo Community Center is a charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors will receive a receipt for their tax deductible donations. We sincerely appreciate your support.

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Christmas, Hanukkah or Birthday Gifts

Please let us know if you'd like us to send a Thank You card to a third party to indicate a Christmas, Hanukkah, or birthday gift. If so, please email us with the name and address of the recipient. If you need to add any instructions or a specific designation for your donation, please email us. Our address is at the bottom of this page.


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Checks

Checks should be made out to the “Achungo Community Center” and mailed to:

Achungo Community Center
1106 Sussex Square
Mountain View, CA 94040

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Other Ways You Can Help

In addition to partnering with us financially, there are many ways to help:

  • Read our blogs to learn more about the children and their lives (click here for the blog).
  • Consider joining teams who are praying for Achungo’s children
  • Help organize collections of appropriate used children’s clothes, books, balls and toys
  • Join a service trip to Achungo and meet the children, work with them and on development projects at the school. click here for more information
  • Develop a club or group of "Friends of Achungo" and organize fund-raisers (bake sales, yard sales, etc.) and inform other about the children of Achungo

Thank you for considering partnering with us to better the lives of our children.

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Note that Achungo is participating in Silicon Valley Gives via razoo.com.  See our webpage at SVGives.Razoo.