Here in D.C. we had our first snow last week, and our office has just been decorated for the holidays! There’s no denying: it’s now December. We are in the final month of 2014, and it really has been a great year. As the Project of the Month Club, you’ve come together to give more than $65,720 this year! This is truly remarkable!
Last month, you and 190 other club members donated $6,427 to Move For Hunger to“Help Us Fight Hunger in America.” Your support helped to coordinate food drives, enhance collection capacity and add new partners!
This month your donations will go to Dream A Dream’s project, “Empowering Vulnerable Young People with Life Skills.” This project reaches out to 4,000 youth in Bangalore, India to provide quality educational programming, including sports, arts, and mentoring.
Vishal from Dream a Dream was so excited to learn that his project was chosen. “Thank you very much indeed,” he said. “This is absolutely fantastic news. We are delighted to be selected. The universe has mysterious ways to demonstrate its support and encourage us to go on in our work and your support comes at a time when we most needed it. The support will help 100 young people from the most vulnerable communities in Bangalore, India to attend a 4-day experiential camp that will help them develop the critical Life Skills needed to overcome adversities in their life and learn to make healthy life choices as they enter adolescence. It is a strong validation for our work and we are deeply grateful for your support.”
From us and from all of the people you have helped this year, thank you! See you in 2015!
Mari and the team at GlobalGiving
Between the colorful piles of leaves on the ground in the U.S. and the unmistakable start of holiday cheer, it’s clear: we have entered November! In the spirit of Thanksgiving we are giving thanks this month for what we have and are reminded of the importance of giving back. You don’t need the reminder though, because you’re all a step ahead of the giving season with your generous support of the Project Of the Month Club! As always, we at GlobalGiving and the nonprofits you support are thankful for you.
Last month, 182 of you came together to give over $6,000 to Prajwala’s “Therapeutic Community for 600 Sex Trafficked Victims” in Hyderabad, India. They are grateful for your support, which helped bring medical and psychological care as well as academic opportunity to these young survivors of abuse.
This month your donations will go to Move For Hunger’s project, “Help Us Fight Hunger in America,” which brings nonperishable foods to local food banks.
When told they had been chosen for Project of the Month Club, Project Leader Kristy Redford shared that, “Move For Hunger is honored to be selected…with 50 million Americans struggling to find their next meal, there is still so much work to be done in the fight against hunger. This additional funding will enable the Move For Hunger team to grow our food collection program and deliver additional food to community food banks across North America and to those most in need. With the support of our amazing donors and projects like this, we have been able to deliver over 3,700,000 pounds of food to date. We are incredibly grateful for this project to help us increase our impact.”
Thank you so much for your continued support of the Project of the Month Club. And a reminder: during this month of thanksgiving, remember how many people give thanks for your generosity.
The air is crisp, sweaters are making their way out of summer storage and a trip to the pumpkin patch is in store. As it becomes time to warm your hands around a mug of apple cider, here is a quick reminder of the impact you are making around the world.
In September, 195 of you came together to send $6,497 to Christel House’s project to “Educate a Mexico Girl Child From the Barrios.” You helped cover an entire year’s worth of medical care for 40 girls in Mexico City , and helped put them on the path to success!
This month your donation will go towards Prajwala’s “Therapeutic Community for 600 Sex Trafficked Victims” project in Hyderabad, India. You’ll be helping Prajwala provide a safe haven for victims of sex trafficking so that they can receive necessary psychological and medical care while engaging once again in school or work.
Prajwala’s Sunitha Krishnan responded to being chosen as the Project of the Month by saying, “this global recognition of our cause and the support it is mobilizing is a great sense of strength. Million Thanks!”
Let me echo Sunitha: a million thanks to you for your commitment to this community and for the good that you do around the world. See you in November!
Dear Project of the Month Club,
Fall is almost here — though I’d forgive you for not believing it if you’ve been enduring a heat wave like the one we’ve had here in Washington, D.C. this past week. But kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter, and it’s once again time for me to share the incredible impact you all are having.
In August, the 183 members of this club raised $6,199 for “Education & Support for 500 Children in Uganda”, a project run by Tributaries International. Your donation covered the cost of tuition, meals and supplies of 80 students returning to class at Calvary Primary School, just outside the Ugandan capital of Kampala.
This month, your donation is supporting “Educate a Mexico Girl-Child From The Barrios”, run by Christel House, which seeks to break the cycle of poverty for the girls they serve in Mexico City.
“It’s our goal to give our students the opportunity to reach their potential, regardless of their background. We provide impoverished children with education, nutrition, healthcare, transportation, clothing, social services and the resources they need to succeed,” writes Aubrey Merki of Christel House. “We appreciate your support and belief in our girls!”
Aubrey also shared that your support this month could provide complete medical support to 40 girls for a full year at Christel House.
Thank you for being part of this community and generously supporting life-changing projects like Christel House every month. See you in October!
The dog days of summer have arrived. We hope you're able to hit the beach one last time before the realities of back-to-school shopping set in. Thanks to Project of the Month gifts, many children in India and Uganda will be returning to some amazing schools in a few weeks!
In July, the 181 members of this club raised $5,784 for “Ensure Excellent Education for 105 Kids in India” run by Teach for India. Your gifts are ensuring that 35 students in Hyderabad get access to a hands-on education full of leadership activities to broaden their horizons. In the long run, Teach for India hopes to create a powerful network of of alumni who, influenced by their experiences in the classroom, will work towards enacting multi-sector solutions to India’s most difficult problems.
This month, you’ll be contributing to “Education & Support for 500 Children in Uganda” run by Tributaries International. Their project is funding meals and tuition for 500 students living in an urban slum on the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda. Sixty percent of the students don’t get regular meals at home and the cost of school supplies, uniforms and fees would otherwise keep them from getting an education.
Project leader Kay Helm was very excited to hear their project had been picked as August’s Project of the Month, and had this to say:
“[Your gifts] will cover costs for 80 primary school students at Calvary Primary School in Uganda, providing education, supplies, and daily meals. The timing is perfect, as we start the third term.”
So if you’re worried about being behind the curve on preparing for back-to-school, don’t be! It’s only the first week of August and you’ve already made it possible for 80 Ugandan school children to attend classes this year.
Looking forward to bringing to you more incredible stories from the field next month!
Mari and the GlobalGiving Team
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