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Welcome to WADSO

As your LOCAL connection to GLOBAL impact, we care about what you care about—things like quality healthcare and education. Together, we support West African communities toward their efforts for self-sustainability and a better future. You’re invited to help us make a difference.

Core Values

Partners

All projects are initiated and led by trusted West Africans.

100%

100% of all donations go directly to West Africa.

Connection

We encourage and develop cross-cultural relationships.

Transparency

Donor designations are honored and full disclosure of expenditures is provided.

100% of YOUR donations go directly to West Africa. 100% of operating expenses are covered by WADSO Board of Directors.

About Us

WADSO began officially in 2001 in Fort Collins, Colorado to support life-sustaining projects in West Africa.

  • Projects are identified and initiated by indigenous leaders.
  • We raise funds and resources to support those leaders to provide things like healthcare and education in West African communities.
  • We offer a local, personal connection to our West African partners.

Our Story Leadership Contact Us

Mission, Vision and Values


Investing in initiatives identified and led by West Africans that improve their health, education, and well being.

VISION

The basic needs of West Africans are met and they have opportunities to become self-sufficient.

CORE VALUES

  1. African Partners. All supported projects are initiated and led by trusted West Africans in accordance with social justice and self-direction. Their dignity, independence, and diversity are honored and respected. Projects range from emergency aid to sustainability expenses to economic development.
  2. 100% Model. 100% of your donations go directly to West Africa. 100% of WADSO’s operating expenses are covered by WADSO Board of Directors and/or donors that specify that their donations be used to cover operating expenses. 100% of WADSO board members donate time and money to WADSO.
  3. Connection. As global citizens, WADSO engages people in Fort Collins, greater northern Colorado, and across the U.S. with West Africans by offering education about their needs and strengths, and providing opportunities for cross-cultural relationships.
  4. Transparency/Accountability. Donor designations for WADSO-approved projects are honored and full disclosure regarding expenditures is provided.

Our Story


With a passion to invest in West Africans in their efforts to be economically self-sustainable, a group of like-minded people founded WADSO in 2001. This passion arose in part from relationships with a West African parish priest who served at John XXIII University Church in Fort Collins, Colorado.

With support from people like you, WADSO has successfully helped West Africans finish building the Madonna Hospital in Nigeria that specializes in eye care, orthopedics and surgery, as well as an orphanage for children with disabilities in Ghana (Nazareth Home for All’s God’s Children). WADSO also supports educational and agricultural initiatives in Cote d’Ivoire.

WADSO raised support for Ebola prevention and relief in Liberia (Transformation International) and for security guards and internet access at another Nigerian hospital (Faith Alive Hospital). WADSO has also worked to increase awareness of West Africans’ strengths and struggles and to initiate relationships with some amazing West Africans. View Projects for more information.

Current projects include Madonna Hospital, Transformation International Peanut Butter House Fund, Best Brains Academy, Best Brains International University, and Boys/Girls Scholarships.

WADSO is independent of any specific religious affiliation and welcomes participation from a variety of people and organizations. We are excited in late 2014 to have added new board members and partners in Liberia and Nigeria.

Please consider being part of WADSO during this exciting new chapter of our story.

Leadership


We are a group of volunteers who are passionate about and committed to raising support (money, in-kind donations, and supplies) for life-sustaining and enhancing projects that our West African partners request and lead. We also educate people about the conditions in West Africa and how to help well.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cindy Cloyd, President
Cindy is a public health nurse with a specialty in maternal-child nursing. She is also an affiliate faculty member at Regis University where she teaches nursing students. Cindy went to Madonna Hospital in 2011 with other WADSO Board members to monitor the construction of the hospital. She provided care at free clinics to local residents. Cindy returned to Madonna Hospital in 2016 on a medical mission where she provided care at free clinics and met with the hospital staff to assess ongoing needs. Fun fact: Cindy likes to sew, knit and bake.


Kent Spangler, Treasurer
Kent first went to Liberia in 2010 with his church to help build the “Peanut Butter House” that provides vitamin-laden nutrition to severely malnourished children and their families through Tarpeh Ministries. He has since taken vacation time away from his career to return to Monrovia. From his experience both in West Africa and rebuilding homes in Mississippi after Hurricane in Gulfport, he believes that having a lasting impact requires lasting relationships (rather than simply building structures and moving on). Kent’s degrees include an undergraduate degree in Economics and a Juris Doctorate in Law, both from the University of Colorado. Random fun fact: Loves to run with his dogs.


Lisa Spangler, Secretary
Lisa earned her Undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Colorado, and her Master’s degree in Reading Development Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University. She taught in the Colorado public school system. Her love of children’s education took her to Liberia with her husband Kent to serve with Tarpeh Ministries’ Best Brains Academy. She helps guide curriculum decisions and provide teacher training. Lisa travelled to Liberia two more times and led multiple efforts to acquire, organize, and ship educational materials, thanks to support from her elementary school, local businesses, and HELP International. Random fun facts: A mother, grandmother, wife, teacher, friend, sister, daughter, Liberian lover, knitter, runner, and furry-dog-lover who never quite knows which hat she is wearing on an hourly basis!


Doran Geise
Doran’s first trip to Monrovia, Liberia was in January of 2010 to help build the Peanut Butter House (PBH). He returned again with Kent and others in 2012 to do additional coordination with in-country partners and work on the PBH facility. There were many times during the development, funding, building and on-going management of the PBH that it seemed the vision would not be realized, however, we have been blessed by Luther and Christine Tarpeh, Transformation International, the people of Liberia and our partners for successfully feeding people in need in Liberia. Doran graduated from Iowa State University with a BLA (Landscape Architecture) and has provided Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other technology services for various industries, most recently freight railroads. He works at Bartlett & West, a civil engineering and technology company based in Topeka, Kansas.

Contact Us


Mailing Address

West African Development Support Organization (WADSO)
501 Charrington Court Fort Collins, Colorado, 80525, USA

Email Us

wadsohope@gmail.com

Call Us

+1 970-481-3703

What's New

Update on Best Brains Academy

Best Brains Academy (BBA) is transforming the educational sector in Liberia. BBA is creating an enabling environment that brings together children from extremely poor backgrounds with children from the middle class to lay a new foundation for a new society not steeped in social class and division that has characterized Liberian society in the past. The civil war in Liberia lasted 15 years due to civil strife and hatred. Bridging the gap and teaching kids to love and respect others irrespective of their tribe is truly a social turn around in defeating tribalism and division. Our main need now is scholarships for students. The Liberian economy is in its worse state since the end of the civil war. Many parents cannot afford to send their children to school. This year BBA has many children whose parents are unable to pay fees for classes. We are appealing to our friends to help us sponsor children at BBA.



WADSO News – Fall/Winter 2015

West Africans Visit Colorado
People living in northern Colorado have the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with West Africans. This summer, we were honored to spend time with four of them during their visits to Fort Collins.

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Current Projects

Partner: Bishop Ugorji

Madonna Hospital began as a clinic, specializing in eye care. From 2006-2010, WADSO raised funds to complete the construction of the 2 story hospital. From 2008-present, WADSO has worked with partner organizations to send 6 shipping containers filled with donated medical equipment to Madonna Hospital. In 2021, WADSO participated in...

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The Best Brains International University (BBIU) was created on June 8, 2018 when the vision bearer (Rev. Dr. J. Luther Tarpeh) presided over the first meeting with two likeminded professionals-Mrs. Christiana A. Tarpeh and Mr. Anthony F. Williams.The goal of the University is to operate a state of the art technological institution...

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Partner: Transformation International

Best Brains Academy (BBA) is a state-of-the art K-8 school founded on September 5, 2012 by Revs. Luther and Christine Tarpeh with the aim of impacting the total child for the future. Best Brains focuses on a well-balanced academic and...

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Partner: Transformation International

Revs. Luther and Christine Tarpeh, founding leaders of Transformation International in Monrovia, Liberia, are committed to providing holistic care, including a residential program and schooling fees, for...

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Partner: Transformation International

Intriguing name, right? WADSO fully supports a fortified peanut butter manufacturing and distribution center at Transformation International in Monrovia, Liberia that currently produces about 1,000 packets a month of this life-saving...

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More information coming soon about the educational and agricultural initiatives.

Current Project Details

Madonna Hospital

Madonna Hospital began as a clinic, specializing in eye care. From 2006-2010, WADSO raised funds to complete the construction of the 2 story hospital. From 2008-present, WADSO has worked with partner organizations to send 6 shipping containers filled with donated medical equipment to Madonna Hospital. In 2021, WADSO participated in a Rotary Global Grant to purchase new laboratory equipment for Madonna Hospital.

Madonna Hospital currently serves more than 1,000 patients/month in its 100-bed facility with five patient wards and eight departments. Emergency services are provided immediately, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. Both in-patient and out-patient services are available for children and adults, with a preferential option for the poor. Madonna Hospital is the referral center for smaller outlying hospitals including Mercy Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital and St. Nicholas Hospital.

In 2011 and 2016, members of the WADSO Board visited Madonna Hospital. You can see the hospital, meet some of the hospital staff and patients by viewing this video made by Chris Cloyd: https://vimeo.com/336499799 .

WADSO video: https://vimeo.com/66351687

Lady Madonna Hospital with Dr. Ogbonna: https://vimeo.com/336499799

Madonna Hospital Update May, 20th, 2022:

In early 2021, a Rotary Global Grant provided five new pieces of equipment for Madonna Hospital’s laboratory. Prior to 2011, most of the lab tests were done manually which was time intensive. The new automated equipment has enabled the lab to double the number of tests that are done, which is a dramatic increase.

In 2022, the municipal electrical power supply was very inconsistent and the hospital generator was running frequently. Eventually the generator wore out and could not be repaired. WADSO sponsored a fundraiser that raised almost $14,000. A used 125 kva generator was purchased for the hospital and it is working well.



Best Brains International University

The Best Brains International University (BBIU) . was created on June 8, 2018 when the vision bearer (Rev. Dr. J. Luther Tarpeh) presided over the first meeting with two like-minded professionals - Rev. Christiana A. Tarpeh and Mr. Anthony F. Williams.

The goal of the University is to operate a state of the art technological institution, shifting the dynamics from traditional learning to a digital e-learning environment that will help in addressing numerous challenges that are confronting the learning atmosphere.

Best Brains International University (BBIU) is committed to academic excellence, the development of ethical leadership, nurtured collaborative working relationships with others and a sense of patriotic spirit to country first.

Committed to the development of the whole person (the heart and the head) they have created the following:
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Information Technology
BBIU also offers eight different Certificate and Diploma fields of study.



Best Brains Academy Teachers and Administrators Scholarships

Partner: Transformation International

Best Brains Academy (BBA) is a state-of-the art K-8 school founded on September 5, 2012 by Revs. Luther and Christine Tarpeh with the aim of impacting the total child for the future. Best Brains focuses on a well-balanced academic and extra-curricular program without compromising the high academic standards. As a school they have created the motto:
"Educating the Nation’s Best Brains"
We are BBA.
We’re simply the best.
Run by Christine Tarpeh, who recently achieved her Master’s degree in Education, BBA educates more than 300 students in Monrovia, Liberia graduating 43 High School Seniors this winter. What was once just a dream is now a comprehensive K-8 school that, among other accomplishments, has acquired a new bus for transporting students, created a Student Council Government, formed a Debate Team and even celebrate their successes and unity as a school with Gala Week festivities.

Best Brains Academy celebrates its 10th year! See link to their Facebook page.





Please consider becoming a sustainable donor by giving monthly.
Any monthly amount is welcome–no amount is too small or too large!



TI Boys and Girls Scholarships

Partner: Transformation International

Revs. Luther and Christine Tarpeh, founding leaders of Transformation International in Monrovia, Liberia, are committed to providing holistic care, including a residential program and schooling fees, for about 20 youth who are orphaned or highly at-risk of being exploited. WADSO is raising money for these youth to attend TI’s Best Brains Academy. $40 a month gives one TI boy or girl the opportunity to attend this state-of-the-art school.

Please consider being a sustaining donor by giving monthly so that one or more of these amazing youth can have the opportunity to thrive and become self-sufficient.



Peanut Butter House

Partner: Transformation International

Intriguing name, right? WADSO fully supports a fortified peanut butter manufacturing and distribution center at Transformation International in Monrovia, Liberia that currently produces about 1,000 packets a month of this life-saving food to severely malnourished Liberians. The Peanut Butter House also serves as a learning lab for TI youth. $20 a month feeds ten malnourished children, $50 a month feeds twenty five, $100 a month feeds fifty. Please consider being a sustainable donor by giving on a monthly basis.

Please click Donate now for ways to do that easily.

Completed Projects

Partner: Faith Alive

Faith Alive hospital’s founding coordinator, Dr. Chris Isichei, is the best person to determine the hospital’s most pressing needs. Therefore, WADSO is raising money to be able to quickly respond to...

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Partner: Elim School

Sponsoring a child’s education at Elim school in Jos, Nigeria costs $170 per year, about 50 cents a day. WADSO supports scholarships for orphans and widows’ children. ponsors can pay once per year or...

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Thanks to donors like you who helped us raise our $25,000 goal during the Christmas campaign. Because of YOU, hundreds of people are better able to prevent the spread of Ebola and thousands of people are better able to be protected from ...

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Partners: Transformation International First Presbyterian Church (Fort Collins)

Before February 2015, Liberian Revs. Luther and Christine Tarpeh of Transformation International described the current situation in Monrovia as a “nightmare.” Their most pressing need was...

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In rural parts of Ghana, children born with a physical deformity, disability, or anomaly such as twin pregnancy are considered “spirit children.” Infants who are born with disabilities are...

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Partners: Faith Alive Foundation-Nigeria

Nigerian Dr. Christian Isichei, Founding Coordinator at the Faith Alive Foundation-Nigeria, is experiencing budget cuts of $53,000 a month from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief program in a country where terrorists are kidnapping girls and...

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Completed Project Details

Hospital Wishlist

Partner: Faith Alive

Faith Alive hospital’s founding coordinator, Dr. Chris Isichei, is the best person to determine the hospital’s most pressing needs. Therefore, WADSO is raising money to be able to quickly respond to Faith Alive Foundation-Nigeria’s requests for things ranging from international surgery-related expenses for critically ill patients, to a new ultrasound machine in the maternity unit or a new 4-wheel drive vehicle to be used as an ambulance, hearse, and carrier of medical supplies to the hospital’s satellite sites.

Please consider donating on a monthly basis so that WADSO will be able to respond quickly to needs as they arise.



Elim Student Scholarship

Partner: Elim School

Sponsoring a child’s education at Elim school in Jos, Nigeria costs $170 per year, about 50 cents a day. WADSO supports scholarships for orphans and widows’ children. Sponsors can pay once per year or arrange to donate $15 per month. Through donors like you, WADSO sponsors 40 of the 50 orphans and vulnerable children who need scholarships.

Please consider sponsorship a student.



Christmas Campaign 2014

 

Thanks to donors like you who helped us raise our $25,000 goal during the Christmas campaign. Because of YOU, hundreds of people are better able to prevent the spread of Ebola and thousands of people are better able to be protected from violence

YOUR DONATIONS ARE MAKING A MAJOR DIFFERENCE!



Ebola Relief

Partners:
Transformation International,
First Presbyterian Church (Fort Collins)

Before February 2015, Liberian Revs. Luther and Christine Tarpeh of Transformation International described the current situation in Monrovia as a “nightmare.” Their most pressing need was for money to purchase chlorine and sanitizer for Ebola prevention, and food for their students and neighbors: the price of food there has doubled during this crisis. Transformation International projects include primary & secondary education, residential youth facilities, and nutrition through the Peanut Butter House that makes and distributes fortified peanut butter to severely malnourished people.

Thanks to you and a generous donation from First Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins, Colorado, WADSO was able to send enough money to meet many of their emergency needs



Nazareth Orphanage (Ghana)

 

In rural parts of Ghana, children born with a physical deformity, disability, or anomaly such as twin pregnancy are considered “spirit children.” Infants who are born with disabilities are often “sacrificed” because they are considered a bad omen.

Rev. Sister Stan Terese M. Mumuni, a Ghanian sister in the Marian Sisters of Eucharistic Love (MASEL), is doing something great to save these children. She founded a Catholic orphanage (Nazareth Home for All God’s Children) that welcomes children regardless of religion, tribal grouping, income, language, social or educational background, or extent and severity of physical disabilities. Sister Stan negotiates with parents to bring these little ones to her orphanage. The first goal of the ministry is to rescue the children and then, in time, to demonstrate to the parents and community at large that the children are not “evil spirits” and that they can and should be loved and cared for.

She describes her response to this evil, saying, “We give ourselves to God for the service of persons who are poor; we meet the marginalized, and those cut off from the sunlight of companionship in our large human family. We are called to the vocation of love.”

In December of 2010, WADSO financed a team of volunteer engineers, architects and other design professionals under the auspices of EMI (Engineering Ministries International) to travel to Yendi in Ghana, Africa. Their goal was to develop a plan for the infrastructure and buildings which would house orphans who lived in run-down conditions with no running water in the village of Sang.

Phase I of the orphanage was completed in 2014 and now houses the children! Future phases include a primary/secondary school, a vocational school, a medical facility, and an animal and vegetable farm.

For those interested in following the progress of the orphanage or to donate, please go to Sister Stan’s Children, a nonprofit public charity based in Nashville, Tennessee. WADSO successfully completed our funding for the Nazareth Home in Ghana.


Context:
The Catholic Diocese of Yendi is a very rural diocese situated in the northeastern province of Ghana amid the Muslim territory of the Sahel region of West Africa. The majority of the people are illiterate. The boys are expected to till the land and girls are often given out in marriage as soon as they reach the age of puberty. Coupled with the above situation of illiteracy and poverty is the fact that in 1994 there was a very brutal ethnic war which led to the destruction of many lives and properties, the effect of which causes untold suffering to this day.



Security & Internet (Nigeria)

Nigerian Dr. Christian Isichei, Founding Coordinator at the Faith Alive Foundation-Nigeria that provides medical & social services in Jos, is experiencing budget cuts of $53,000 a month from the PEPFAR program (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief). In the country where terrorists are kidnapping girls and destroying communities, he needs to keep providing security guards 24/7 to protect the hospital that provides medical and social services to up to 10,000 patients a month. FAF-N plans to open an income-generating medical lab but needs help paying security guards for six months until the lab is fully operational.

Thanks to you and a generous donation from First Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins, Colorado, WADSO was able to raise enough enough money to pay for both security guards and internet connectivity for six months.


Dr. Chris Isichei, Founding Coordinator of Faith Alive Foundation-Nigeria in Jos, Nigeria


Coloradoans in Jos, Nigeria with Faith Alive Foundation-Nigeria

Partners

Thanks to donors like you, WADSO partners with these trusted partners who are leading the effort to provide important services to people in their countries.

Madonna Hospital began as a clinic, specializing in eye care. From 2006-2010, WADSO raised funds to complete the construction of the 2 story hospital. From 2008-present, WADSO has worked with partner organizations to send...

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Transformation International (TI) is a ministry in Monrovia, Liberia that was founded by Revs. Luther & Christine Tarpeh to respond to the great needs of post-civil war Liberia. TI’s motto is "Transforming People to Transform the Nation"....

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In rural parts of Ghana, children born with a physical deformity, disability, or anomaly such as twin pregnancy are considered “spirit children.” Infants who are born with disabilities are often “sacrificed” because they are considered a bad omen...

Read more...

We work with serveral generous partners based in the United States to assist with WADSO projects.

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Partner Details

Nazareth Orphanage

In rural parts of Ghana, children born with a physical deformity, disability, or anomaly such as twin pregnancy are considered “spirit children.” Infants who are born with disabilities are often “sacrificed” because they are considered a bad omen.

Rev. Sister Stan Terese M. Mumuni, a Ghanian sister in the Marian Sisters of Eucharistic Love (MASEL), is doing something great to save these children. She founded a Catholic orphanage (Nazareth Home for All God’s Children) that welcomes children regardless of religion, tribal grouping, income, language, social or educational background, or extent and severity of physical disabilities. Sister Stan negotiates with parents to bring these little ones to her orphanage. The first goal of the ministry is to rescue the children and then, in time, to demonstrate to the parents and community at large that the children are not “evil spirits” and that they can and should be loved and cared for.

Future orphanage plans include a primary/secondary school, a vocational school, a medical facility, and an animal and vegetable farm.

To follow the progress of the orphanage, go to Sister Stan’s Children, a nonprofit public charity based in Nashville, Tennessee. You can donate directly to their organization.



Transformation International

Transformation International (TI) is a ministry in Monrovia, Liberia that was founded by Revs. Luther & Christine Tarpeh to respond to the great needs of post-civil war Liberia. TI’s motto is “Transforming People to Transform the Nation”. It began with “the TI Boys”— providing a home, education, and discipleship for boys, many of whom were orphaned. TI now includes “TI Girls,” as well as leadership development initiatives at the University of Liberia, Best Brains Academy (BBA)—a school seeking to provide and promote higher-quality education–and Libenuts (a project where TI manufactures and distributes fortified peanut butter packets to severely malnourished Liberians).
WADSO has provided emergency Ebola relief to TI and is now raising support for these projects: Libenuts (Peanut Butter House), Best Brains Academy teacher and administrator partial salaries, and TI boys’ and girls’ educational sponsorships.
Please consider becoming a sustaining donor by contributing monthly.



U.S. Partners - Past and Present

ENGINEERING MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL(EMI) sent a team of engineering professionals to Yendi in Ghana at the request of WADSO. Their mission was to assess and produce comprehensive plans for constructing an orphanage, and develop the plans for the infrastructure needed to support Nazareth Home for All God’s Children. The engineers who made the trip paid their own fares and volunteered their own vacation time to complete this project.


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, FORT COLLINS has invested in Elim School, Faith Alive Nigeria, and Transformation International since 2007. The congregation donated generously to WADSO’s 2014 Christmas Campaign.


SAINT JOHN XXIII, FORT COLLINS‘ investments were instrumental to successfully completing prior projects.


PROJECT C.U.R.E., located in Centennial, Colorado provided three shipping containers of refurbished and very up-to-date medical equipment to Madonna Hospital in Umuahia, Nigeria. The medical equipment is invaluable in aiding the various medical disciplines in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Countless volunteer hours were spent in finding and updating the equipment, as well as in moving it to and from the warehouse.


H.E.L.P. INTERNATIONAL, located in Loveland, CO, contributed many medical supplies and countless hours in procuring the supplies to Madonna Hospital in Umuahia, Nigeria.


ROTARIANS of The Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club, The Parker Colorado Rotary Club, and the Rotary Club of Umuahia, Nigeria joined with WADSO and generously contributed money to defray the expense of shipping the containers which contained the medical equipment from Project C.U.R.E. Without these valuable partnerships, the equipment would not have made it to West Africa.

Connect

Thanks to people like you who want to be involved with our West African partners and make a difference! Currently there are a variety of ways to connect:

Volunteer

You’re invited to volunteer in a variety of ways. Short-term needs include:
  • Designing top-quality graphics
  • Spreading the word about our current projects
  • Helping to host a couple of annual events: everything from logistics, decorating, food preparation and serving, and mailing invitations
  • Writing grants
Contact us for more information!


Fundraise

Have fun raising money to support projects. Some ideas include:
  • Make and sell items
  • Host a garage sale
  • Hold a fundraising blitz on Facebook
  • Donate a portion of your professional services
  • Host a 5k run
  • Offer petsitting or babysitting services
  • Host a house party and recommend a specific amount per person to go toward WADSO
  • Invite someone from WADSO to share an interactive presentation
  • Host a birthday party and ask people to make a donation to us instead of bringing you a gift
  • If you own a vacation property, rent it out a few times a year and give the proceeds to WADSO
  • If you belong to a book club, ask the group to “adopt” a student or project

Donate Now

100% of YOUR donations go directly to West Africa. 100% of operating expenses are covered by WADSO Board of Directors.

100% MODEL: 100% of donations are tax-deductible. 100% of YOUR donations go directly to West Africa. 100% of operating expenses are covered by WADSO Board of Directors and/or donors who specify that their donations be used to cover operating expenses. 100% of WADSO board members donate their time and money to WADSO.

Please consider becoming a SUSTAINING DONOR by giving monthly. PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU PREFER FOR YOUR DONATION TO GO TOWARD A WADSO-ENDORSED PROJECT.

THREE CHOICES FOR EASY DONATING:

  1. CREDIT CARD ONLINE: Click the “Donate” PayPal button below. Please indicate in “Comments” if you want to donate in someone’s honor or memory or designate your donation toward a specific project. PayPal allows both one-time and monthly recurring donations.

    How to direct your donation to a specific program or project: When you click the Donate button follow the steps below.

    1. Select which method you wish to use to make your donation: PayPal or Debit/Credit Card.



    2. Click on "Specify any designation".



    3. Enter name of the program or project.



  2. BANK ACCOUNT ONLINE: For monthly recurring donations, contact your bank’s online billpay service (similiar to your mortgage or telephone bill). Just set up WADSO as a new vendor/payee in your bil pay using the Fort Collins address listed below. If there is a memo field, you can write in any specific designations. Search your billpay process for a recurring option to send the same amount to WADSO on a monthly basis. Your billpay service will then mail a check to WADSO on your behalf according to the schedule and frequency you create.
  3. CHECK: Please make checks payable to WADSO and send to:

    WADSO, 501 Charrington Court, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80525, USA. If you wish to designate your donation toward a specific project or in honor or memory of someone, please indicate that in the check’s memo line.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR DONATION!