Located in central Africa, Uganda is amidst the oppression of the longest running Civil War on the African continent that involved ruthless rebels, hostile ethnic groups, and government forces all fighting each other. The war left countless communities completely destroyed leaving hundreds of children homeless, uneducated, starved, and vulnerable to disease. Through a Sponsorship Program offered by Children of the Nations, Surfaces USA covered costs for four children to receive education, medical care, daily nutrition, and an improved quality of life.
According to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, “U.S. charitable giving fell 3.6 percent in 2009.” An unfortunate statistic considering there are thousands of non-profit organizations that exist primarily because of charitable contributions, Children of the Nations being one of them. For 16 years, Surfaces USA has been known to support local, nationwide, and worldwide causes through volunteering or monetary means. Employees are encouraged to volunteer their time and Surfaces USA is committed to compensating their staff for up to four hours of community service each month.