Dear Project of the Month Club,
We’re pleased to share with you that last month, you and the 125 other Project of the Month Club members raised $3,999 for “Prevent Youth Involvement In Drug Trafficking” a project offering 50 young people after-school activities, like tutoring, arts, Capoeira, and dance, to prevent their involvement with gangs in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Thais Corral of CEMINA wanted to share with you that your generous donations have helped support fun, creative ways to promote healthy eating in the favelas. This will be accomplished by cultivating 50 roof gardens to grow fruits and vegetables, and by hosting 12 communal student gatherings to cook and eat healthy food. CEMINA will be promoting these nutritious diet changes by building a campaign through short videos and plays promoting healthy eating, produced by the young people involved in the program.
We are also very happy to introduce to you April’s Project of the Month, “Action for Health: Empowering Communities in Mali.” This project provides health case for children in West African slums in exchange for their parent’s public service, contributing to programs like community clean up days and health festivals.
Anna Ninan, project leader, wanted to share with you her message of excitement upon learning that she was selected to participate in the Project of the Month Club: “Across Mali 1 in 5 children die before celebrating their fifth birthday– and 90% of those deaths are from preventable and treatable illnesses. Your gift will help ensure that nearly 300 children in Sikoro receive the health care they need while empowering their families to address the underlying causes of disease, like poor water and sanitation, in their community. Thanks for joining our team in the fight for health change!”
We are so grateful for your support, and hope that you are proud to know that you are providing healthcare for hundreds of children and support for their families in Mali in a sustainable, community-driven way.
Thank you again for your generosity. Your support is having an earth-changing impact around the world.
Warm regards, Mari and the GlobalGiving Team
We’re pleased to share with you that last month, you and the 128 other Project of the Month Club members raised $3,414 for “Snehalaya, Meaning The Home With Love, in Hindi,” a care home in India where disabled children, homeless women and the elderly all work and live together as a family.
Dr. B.K. Sharma of Gwailor Childrens Hospital Charity asked us to share this message with you:
"Thanks a lot to all the members of this recurrent donors GlobalGiving club. There are 83 children including 77 girls in the school at present. Your gifts will pay the salaries of special need teachers for an entire year. In addition to education in school, most of the children are provided with books, uniform, mid day meals, and vocational training."
It's also our pleasure to introduce March's project Prevent Youth Involvement In Drug Trafficking, which offers 50 young people alternative activities out of school hours to prevent their involvement with gang culture in the low income communities (favelas) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Thais Corral, the project leader, had this to say upon learning that this project had been chosen to benefit from your March 2012 donations:
"Thank you so much for this opportunity. The donations you will be giving will help to create 50 gardens in the roofs as well as in the walls [of the buildings] of the favela. It will help doing 12 communal gatherings in which we cook and eat healthy food. We want to create fun ways in which our 50 children are agents of education for healthy eating at the favela. We intend to do small videos with statements, plays in which healthy eating is promoted. We are envisioning it as a campaign in which several visual skills that children have learned can be part of."
We hope that you are proud to know that you're helping these 50 children grow and eat healty food, helping them learn and become productive members of their community rather than falling into the gang and drug culture in their neighborhood.
Thank you again for your generosity. We assure you it is changing lives!
Warm regards,Mari and the GlobalGiving Team
We’re pleased to share with you that last month, you and the 133 other Project of the Month Club members raised $3,794 for “Help These Children Avoid Further Suffering," a project by Retrak that meets the needs of children who have fled the famine-stricken areas in the Horn of Africa and are now living on the street in urban slums.
Anna, Retrak's project leader, had this to say when she found out about your donations: “Thanks to your generosity, fifteen children will be able to gain the care and protection of a family this month, and 67 children will be treated for conditions like colds, worms, infected wounds, dog bites, malaria and tuberculosis reflecting the harsh nature of life on the streets. Furthermore, 38 children will receive education and catch-up lessons allowing them to join schools again. Thank you for believing that every child is a unique and valuable gift to be loved and cared for as an individual; your donations make this happen.”
This month, your donations will go to support a project called “Snehalaya, Meaning The Home With Love, in Hindi,” a care home in India where disabled children, homeless women and the elderly all work and live together as a family. This is a project of Gwailor Childrens Hospital Charity.
We are excited to share with you the great news that, according to Dr. Sharma, your donations this month will be used “to pay the salaries of Snehalaya’s special need teachers for an entire year; helping them educate and vocationally train people in the home, helping to rehabilitate them and make them independent.” What an incredible impact you’ll have for this unique community.
Thank you again, and we look forward to updating you on the high-impact project that you will support next month!
Mari and the GlobalGiving Team
Happy New Year! In our first email of the year, we are excited to welcome 30 new people to the Project of the Month Club. These new members may have seen the Club featured over the holidays, or may have even received Club membership as a holiday gift. However you found out about the Club, we are thrilled to have you, and we are grateful for your generosity (and the generosity of those who gave to you!)
Then we have even more good news for you. Last month, you and the other Project of the Month Club members raised a record-breaking $4,594 for Education for Children in Ningxia Province, China. The Children of Ningxia organization provides scholarships to 95 children who would otherwise not have the money to attend school. Your combined donations provided year-long scholarships for five children. The families of these children will no longer have to worry about where the money for lunches or textbooks will come from in the new year. (Chinese New Year is on January 23 this year. How wonderful that five children can look forward to school rather than manual labor this year!)
January's featured high-impact project is called "Help These Children Avoid Further Suffering," a project by Retrak that meets the needs of children who have fled the famine-stricken areas in the Horn of Africa and are now living on the street in urban slums. "We want to be ready to act quickly as children arrive on the streets," says Anna, Retrak's project leader. "We will provide imediate care as well as offer them a real alternative to life on the streets. We will work to get these children back into a family environment." Your donations in January will be enough to put at least five homeless children into foster families in Ethiopia for a year. Thank you for giving these kids a fresh start for 2012.
We hope that you feel gratified seeing the impact of your giving on a regular basis. Thank you again, and we look forward to updating you on the high-impact project that you will support next month!
Last month, the Project of the Month Club raised $3,124 from 98 donors to Increase Food Security in Oregon, raising the supply of nutrient-rich foods for over 923 relief agencies throughout the Oregon Food Bank Network.
Your november donations supplied 7,200 meals to low-income individuals - freeing up scarce resources to cover more of life's basic necessities. The USDA ranks Oregon third in the nation for "very low food security"—the term used to describe those households that skipped meals or reduced their food intake to make ends meet. We hope you are proud to know that your donations are helping men and women improve their living conditions for themselves and their families.
When the Oregon Food Bank Network’s Corporate Gifts Developer, Sarah, heard about your support, she said,
“It is an honor to be supported by GlobalGiving and its donors. We are so grateful for support in our effort to help those in Oregon and Clark County, Wash. The holidays are extremely busy for the Oregon Food Bank Network and the additional funds will allow us to distribute an additional 7,200 meals to those in need.”
This December, your donations will go to Education for Children in Ningxia Province, China. The Children of Ningxia organization provides scholarships to 95 children who would otherwise not have the money to attend school. Ningxia is an impoverished rural province in Northwest China with the 3rd smallest GDP in China (thanks Wikipedia). Many girls are illiterate and married off early, and both boys and girls drop out of school because their families cannot afford it. Even though primary and middle school are free in China, the associated costs—accommodation, food, school supplies etc.—end up costing families a large portion of their annual income. A donation of only $35 keeps a child in school for a month—a month without worrying about where the money for lunches or textbooks will come from.
Again, thank you for being part of the Project of the Month Club, we are so grateful for your regular contributions. It’s not too late to give the Project of the Month club as a present this holiday season. (Don't forget that a new subscription comes with a $25 GlobalGiving gift card!) 2011 is coming to a close, and your monthly support has unleashed a world of good for so many projects. We can’t wait to see the impact of your donations in 2012!
We hope that you feel gratified seeing the impact of your giving on a regular basis. Thank you again, and we look forward to updating you on the amazing project that you will support next month!
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