Dear Project of the Month Club,
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
Now that it is officially summer, a hot one at that, we are happy to serve you this cool glass of gratitude from the organizations you support with your Project of the Month Club gifts.
In June, the 178 members of this club raised $5,828 for “Empowering Youth in Rural Uganda” run by Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH). AAH scores in the top 1% of schools nationwide, and has a 100% graduation rate. AAH’s project leader, Maureen Dugan, was thrilled to hear the news of your donations, “We are humbled and honored to be selected as the Project of the Month! A donation of $5800 or so would be a lifesaver - literally. It would cover a year's education for 16 children, several girls mentoring activities to keep girls in school, and medicine for malaria and respiratory infections at the clinic.” Maureen and all the children of Arlington Academy of Hope thank you for your generous gift.
This month, you will be contributing to “Ensure Excellent Education for 105 Kids in India” run by Teach for India. Your donations this month will ensure 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 alumni who, influenced by their experiences in the classroom, will work towards effecting multi-sector solutions to India's most difficult problems.
As the mercury rises, we hope you find a way to beat the heat and feel good about making a difference in the lives of others at the same time. We look forward to passing along more good news from the field in August!
Warmly (both figuratively and literally),
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!
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
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