Tomorrow, your donation will be matched at 30%! This is a great opportunity to support the young Altai throat-singers who are, truly, the hope for the future of their at-risk culture.
These youths, coming out of situations of extreme financial lack, are winning national contests. They deserve to have a chance to fulfill their potential. Eighteen-year-old Viktor, pictured in this report, is one of those needing your support. He is shown onstage in the process of winning a contest celebrating ethnic minorities in Russia last November.
Look for the e-mail tomorrow morning and please give as generously as you can. Thank you for your ongoing support!
Very soon, you can make a big difference for kids on the Pine Ridge Reservation who live in dangerous mold-infested housing. Watch for the announcement of an upcoming matching opportunity from GlobalGiving.org.
Our Lakota partner, Christinia is preparing now, while the temperatures are still frigid, to be ready for next season's volunteer builders of safe eco-friendly homes for Pine Ridge families.
Now, ten, fifteen, or more members of extended families are surviving the winter in decrepit FEMA trailers or federal housing seriously contaminated with black mold. Please help Christinia be ready to bring hope to these families.
We'll send you a notice when the matching grant begins. Thank you for your continuing generosity!!
You can make a BIG difference for Svetlana Katynova's new initiative to prevent desecration of pristine Altai habitats by creating an eco-village to immerse ethnic Altai kids living in the city of Gorno-Altaisk in their indigenous culture.
NOW, city kids only learn through history books how their people have been stewards to Altai for millennia. Svetlana aims to change that. She has procured land and volunteers for an ethnic “demonstration” village. Such a village is the last hope to keep the ancient Altai culture alive for these children. However, the Altai village needs a $20,000 jumpstart. We, the global village, must grasp this opportunity. Together, we can raise these funds. In 2009, we raised $40,000 that prevented the wholesale confiscation of traditional Altai lands. Watch for notice of an upcoming matching opportunity.