Rotary Club of Cincinnati Launches Solarize Uganda Now Campaign

The Rotary Club of Cincinnati is excited to announce our Solarize Uganda Now (SUN) project in partnership with All We Are. SUN is our international development project for clean, green solar-powered LED lights for rural Ugandan schools.  Featured in July’s Rotarian Magazine, SUN was designated a model project by Rotary International’s Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG).  The Rotary Club of Cincinnati pivotally gave SUN its first grant five years ago and others joined in, including our Rotary District 6670 part of our 2019 RI Global WASH  Grant.  Each school installation, costs between $5,000-$6,000.  LED solar lighting has changed the lives of an estimated 38,000 plus rural Ugandans helping them study longer, drink clean water (RI/GG)  and have better medical care. Our exceptional partners include founder of All We Are, Midtown Raleigh Rotarian, Past President and UC grad engineer, Nathan Thomas, and the Nateete Rotary Club in Kampala. Five years and 33 installations later SUN is working to fund 17 school installations to reach our goal of 50 by the end of 2022.  Click HERE to donate to the Solarize Uganda Now project.

All donations over $250 receive raffle tickets for a five course dinner with wine pairings for 10 at the Montgomery Inn Boat House.  Thanks to Flynn & Company and the Montgomery Inn Boat House for their support. 

$5,000 – LIGHT FORCE Solarize one school with your name/club on the school plaque. Includes a virtual visit to the school and 6 chances for dinner raffle.

$2,500 – LIGHT SOURCE Covers the cost of one inverter and 5 LED Lights. Includes a virtual visit to the school and 4 chances for dinner raffle.

$1,000 – LIGHT THE WAY Covers the cost of 10 LED Lights. Includes a virtual presentation by Nathan Thomas and 3 chances for dinner raffle.

$500 – LIGHT UP THE ROOM Covers the cost of 5 LED Lights and includes 2 chances for dinner raffle.

$250 – LIGHT AT NIGHT Covers the cost of 2 LED Lights and includes 1 chance for dinner raffle.

Please click HERE to donate by credit card or if you prefer to make a donation via check, make your check payable to the Rotary Foundation of Cincinnati and indicate World Affairs/SUN Project in the memo line. Mail to: Rotary Club of Cincinnati – 441 Vine Street – Suite 2112, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Contact Deborah Schultz at 513.374.8219 or for more information.