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About Acres of Hope International

General information

Acres of Hope International, Inc., in partnership with Acres of Hope Uganda, exists to transform the lives of orphans and vulnerable children academically, physically, spiritually, socially and economically via sustainable development that empowers communities.

Acres of Hope International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to Acres of Hope International are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Your contribution is sent to Acres of Hope Uganda (AoH Uganda) on a monthly basis and is used for education, food, clothing, healthcare, spiritual development and social development of the students under AoH Uganda’s care. AoH Uganda insures that every sponsored child is in school and their needs are provided for. We do not maintain a separate account for each sponsored child.

100% (less bank fees) of every dollar contributed to Projects supports direct in-country aid in Uganda. Your contribution is sent to AoH Uganda in the month following its receipt.

AoH Uganda is accountable for the funds sent by AoH International. AoH International works very closely on a weekly basis with AoH Uganda and reviews AoH Uganda financial statements on a quarterly basis.

Financial Reporting

Acres of Hope International is committed to full disclosure and accountability for financial reporting. To receive a copy of AOHI financial statements, please request via email:

Meet our Team

Mary Tabor-Gray

Sponsor/Student Liaison

Mary Tabor-Gray visited Uganda in 2019 and loved the experience! She will be working to build, nourish and strengthen relationships between students and sponsors.

Michelle Campbell

Board President

Michelle became an AoHU child sponsor in 2011 and visited Uganda for the first of many times in 2012. The children have shown her what life looks like when truly loving and relying on God, greeting every day with hope and joy. Her visits to AoHU have taught her, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Leslie Wilson

Board Chair

Leslie became a child sponsor in 2012. She and her daughter were able to travel to AOH in 2017. They both describe this as the best trip ever! To be in place so filled with love for one another and love for God is life changing. To witness the transforming power of AOH on the local community is inspiring. Leslie’s hope is to inspire others to work on behalf of these precious children and to return to AOH as often as possible.

Becca Dalessandro

Board Member

Becca was blessed with the opportunity to spend a few months at Acres of Hope in 2011, witnessing ground breaking and the heart-breaking plight of the children. Seeing the transformation since then reminds her of how powerful and perfect her Father is. There is nowhere else she would rather be.

John Norman

Board Treasurer

John is a Managing Partner at GreerWalker CPA. He graciously shares his 25 years of tax and business advisory experience with Acres of Hope. He and his wife, Melissa, have supported Acres of Hope for many years.

Mandi Blackmon

Board Member

Mandi earned her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina, and she is currently an attorney in Virginia Beach. One of the first Acres of Hope sponsors, she has been part of the AoH family since the beginning. She sacrifices her time and talents for the good of others, and we are blessed to have her on the team.

Sandy and Jim Gray

Board Member

Joycelyn and Lance Armstrong

Board Member

Lance first traveled to Nebbi in 2012 and quickly fell in love with Geoffrey and everyone at AOH. Soon after the Armstrongs started sponsoring Happy Jema and she is thriving. In 2018 Lance and Joycelyn’s daughter Ava got to experience the love and beauty of the Pearl of Africa.

Lance and Joycelyn are excited to continue to support this amazing organization.

Terri Pruett

Administrative/Financial Officer