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Children of Grace demonstrates the love of Jesus Christ by offering hope to Ugandan orphans and other children affected by poverty and AIDS.


GRACIOUS: In everything we do, we strive to be Christ like, generous with our time, resources, skills, love and ALWAYS willing and ready to be helpful to all.

RESPECTFUL: We are respectful and open with one another, children, guardians and everyone we come in contact with.

ACCOUNTABLE: To our sponsors, our colleagues, our children and our partners

CONSISTENT: We do what we say we will do! Always Positive, Always Committed.

EXCELLENT: We give the very best of ourselves to ensure high quality in everything we do.


The story of Children of Grace began in 2000 when Mary Ann McCoy read a magazine article about the devastating effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa. She knew, in her heart that God was calling her to respond.


During a trip to Uganda to better understand the AIDS crisis, Mary Ann met Grace, an HIV positive mother of two. Grace confided in Mary Ann that she was HIV positive and afraid to die leaving her children behind. “Who is going to love, nurture, and educate them?” she asked. In response, Mary Ann promised to educate and oversee the care of Grace’s children.

Shortly after that encounter with Grace, Grace died. But the good news is that Children of Grace was born to fulfill the promise to love, nurture, and educate Grace’s children and other Ugandan children affected by poverty and AIDS.


Since that time, Children of Grace has worked tirelessly toward keeping this commitment by providing education, lifesaving healthcare, empowerment programs, and holistic mentoring to thousands of Ugandan children impacted by extreme poverty and AIDS.

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