I recently saw a Facebook post from Unlock Hope promoting some pretty sweet, and relevant, t-shirts. The important messages on these shirts, coming straight on the heels of the recently imposed (then lifted) travel ban, caught my eye.
The shirts read, “Equally Human” and “Different Is Not Dangerous.” I loved them. So I bought one for myself and one for my wife.
After clicking around the Unlock Hope website, I found a slew of other great, inspirational t-shirts, and it turns out, the sales of these support an amazing cause!
Unlock Hope donates 100% of their after-tax profits to fully fund the Think Humanity girl’s hostel in Hoima, Uganda. In Uganda, girls do not receive the same educational opportunities as boys, and without education, they often marry young and work difficult jobs for little pay, struggling to support a large family they had too soon, perpetuating the cycle of poverty. Think Humanity set out to alleviate the problem and support African refugees and orphaned girls before it comes to that.
The Think Humanity Girls Hostel Program aims to empower young women to create a better future for themselves and their communities by providing otherwise inaccessible secondary education. Since 2008, Unlock Hope has partnered with Think Humanity and used the sales of their clothing and accessories to fully fund the hostel, as well as provide health care, food, tuition, utilities, transportation, support staff, school fees, clothing, uniforms, toiletries, school supplies, books and everything else necessary for the girls in Hoima to receive an education.
Thank you, Unlock Hope, for quite literally, unlocking the hope this world so desperately needs right now and playing your part in being the positive change we can all look up to. Each small effort has the potential to make a world of difference, and I’m happy to know that by wearing these shirts, we’re not only spreading a socially responsible and compassionate message but actually providing some support to the refugee girls in Uganda.