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
Dear Project of the Month Club,I hope you had a great Giving Tuesday! With all the hype around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we’re so grateful to take this time to reflect and unite around giving back. So, what better way to celebrate than with another update on the impact of your generous donations!In November, 155 of you gave a combined total of $4,743 to a project by our friends at Power of Love Foundation called "Micro Loans For Women Impacted by HIV/AIDS, Zambia" Here's what the Project Leader Alka Subramanian wanted to share with you about your gift:"Your gift helped provide new loans, as well as business training, advice, and monitoring for 12 months to 16-18 women impacted by HIV/AIDS in Zambia. Since each of these women has, on average, 6-8 people in their household, your donation had a direct impact on 110-125 people–and an indirect impact on an additional 75-150, as the women share their experience of running a business and encourage other women to take charge of their lives."We're also thrilled to share that, in December, your donations will be combined to benefit a project called “Rainwater Catchments: A Solution to Water Scarcity” by Friends of Burkina Faso.Here’s what Project Leader Kathleen McDonald had to say when we shared the good news with her:“Thanks so much to the donors! The Ramongo villagers will be thrilled to learn of the strong support GlobalGiving generates and eager to begin construction of our second rainwater catchment basin in Burkina Faso.” We look forward to more good news from the field in 2014 (wow, it will take a while to get used to saying that)! It’s truly inspiring to see the GlobalGiving community unite around such important causes. Thank you for your continued support.Warmly,Mari and the GlobalGiving Team
Dear Project of the Month Club,
It's official: The holiday season is upon us. What better way to celebrate the spirit of giving than with another exciting update on the impact of your generous donations last month!
In October, 155 of you gave a combined total of $4,844 to a project called "Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines" by our partners at Mercy In Action. This gift could not have come at a better time as the community is still recovering from the effects of a devastating flood.
Here's what the Project Leader Vicki had to say about the impact of your donations:
"With this gift, we can help 26 pregnant women deliver safely in our facility, including all necessary birthing supplies, tests, emergency medicines as needed, and transportation to the birth center in labor and transportation home again after delivery. At Mercy In Action, success is measured in excellent medical statistics, healthy breastfeeding babies, and happy parents who did not have to go into debt just to have a safe birth."
We're also thrilled to share that, in November, your donations will be combined to benefit a project called "Micro Loans For Women Impacted by HIV/AIDS, Zambia" by our friends at the Power of Love Foundation.
Here's what the Project Leader Alka had to say when we shared the good news with her:
"The women entrepreneurs in Zambia and all of us at the Power of Love Foundation would like to say a big 'thank you!' for your support and encouragement. The blessings of the women and children you have helped will always be with you and your families. As a result of your generosity, women impacted by HIV/AIDS in Zambia will be able to take better care of their families, keep their children in school, and take the first steps towards self reliance. Have a wonderful holiday season."
Wow, updates like these really make us smile! Thanks again for your continued support. See you in December!
Warmly,Mari and the GlobalGiving Team
Dear Project of the Month Club,Happy October! So many things to be thankful for this month--sweater weather, all things pumpkin, and of course, an update on the impact of your generous donations last month!In September, 153 of you gave a combined total of $4,665 to a project by our friends at Mickaboo called "Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Companion Birds" Here's what the Project Leader Pamela Lee wanted to share with you about your gift:"With these increased numbers has come increased costs for avian veterinary care. Summer has ended, and Mickaboo has stretched itself to the limit to rescue the summer crop of pet birds that humans have left behind. Contributions by GlobalGiving donors have helped us to provide the care needed to save these innocent refugees and find them their forever homes."We're also thrilled to share that, in October, your donations will be combined to benefit a project called "Birth Center Saves MotherBaby Lives in Philippines" by Mercy In Action. This gift could not come at a better time, as they are all digging out of a terrible flood that affected 90% of their city. Since the flood, more women than ever are coming in to deliver in their birth center. They're also staying longer afterward so they can keep dry and warm after childbirth!Here’s what Project Leader Vicki Penwell had to say when we told her we decided to feature her project this month:“As the only medical facility in our region of the Philippines to provide maternity care at no cost, Mercy In Action is honored to be featured as the Project of the Month. We reach out to poor and disenfranchised pregnant women and provide a place for them to have respectful, culturally sensitive and safe care during childbirth in our modern yet home-like birthing center.”We look forward to more good news from the field in November! Thank you for your continued support. You’re what makes GlobalGiving so special.Warmly,Mari and the GlobalGiving Team
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
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