International UDS Board Meeting

This morning, an international UDS board meeting was held. Kelvin Fomba, along with Godfrey Solomon and Roseline Sonday shared the successes as well as the current obstacles at hand in Liberia with board UDS members on the American end (via Google Hangout). Kelvin brought to our attention the need for more materials for some of[…]

“Youthrive Event” with Youth from Liberia and Minnesota

On Saturday, the annual Youthrive Event was held at Augsburg college in Minnesota. Liberian youth were able to participate in this forum via Google Hangout, and engage with American youth in the discussions; which, primarily focused on addressing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) issued in 2015 by the UN (see infographic below). On the[…]

2016 School Supplies Drive- Donor Recognition!

WARMEST THANKS TO OUR “2016 SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE” STELLAR SUPPORTERS: Thank you Tracy Bishop, Julie Bland, Jeff Brown, and Ten Thousand Villages, for your generous donations! As promised, you are being mentioned as our featured donors for this campaign, because you contributed significantly to our 2016 School Supplies Drive this year! You played a key[…]

5 Days To Go!

…The Countdown Has Begun!   5 days and counting until our stellar students leap into a new school year! And it is purely because of your generosity that 233 children and youth will start this year off with the materials they need. At this point, you have raised $2,325 for our youth, putting us at[…]

School Supplies Drive, Final Stages!

…Less than 2 weeks left! Right now, we are coming to the final stages of our “2016 School Supplies” campaign! We are so very grateful! You’ve made it possible for 167 students to start the year off prepared with the materials they need, having raised a total of $1,675! But, there are still 533 kids[…]

A New School Year!

…School is just around the corner! For UDS students, a new school year means so many exciting things. It means being back with friends and dedicated leaders. It means getting the chance to learn about this incredible world we live in. And it means discovering how to go about in it as individuals with hearts,[…]

UDS Youth & Children, Singing for Joy!

Dear Star Supporter,You make our hearts sing! Your big-heartedness provided over 250 children with school supplies for their first four years at Russ Wood Christian Academy (2012). Then, just last year, City of Joy and Rogma International Schools were also added to our school supply distribution list, making our goal this year to provide for[…]

2016 School Supplies Drive, Only Headed Upward!

Dear Star Supporter, Things, thanks to YOU, are only headed one direction: upward!  Everyday, we come closer and closer to reaching our $7,000 goal for the 2016 Annual School Supplies Drive. Just this week, an additional $401 was raised toward this very important cause! That means we’re at $1,386, which is about 20% of our total goal…[…]

My Thank You Letter

In response to a recent donation I made to UDS, I received an email with a scanned image of a letter written to me from one of the recipients of my donation: Jeremy S. Poguah.Here’s what Jeremy wrote to me: “Hi Miss Anna Bertch, I greet you with God love. I write to express my[…]

Always Youth Volunteer Opportunities!

My name is Anna Bertch, and I am currently a sophomore in Highschool. My mission for Uniting Distant Stars is to help promote growth and awareness of Uniting Distant Stars by enlisting the help of youth throughout the U.S.. Much of what I do consists of using media (digital/video, written blogs, etc.) to help get the[…]