This was revealed by Watoto's pastor Eddie Mwesigye while preaching about the Watoto 'church vision' on Saturday evening at Watoto Church down town.
According to Mwesigye, the War Room movie actress partnered with the church and has been in a week-long fundraising drive to support in the holistic care programmes of rescuing vulnerable women living with HIV/Aids, widows and orphans.
Mwesigye also said the vision of the church, is to establish business and homes for the 4,000 women under their care through the living hope project.
Shirer who played Elizabeth Jordan in the 2015 Christian movie about prayer titled "War Room" says although she targeted collecting only Shs 900 million ($250,000) to support Watoto, she exceeded this and now targets Shs 1.8 billion ($500,000).
"My goal for Watoto is to be outrageously generous and bless Watoto as they serve the people of Uganda" Shirer, who is also the Going Beyond Ministries founder is quoted by Empowering Every Woman (EEW) magazine.
Watoto targets to rescue over 10,000 vulnerable children in Uganda by 2023 providing them with physical care, medical intervention, education and spiritual discipleship.
Watoto Church founded by Pastors Gary and Marilyn Skinner has three children's homes in Suubi, Biira and Laminadera in Gulu.