THANK YOU …
…so much for choosing to partner with ROTOM Canada, and reaching out to older persons in Uganda and Ethiopia.
There are so many ways you can support the health and well-being of our seniors! Check out all the ways you can donate below, as well as a list of our most significant needs.
You have several options for making a financial donation
Donate By Completing the Form at the bottom of this page
Donate online at the Canada Helps website
Directly with ROTOM Canada, using:
e-Transfer using firstname.lastname@example.org
or credit/debit card by calling (phone 705-721-7764 or email email@example.com)
Donate by cheque and send it to:
Robert Abaliwano, Treasurer ROTOM Canada
2205 Grenville Drive
Oakville, ON L6H 4X1
Note: Please make all cheques payable to Reach One Touch One Ministries Canada
Tax receipts will be issued for all financial donations.
Your online donation will be processed through an organization called Canada Helps, which is a platform that provides ROTOM Canada with affordable access to online fundraising services.
Choose to sponsor a senior or grandchild with a monthly donation. Your monthly contribution will support:
- Regular bi-weekly home visits from ROTOM staff and volunteers
- Medical screening and treatment
- Access to safe, secure, healthier housing
- Improved self-sustaining income and consistent food security
When you support a friend in Uganda, you will receive:
- A lifetime friendship and chance to exchange letters with your friend
- Updates on how your donations are helping
- Journey (virtually or in person) to meet your friend
Contact our Administrator Anne Burgoyne for more information!.
Support the ROTOM School directly with a one time donation, which helps provide teachers, materials, school building, and nutritious snacks and meals for ROTOM grandchildren.
Support the ROTOM Health Centre directly with a one-time donation, which contributes to ensuring access to health care services for Seniors and Grandchildren.
Our annual fundraisers
Keep an eye on our social media feeds for when these events are happening!
Susan’s Run for Water
Every year, our Chair and CEO Susan Elliott runs the Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon to raise money for ROTOM. That’s 21.1 kilometres and every step goes towards improving the health and wellbeing of our seniors! Annual event in June.
Grandparents’ Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in September and we want to help you honour your grandparents by supporting grandparents around the world. In Uganda and Ethiopia, grandparents are called Jjajjas, and we’re marking Grandparents’ Day by selling beautiful calendars with original photography by one of our amazing ROTOM Uganda staff members. There are still calendars available for $20 CAD – contact our Administrator Anne Burgoyne for more information!
Christmas Gift Campaign
Ahead of the holiday season each year, we host a campaign to raise funds to purchase gifts for our Seniors and their grandchildren. One gift is $35 CAD
How to Donate
Donations to ROTOM Canada are made by completing the form below (hosted on Canada Helps) or visiting our Canada Helps page. Here are the categories you can donate to:
Village Outreach Centre: ROTOM is building a centre for care in rural Uganda to provide specialized care for supported older persons. There will be assisted and nursing care services to help frail older persons live a dignified life.
The long-term care centre also provides opportunities for learning, socialization, and improved health outcomes through a meeting hall, training opportunities, a comprehensive health clinic, and a food and income security demonstration site. Members of the community will also be encouraged to use the spaces available.
Senior Friendship Program: is our foundational program that connects Canadian donors with vulnerable seniors in Uganda and Ethiopia for support and friendship. We provide health care, nutritional meals, basic needs assessment, home visits, improved food and income, secure and safe housing, and the much-loved fellowship through regular donations.
Grandchild Sponsorship Program: connects Canadian donors with grandchildren in Uganda for support and friendship. We provide education, regular medical care, daily nutritious meals, and leadership and life skills development through regular donations while also providing them with fun activities, such as games.
Water and Sanitation: This fund provides essential access to water (eg. water tanks) and sanitation products (eg. latrines, soap)
Food Support: This fund provides much-needed food provisions and food security projects such as vegetable gardening and livestock management.
Health Care Support: This fund provides medicine, support for community health care workers, and equipment to 2 health care centers.
Business Stewardship: This fund helps support the programs of ROTOM Canada to raise money to help improve the lives of older persons.
Christmas Gift: All our ROTOM seniors and grandchildren receive a personal, practical Christmas gift to celebrate the season.
Journey for Change: Travel with us to ROTOM Uganda to see first-hand how your contributions change lives. Virtually or in-person trips available. Contact our Administrator Anne Burgoyne for more information!