Dear Project of the Month Club,
Now that the cherry blossoms have fallen and left their beautiful mark on Washington, DC, I’d like to take the time to update you on the lives and projects your generous contributions allow to bloom.
In April, the 180 members of this club raised $5,874 for “Hope For Begging Talibé Children, St-Louis Senegal” run by Maison de La Gare. Your incredible donation was the catalyst for the expansion of Maison de La Gare’s dormitory which provides a safe home for boys begging on the street. Project Leader, Rod LeRoy, told us, “we were thrilled with your news of the Project of the Month; this extra money is just what we need to kick-start our project for a home for talibé children in crisis and in transition.” In addition to the construction project, these funds will clothe, feed, educate and give hope to over 350 Senegalese talibé children.
May’s project is “Help Save Victimized Wildlife” run by Wildlife Alliance. This project runs a world class rehabilitation center for injured or malnourished animals in Cambodia. Wildlife Alliance’s past successes include: fitting the first ever pachyderm prosthetic on Chhouk, a baby elephant, educating hundreds of Cambodian school children about their fragile ecosystem and how to protect it, and helping bring the indigenous slow loris back from the brink of extinction. We can’t wait to hear how Wildlife Alliance will use your gift.
We are consistently impressed to see the impact a few, dedicated individuals can make from across the globe. Thank you for your continued generosity and compassion; we couldn’t do it without you. Keep an eye out for another club update in June!
Mari and the GlobalGiving Team
Dear Project of the Month Club, Winter has finally ended here in Washington DC and we're seeing the first hints of spring. I'm happy to share an update that we hope is as uplifting as the warm weather: In March, we raised $5,992 from 186 people to support "Send Joy to Seriously Ill Children," a project run by our partners at Children's Cancer Association (CCA). Your donation allowed us to completely cover the costs for 5 families, like Ryland and his family. Ryland spent more than 130 nights in the hospital while he underwent chemotherapy the first time. After a relapse, he and his family needed a way to reconnect and replenish their spirits. "[CCA] allowed our family to temporarily leave behind all the stuff that comes with fighting cancer day in and day out," said Ryland's mom, Jenn. "We didn’t even realize how much we needed it until we got here." This month, your donation will support "Hope For Begging Talibe Children, St-Louis Senegal" run by Maison de la Gare. GlobalGiving's Champion for Customer Bliss, Paige Creigh, visited this project in Senegal during a trip at the end of February and saw their incredible impact first hand. In the Saint Louis region of Senegal there are over 7,000 young boys between the age of 3 and 19 that have been sent out into the street to beg. Locally referred to as talibe, these boys often have not had access to school. With the support of donors like you, Maison de la Gare provides these boys with clothing, food, and an education. Each month they provide life-changing support to over 350 children, all of whom we will be supporting this month. Thank you for being part of the GlobalGiving community and reminding us all what good is possible when we come together. It's a pleasure and an honor to share this update with you, and we look forward to more good news in May! Warmly, Mari and the GlobalGiving Team
It's already March and it looks like Spring is just around the corner! We've turned our clocks ahead, and we're looking forward to shedding our winter parkas, getting more sun, and playing March Madness. But we're most excited to share good news that we hope will bring you some March gladness:
Last month, 155 of you gave a combined total of $5,434 to "Pediatric Services In Remote Areas Of Argentina," a project run by our partners at Sumando Manos Foundation. With your gift, Sumando Manos was able to provide basic needs for children in remote zones in Argentina and implement a safe drinking water project in another school in Chaco! That's nothing short of amazing.
We're also thrilled to share that, in March, your donations will be combined to benefit a project called "Send Joy to Seriously Ill Children" by our friends over at the Children's Cancer Association (CCA). This project brings joy to children diagnosed with serious illnesses by offering free award-winning programs and resources to their families. Your generous donations will help CCA to deepen their level of service and provide many more free service interactions of music, friendship, resources and support to children and families when they need it most.
We never cease to be amazed by the generosity of our GlobalGivers, and we are so humbled to hear about the impact that your gifts are making. We hope you feel the same joy that we do when you read these updates from around the globe.
Warmly,Mari and the GlobalGiving Team
Happy February! There's a lot of reasons to be excited this month— like longer hours of daylight, the winter Olympics, and Valentine's Day— and here's another reason for excitement:
Last month, 182 of you gave a combined total of $5,859 to "Help Rescue 500 Battered Women And Their Children," a project run by our partners over at Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center (AODVC). With your gift, AODVC was able to rescue five mothers and their children from domestic violence overseas and bring them back home to the US. That's pretty amazing.
We're also thrilled to share that, in February, your donations will be combined to benefit a project called "Pediatric Services In Remote Areas Of Argentina" by our friends over at Sumando Manos Foundation.
Here's what the Project Leader Guillermo Donaire had to say when we shared the good news with him:
"Thanks everyone for trusting in our foundation to be the liaison between underprivileged children who need our help and yourselves. As the poet Maya Angelou has said, 'People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.' And this is our mission— to make underprivileged children in remote zones feel that they are important and have access to opportunity."
Thank you so much for your generosity. We are so humbled to hear about the impact that your gifts are making, and we hope you feel the same joy that we do when you read these updates from around the globe.
Dear Project of the Month Club, Happy New Year! With the generosity of you and all our GlobalGivers, organizations were able to raise $22 million on GlobalGiving for fantastic causes in 2013. Amazing!
Here to accompany that great news is a Project of the Month Club update: In December, 182 Club members gave a combined total of $5,779 to a project by our partners at Friends of Burkina Faso called "Rainwater Catchments: A Solution to Water Scarcity ." Your gift allowed the residents of Ramongo in Burkina Faso to engage in focus groups and discuss strategy around having rainwater catchment basins (RCBs). These RCBs help bring water to areas where it is scarce, ensuring the people of Burkina Faso have water year round. They’ve begun research into how the landscape, current weather conditions, and water-flow will influence where they place the basins. They are also exploring how to divide the water collected among the community's needs.
This month, your January donations will be combined to support a project called “Help Rescue 500 Battered Women and Their Children” by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center.
Here’s what the Project Leader, Paula Lucas, had to say when we shared the good news with her:
“Wow! Thank you so much for choosing “Help Rescue 500 Battered Women and Their Children” as Global Giving’s Project of the Month for January 2014! We are all doing a happy dance in our office! With these funds we will be able to rescue five American mothers and their children from domestic violence overseas and bring them back home to the USA. Thank you for believing in our life-saving mission and for giving these vulnerable women and children a fresh start back in the USA, away from violence.”
Looks like 2014 is starting off right! We look forward to sharing another update about an earth-changing project again in February!
Happy New Year, Mari and the GlobalGiving Team
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