The SOLD Project

We believe that education is the key to preventing child exploitation. Our mission is to prevent child prostitution through culturally relevant programs for vulnerable children and to share their stories to empower creative, compassionate people to act. Beginning as a documentary, we are now a grassroots non-profit offering scholarship and resources to at-risk children in rural northern Thailand. Our work is two-fold: prevention through education in Thailand and raising global awareness.
Sep 10, 2012

Plans for the fall

Hi everybody!

Fall is upon us...at least here in the States. In Thailand, rainy (read: monsoon) season continues and our wonderful intern, Zoe Hart, who's been busy this summer teaching art and music to the kids at the Resource Center, is wrapping up her time with us. (We'll miss you, Zoe!)

In our last report in June, we shared about a special matching gift opportunity, and you all turned out to support us! Thank you! Not only did you help us fully fund our project to provide the Resource Center with consistent access to running water, you gave nearly $2,000 towards our second classroom! As soon as weather conditions permit we'll complete construction on the water tank, tower, and filter system, and prepare the land and lay the foundation for the classroom. Tawee, our Thailand Director, is busy making preparations and we can't wait to get started.

We're still $2,300 short from our funding goal for Phase 2 of the classroom, but we're confident we can reach that goal before the end of the year. In fact, mark your calendars—GlobalGiving will be matching your gifts again on October 17! (We love it when they do that!)

Also, this November, The SOLD Project has been invited to participate in the Girl Effect Challenge! This is a huge opportunity and we're really excited to tell you more about it, so stay tuned!

Thank you for your ongoing support of our work to prevent the exploitation of children through education. We're making a difference.

With hope,

Michael Colletto

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Jun 19, 2012

We're fully funded!

Thank you! On June 13 we set out to raise the remaining $1,310 needed to provide our Resource Center with consistent access to running water. Before Noon, you'd helped us reach that goal...and you kept on giving!

We ended up exceeding our goal by more than $2,000! As soon as weather conditions permit (Chiang Rai is in the middle of rainy season) we'll complete construction on the water tank, tower, and filter system, and any funds left over will go to help fund our second classroom building (Project #8308—see link below). We can't wait to send you photos when it's all finished!

Thank you for your continued support of our work and mission to prevent child exploitation through education. By providing something as basic as clean running water, you allow us to continue investing in the lives of these children and their families. Together, we're changing the future.

With hope,

Michael Colletto

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Jun 11, 2012

June 13 only--new gifts matched at 40 percent!

Hi everyone!

This Wednesday, June 13, GlobalGiving is literally giving away money. Every gift you make to The SOLD Project on GlobalGiving will be matched at an incredible 40 percent, up to $1,000 per person, per project!

We're just $1,310 away from our final goal, which means all it takes to finish this project this week is...

  • ONE $1000 gift, or
  • TWO $500 gifts, or
  • FOUR $250 gifts, or
  • TEN $100 gifts

June 13 is a great time to step out and give generously. Whether you can give $10 or $1000, the return on your investment is truly incredible. Matching gifts aside, you're providing more than 120 kids and their families access to consistent clean running water at our facilities.

Thank you for you ongoing support of The SOLD Project's work to prevent the exploitation of children through education!

—Michael

P.S. By the way, if you haven't already, read GlobalGiving's "postcard" from their recent project site visit. Be sure to check out the great photo they shared of our new desks in action!

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