Standing Up to provide food, clean water, and basic necessities for African orphans and vulnerable children living in poverty.
Up For Grace is a U.S. based not-for-profit organization whose mission
is to provide funds for basic necessities, educational supplies, and
medical and community assistance to partner organizations in Africa who
serve orphaned and vulnerable children.
By Grace Disabled and Orphans Centre, Kayole, Kenya Produced by Kayli Stollak, By Grace volunteer Filmed January 2010
What We Do
The funds we raise are used to:
Basic Needs: provide basic needs such as food, clean water, shelter, clothing, and other basic necessities.
Educational Needs: provide educational opportunities and supplies, such as textbooks, pencils, pens, paper, etc.
Medical and Community Assistance: empower and strengthen communities to be able to help care for orphaned and vulnerable children and people living wth HIV/AIDS.
Stand Up For Grace was created by a group of past volunteers who have previously spent time at By Grace Disabled and Orphans Centre (By Grace) in Kayole, Kenya. Kayole is one of more than 60 designated slums surrounding Kenya's capital city of Nairobi. By Grace is home and school to more than 250 children and is entirely dependant on donor funds. They receive no government assistance and the teachers and staff are all volunteers. Through Stand up For Grace, we hope to be able to provide the children at By Grace with nutritious daily meals, adequate clean water, clothes/shoes/basic necessities, and educational and medical assistance. All funds raised go directly to the orphanage and are used towards these needs based on current priority.