GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club

 
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Nov 8, 2012

Project of the Month Update: November 2012

Dear Project of the Month Club,

We’re pleased to share with you that last month, you and 133 other Project of the Month Club members raised $4,661 for "Support 80 Orphans in South Africa," a project providing a safe place to live for orphans until they can be placed with loving foster families.

Rachel Mash, the leader of this project, wanted to let you know that your donations are going to help renovate the outdated, crumbling bathrooms that are currently in the childrens' home. Renovating the bathroom will give the kids living there a safe, hygienic place to get clean and ready for the day.

For November's Project of the Month, we're excited to share with you a project called "Change The Lives Of Troubled Youth & Shelter Dogs," led by the wonderful team at Project Pooch. Two of our team members recently visited this project, and they were so happy to see the work being done that there was no doubt about choosing our new Project of the Month. They help incarcerated youth learn key emotional skills, like patience, compassion and responsibility by introducing them to shelter pups who need homes. The youth go above and beyond what they ever thought possible by caring for, training, and finding adoptive homes for shelter dogs that might otherwise be euthanized.

Joan Dalton, Project Leader, wanted to share with you her message of thanks upon learning that she was selected to participate in the Project of the Month Club:
"We have a tremendous amount of gratitude knowing Project POOCH (Positive Opportunities - Obvious Change with Hounds) has been selected as the project of the month. Incarcerated youth change into contributing members of society by training and caring for unwanted shelter dogs. These dogs are then adopted by families."

Thank you so much for your support and compassion, and we hope that you are proud to know that you are offering an opportunity for both youth and shelter dogs to find hope and love within each other and for their futures. Your support is having an earth-changing impact around the world.

Warm regards,
Mari and the GlobalGiving Team

Oct 2, 2012

Project of the Month Update: October 2012

Dear Project of the Month Club,

We’re pleased to share with you that last month, you and 138 other Project of the Month Club members raised $3,916 for "Give Trafficked Girls a New Future in Cambodia," a project offering girls a safe place to live and receive care after being rescued from the sex trade.

 Athena Pond, the leader of this project, wanted to let you know that your donations will allow her organization to upgrade its therapy rooms, provide additional therapeutic tools for its therapists, and will help provide the salaries for the Cambodian clinical therapy team this year. At Transitions, they individualize each girls' therapy program to meet her unique needs and give her the best chance of overcoming trauma and finding her voice. To do this, Transitions use professional trauma counseling methods, art and play therapy, group therapy and more. 

For October's Project of the Month, we're pleased to introduce to you a project called Support 80 Orphans in South Africa, led by the Fikelela AIDS Project. They offer a short term home to orphans and abandoned children, about 60% of whom are HIV positive. After the children regain their strength and their health, this project places them with supported foster caregivers in the community so that these once-abandoned children can grow up with loving families.

Rachel Mash, Project Leader, wanted to share with you her message of appreciation upon learning that she was selected to participate in the Project of the Month Club:
"We are so excited to have been selected for October! We really appreciate you thinking of us. It means a lot to know that we have friends in other parts of the world who care and want to help us to make a difference in the lives of children."

Thank you so much for your support and compassion, and we hope that you are proud to know that you are offering an opportunity for children facing adversity to grow up in healthy, happy homes. Your support is having an earth-changing impact around the world.

Warm regards,
Mari and the GlobalGiving Team

Sep 13, 2012

Project of the Month Update: September 2012

Dear Project of the Month Club,

We’re pleased to share with you that last month, you and 137 other Project of the Month Club members raised $3,786 for "Plant 50,000 Walnut And Cherry Trees In Morocco," a project planting trees in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

Hilary White, the leader of this project, wanted to let you know that your donations will plant 7,000 fruit and nut saplings in a community-managed tree nursery, as well as pay to train representatives of each village to learn all aspects of successfully raising trees while helping run the nursery. The newly-trained tree cultivators will then return to their villages to share these skills to others.

For September's Project of the Month, we're pleased to introduce to you a project called "Give Trafficked Girls a New Future in Cambodia. 

Athena Pond, Project Leader, wanted to share with you her message of appreciation upon learning that she was selected to participate in the Project of the Month Club:
"We are so honored to be selected as GlobalGiving's Project of the Month. It's an encouragement to our whole team to know you are joining with us in making dreams come true for some very deserving girls.

At Transitions we provide comprehensive restorative aftercare for girls rescued from sex trafficking. Each girl  receives personalized care to heal her past and provide opportunities for her future. A girl who finds her home at Transitions finds a new beginning. She finds hope, and with holistic trauma therapy, life skills and sustainable career training; she finds a dream for her future.  We help girls transition, through the power of a dream, from darkness to light, from victim to survivor, to world-changer."

We are so grateful for your support, and hope that you are proud to know that you are offering an opportunity for restoration and a safe, loving place to live for young survivors of sex trafficking.

Thank you again for your kindness and generosity. Your support is having an earth-changing impact around the world.

Warm regards,
Mari and the GlobalGiving Team

Aug 1, 2012

Project of the Month Update: August 2012

Dear Project of the Month Club,

We’re pleased to share with you that last month, you and 127 other Project of the Month Club members raised $3,561 for "War Vets Heal With The Help Of Shelter Dogs," a project pairing returned veterans with shelter dogs because shelter dogs need homes, and war vets need companionship.

The leader of this project, Cathy King, wanted to let you know that your generous donations will help provide placement for 100 dogs, as well as healthcare, vaccinations, microchips, and board fees before they find their new home. 

For August's Project of the Month, we're pleased to introduce to you a project recently visited by one of our In-the-Field Interns called "Plant 50,000 Walnut And Cherry Trees In Morocco." This project will build a community tree nursery with 25,000 cherry and 25,000 walnut saplings in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Many families in this area rely on farming traditional low-value crops like barley and corn, and live in poverty as a result. These trees are especially valuable for villagers because they do not require pesticides, they offer a high market value, and local people already possess the skills vital to maintaining them and marketing their fruit. By providing these saplings to communities in need, more than 3,000 people from 400 households will multiply their income, improve the environment and local diets, and diversify the economy.

Hilary White, Project Leader wanted to share with you her message of thanks upon learning that she was selected to participate in the Project of the Month Club:
"I am delighted to hear that HAF's tree nurseries project has been chosen to be the Project of the Month! HAF tree nurseries benefit so many people, helping them transition from extreme poverty to being able to make a decent living, eat better, send their children to school, and remain in their villages rather than have to leave and try to earn a living in the city. Club Members' contributions to this project will help improve the lives of members of entire rural villages, at least doubling their income in the first 6 years, with a ripple effect that will continue for generations to come."

We are so grateful for your support, and hope that you are proud to know that you are offering a sustainable and high-value opportunity to families in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

Thank you again for your kindness and generosity. Your support is having an earth-changing impact around the world.

Warm regards,
Mari and the GlobalGiving Team

Jul 2, 2012

Project of the Month Update: July 2012

Dear Project of the Month Club,

We’re pleased to share with you that last month, you and 128 other Project of the Month Club members raised $3,716 for "Supplies For Baby Buggy Fatherhood Initiative," a project providing clothing, gear and products for children of low-income, non-custodial fathers enrolled in Baby Buggy fathering initiatives. 

Nura Poursharif, project leader, wanted to share with you that your generous donations are providing fathers approximately 30 cribs and 5,100 diapers, which will help keep their little ones safe and healthy.

To help celebrate America's Independence Day, we are excited to introduce to you July's Project of the Month, "War Vets Heal With The Help Of Shelter Dogs." One in four veterans who returns home from Iraq or Afghanistan will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, or anxiety. Canines with a Cause brings together returned veterans and shelter dogs in a mutually beneficial training relationship. Spending time with a dog can lessen stress, so not only will veterans find relief from the dogs' companionship, shelter dogs' lives are saved by finding loving homes.

In addition to their daily project activities, this Colorado-based organization is currently struggling against the wildfires raging in its backyard. Cathy King, project leader for "War Vets Heal With The Help Of Shelter Dogs," writes that "it has been quite a challenge getting animals into safe places until their people can reclaim them. We're moving animals from shelters there to Utah and other states to make room for more intake."

Cathy wanted to share with you her message of thanks upon learning that she was selected to participate in the Project of the Month Club:
"Canines With a Cause would like to extend its gratitude for the opportunity to be Global Giving's Project of the Month. More than ever, our combat veterans are returning home to an environment where adjusting becomes difficult. They feel detached from their families, depressed and full of anxiety. CWAC trains and provides dogs to veterans in need of companionship, comfort and unconditional love. We currently are expanding our training program and will be able to bring more dogs into the program; your donation will allow us to spay/neuter, vaccinate, chip, board and prepare these dogs for their new lives, thus saving lives."

We are so grateful for your support, and hope that you are proud to know that you are providing a second chance of life and companionship to veterans and shelter dogs.

Thank you again for your kindness and generosity. Your support is having an earth-changing impact around the world.

Warm regards,
Mari and the GlobalGiving Team

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