Dear Project of the Month Club,
We’re pleased to share with you that last month, you and 128 other Project of the Month Club members raised $3,716 for "Supplies For Baby Buggy Fatherhood Initiative," a project providing clothing, gear and products for children of low-income, non-custodial fathers enrolled in Baby Buggy fathering initiatives.
Nura Poursharif, project leader, wanted to share with you that your generous donations are providing fathers approximately 30 cribs and 5,100 diapers, which will help keep their little ones safe and healthy.
To help celebrate America's Independence Day, we are excited to introduce to you July's Project of the Month, "War Vets Heal With The Help Of Shelter Dogs." One in four veterans who returns home from Iraq or Afghanistan will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, or anxiety. Canines with a Cause brings together returned veterans and shelter dogs in a mutually beneficial training relationship. Spending time with a dog can lessen stress, so not only will veterans find relief from the dogs' companionship, shelter dogs' lives are saved by finding loving homes.
In addition to their daily project activities, this Colorado-based organization is currently struggling against the wildfires raging in its backyard. Cathy King, project leader for "War Vets Heal With The Help Of Shelter Dogs," writes that "it has been quite a challenge getting animals into safe places until their people can reclaim them. We're moving animals from shelters there to Utah and other states to make room for more intake."
Cathy wanted to share with you her message of thanks upon learning that she was selected to participate in the Project of the Month Club:"Canines With a Cause would like to extend its gratitude for the opportunity to be Global Giving's Project of the Month. More than ever, our combat veterans are returning home to an environment where adjusting becomes difficult. They feel detached from their families, depressed and full of anxiety. CWAC trains and provides dogs to veterans in need of companionship, comfort and unconditional love. We currently are expanding our training program and will be able to bring more dogs into the program; your donation will allow us to spay/neuter, vaccinate, chip, board and prepare these dogs for their new lives, thus saving lives."
We are so grateful for your support, and hope that you are proud to know that you are providing a second chance of life and companionship to veterans and shelter dogs.
Thank you again for your kindness and generosity. Your support is having an earth-changing impact around the world.
Warm regards,Mari and the GlobalGiving Team
Thanks for your continued generosity towards helping us make the world a safer place! With your help, we are continuing to support education, vocational training, and health care in Pakistan and Afghanistan with some amazing partners.
Girls such as the one pictured in this report want to learn. Mothers need health care for their babies and themselves. Our fund works with terrific nonprofits to change the lives of people, especially girls and women, every day. For example, The Afghan Institute of Learning is supporting education for Afghan women and girls. SHINE Humanity is providing mother-child health for 40,000 Kashmiris. Ayni Education International is offering schooling for girls and boys in rural Afghanistan and is training local teachers to make it happen.
Your donation to The Safer World Fund or any of its eight partners will be matched 50 cents on the dollar as long as the matching funds last. But less than $1500 remains, so take action today!
We would like to thank you for your continued support; grants are still going strong! Because of donors like you we are excited to announce the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund’s recent allocation of $425,000 to 3 projects working to reconstruct and strengthen communities affected by the earthquake and tsunami.
Here are some project highlights:
Fukushima Kids Executive Committee
Due to the dangers caused by the damaging of the Fukushima Nuclear Plant children in the area are unable to play outside. The Fukushima Kids Executive Committee is working towards restoring playtime by hosting summer camps in Hokkaido for children in the Fukushima area. Getting kids outside during their vacation time and restoring play lightens the children’s spirits in a time of uncertainty. Having opened in 2011, Fukushima Kids’ Summer Camp is excited to open again for the summer of 2012 and is hoping to reach 1,000 kids. Thanks to your generous support Fukushima Kids Executive Committee is receiving $200,000 in funding!
After the events of March 2011 persons living in danger areas were forced to move to temporary housing communities (kasetsu-jutaku). IsraAid continues to work with people of all ages living in temporary housing areas and is launching an exciting new youth leadership project, Rebuilding Lives-Investing in the Future, in Tohoku, Japan. The project aims to empower participants and build leadership, social innovation and social responsibility through a series of trainings, seminars and workshops, which focus on areas such as, leadership training, social program structuring and mentoring. We are excited to announce that IsraAid is receiving $100,000 in funding!
Telecom for Basic Human Needs
During times of disaster radio often becomes an integral communication tool. Radio stations provide vital information to communities and lessen feelings of isolation. Though reconstruction of Japan’s devastated areas is under way the support and information radio provides is still valued in many communities. Having seen the effectiveness of radio stations and the important role they play in the recovery and rebuilding process of communities, Telecom for Basic Human Needs is working to turn disaster stations into permanent community-based radio stations. Thanks to your support Telecom for Basic Human Needs is receiving $125,000 in funding!
If you would like to read additional updates, please visit our Japan Relief and Recovery updates page. Thank you so much for your support and your continued interest!