Dear Project of the Month Club,Happy (almost) fall! We're so thrilled to share with you the impact of your generous donations last month.But first, we'd like to give a special shout-out to the 26 GlobalGivers who recently joined us. Welcome to the Club! It warms our heart to know we're able to connect you to our partners on the ground who are making lasting change in communities all over the globe.In August, 161 of you gave a combined total of $4,604 to "Promise126: 24/7 Care to Orphans in Haiti," a project run by our partners at Mercy & Sharing. Here's a message from Louis Fawcett, one of the Project Leaders:"Because of your generosity, Mercy & Sharing continues to provide shelter, food, round the clock care, education, medical care, and therapy to 126 orphans in Haiti, half of whom are disabled. We have started a new program that allows some of the disabled kids to go to school with the other students at the Learning Academy on the campus of Mercy & Sharing Village. It is amazing to see all of the kids learning, laughing, singing, and playing together!"Wow, what an awesome update and powerful reminder of what is possible when we join together!
We're also excited to share that, this month, your donations will be combined to benefit a project called "Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds" run by our superstar partners at Mickaboo. Did you know that most animal shelters are designed to house cats and dogs but are unable to accept domesticated birds like parrots? Enter Mickaboo! They're a volunteer-run nonprofit in San Francisco that provides veterinary care for rescued birds in the area. Many of the birds come to them injured, abused, neglected, or very ill. Mickaboo give them the second chance they deserve.Here's what Project Leader Pamela Lee had to say when we shared the good news that we selected her project for September:"Mickaboo and its foster flock are honored to be selected as GlobalGiving's Project of the Month! Thank you - the help could not come at a better time! Summer is the season of greatest stress for a companion rescue bird."Thank you for being part of the GlobalGiving community and reminding us all what good is possible when we come together. It's truly an honor to share this update with you, and we look forward to more good news in October!Warmly,Mari and the GlobalGiving Team
Dear Project of the Month Club,August already? Hard to believe it's time for another wonderful update! We're so excited to share with you about the impact of your generous donations last month.In July, 135 of you gave a combined total of $4,144 to "Protect Girls from Domestic Labor in Peru"--what a worthy cause! It's truly inspiring to see what good things can happen when we join forces. Here's what the Project Leader Johana Reyes wanted to share with you abour your gift: "Thank you all for the support to girls and women doing domestic work in Peru. Your contribution is making a difference for them to get a better future!"We're also thrilled to share that, this month, your donations will be combined to benefit a project in Haiti called "Promise126: 24/7 Care to Orphans in Haiti" run by Mercy & Sharing. As you might be able to tell by the title of this project, Mercy & Sharing has made a special promise: They've vowed to provide food, shelter, medical care, therapy, education, and love to 126 precious children who were abandoned and left to die. With your help, these kids will be able to break the cycle of despair and achieve independence.Upon hearing the exciting news that her project had been selected for August, the Project Leader Louis Fawcett had this to share:"As the only organization in Haiti actively taking in disabled orphans into full-time care, Mercy & Sharing is honored to be featured as the Project of the Month. We would be excited to raise $6000 in August to fund the FULL care of one orphan. With $4000, we can feed four orphans for a year or provide clothing for all 126 orphans. Thank you!"We look forward to more good news from the field in September! Each month, we are humbled and inspired by the generosity of GlobalGivers like yourself, and this month is certainly no exception. Thank you sincerely for your continued support.Warmly,Mari and the GlobalGiving Team
Dear Project of the Month Club,
It's our pleasure to share with you about the impact of your generous Project of the Month Club donation last month.
Last month, 143 of you combined your funds from nine different countries on five different continents to create one large gift! We received donations from Australia, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Malaysia, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, and the United States. The $4,369 you raised went to "Empower India's Trafficked Girls Through Education."
This project, run by Kranti, empowers trafficked girls and daughters of sex workers in India to become catalysts of social change and lead the women's revolution in India. Robin, the project leader from Kranti, says that this sum will be enough to cover the educational costs of 8 girls for an entire year, including their academics (school fees), tutoring classes, and extracurricular activities. You have really changed these eight girls' lives!
We're also pleased to announce July's project of the month: "Protect Girls from Child Domestic Labor in Peru," a superstar project run by Asociacion Grupo de Trabajo Redes (AGTR). AGTR trains, tutors, and offers legal advice to domestic workers in Lima. This project helps break a heritage of poverty and servitude passed from mother to daughter in Peru because of lack of opportunity and education. As young women gain skills, confidence and understanding of their rights through AGTR's services, the 800 girls and women they serve each year will pursue more education and secure better jobs.
We look forward to updating you at the end of the month with details about how AGTR will use your combined donations.
Thank you again for your generosity!
Mari and the GlobalGiving team
Dear Project of the Month Club,Happy June! We're thrilled to share with you about the impact of your generous Project of the Month Club donation last month.
In May, 147 of you gave a combined $4,939 to Help Children with Cancer Access Treatment. Here's what Sasha, the project leader wanted to share with you about your gift:
"Your funds are helping a child from a low income family in the Former Soviet Union pay for cancer-related medical expenses and get adequate treatment. It is essential that children like this who struggle with cancer have the chance of receiving uninterrupted treatment no matter of there family income. Thank you for making that possible!"
We're also pleased to share that this month, your donations will be pooled to benefit a project in India called: "Empower India's Trafficked Girls Through Education." This project, run by Kranti, empowers trafficked girls and daughters of sex workers to become catalysts of social change and lead the women's revolution in India.
June is the start of the academic year in India, so the foks at Kranti were so glad to hear that they would be able to offer more academic and extra-curricular support to the girls they serve (they call the girls Revolutionaries!). The Revolutionaries were also ecstatic. When she receieved news about your donations, 12-year-old Sumaiya said, "Extra donations? Does this mean I get to take karate and drawing AND piano classes?? Tell all those people in America that I said thank you!" (Don't worry, we've also told her that all of the Club members aren't from America - gifts come from NINE different countries every month!)
We look forward to providing you further updates about this project in July. Thank you so much for your ongoing generosity. It's incredible to see the way that you are giving alongside people you've never met in a way that's changing the world!
It's that time again where we get to tell you about the impact of your generous donation to a high-performing project on GlobalGiving.
Last month, 148 of you gave a combined $4,685 to Empowering Guatemalan Youth To Promote Literacy. Here's what Kassia, the project leader, wanted to share with you about your gift:
"On behalf of Reading Village, I want to thank you for selecting our organization as your April 2013 Project of the Month. Your recognition and investment could not come at a better time! After six years in operation, Reading Village’s program is beginning to foster broad social transformation in rural Guatemala. In 2012, past and present scholars took the initiative to collaborate on small-scale development projects... including the opening of Concepcion’s very first library – a venture conceived of and implemented by program participants, the library stands as an emblem of our scholars’ newly discovered ability to organize local resources and individuals for social change.
"In this way, Reading Village has refined a model of change that starts with students and ripples out across entire communities. By investing in human capacity rather than in infrastructure, we are breaking the cycle of poverty and creating change from the inside out. Thank you for joining us in that effort!
"It is a testament to the local credibility and impact of our program that we have been invited to expand into neighboring communities. This June, Reading Village will begin selecting two new towns to work in, reaching 20 more scholars in 2014. At just $500 per scholarship, your gift will help reach half of those new students, empowering them with the education, leadership skills, and literacy promotion experience to transform the lives of thousands more children. Thank you for investing in global literacy!"
We're also pleased to share that this month, your donations will be pooled to benefit a project in Russia called, Help Children with Cancer Access Treatment. Former Soviet Union countries often lack adequate facilities, medications, and trained oncologists to serve children with cancer, and as a result, families have to travel abroad to nearby countries, such as Israel or Germany, to bring their children for treatment. As non-residents, they pay full costs of treatment, which is lengthy and very expensive. You'll be helping to support a family facing large out-of-pocket medical expenses to save their child.
Upon hearing that this project is May's Project of the Month, Sasha from Advita Fund said, "I was elated to find out we were chosen - It is an honor to be selected from a large pool of great projects. I am very happy and grateful for your generous support for our patients."
We look forward to providing you further updates about this project next month.
Thank you so much for your generosity. It makes us so proud 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 world.
Warmly, Mari and the GlobalGiving team
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