Dear Project of the Month Club,
Summer is fast approaching and, in America, schools are letting out, pools are being uncovered and the backyard grills are firing up. As you make plans for playing at the beach or for visiting with family, your Project of the Month donations are still hard at work.
In May, the 177 members of this club raised $5,824 for “Help Save Victimized Wildlife” run by Wildlife Alliance. This project runs a world class rehabilitation center for injured or malnourished animals in Cambodia. Last year, 112 animals were born at the center and are being cared for by Wildlife Alliance staff but the majority of your Project of the Month gift will go toward caring for the center’s newest rescues as they often require round the clock care. The most recent arrivals include a leopard cat kitten that was rescued last month, and an infant pygmy slow loris that was brought to the center last week. (The infant pygmy slow loris is only 3.5 inches tall!)
June’s project is “Empowering Youth in Rural Uganda” run by Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH). AAH’s primary school for girls scores in the top 1% of schools nationwide, and has a 100% graduation rate. AAH also runs two health clinics that serve over 20,000 Ugandan’s per year. Your generous donations will go to advancing AAH’s goal of ending the crushing cycle of extreme poverty by funding girls mentoring projects, buying school books, providing tutoring opportunities, and supplying internships to teach job skills.
So, as you take some time for yourself this summer, remember the impact your gifts continue to do all around the world and we hope you feel good about making a difference in the lives of others. Be on the look out for another club update in July!
Mari and the GlobalGiving Team
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!
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.
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