GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club

 
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Feb 4, 2013

Project of the Month Update: February 2013

Dear Project of the Month Club,

We are so glad to let you know that last month, you and 147 other Project of the Month Club members raised $4,615 for "I Am A JewelGirl. What Kind of Girl Are You?", providing women economic stablility while still encouraging creativity and education.

Andrea Powell, Project Leader, shared with us the impact your gift will have:

"$4,000 will pay for 100 girl survivors at FAIR Girls to receive art therapy for six full months in our JewelGirls program!  This means 8 hours a week times 100 girls.  That is 8,000 hours!"

For February's Project of the Month, we're happy to tell you about a project called "Gift Learning Kits to Rural Girls" led by our partner, Educate Girls. Their project provides learning kits to students in primary grade levels. Each kit emphasizes the use of activities and games to teach English, Hindi and Math, and it provides every school with child-centric teaching material and training. Kits include a box of posters, playing cards, crayons and much more to make learning fun for children.

Project Leader, Nooreen Dossa, wanted to share with you her message of thanks upon learning that they were selected to participate in the Project of the Month Club:

"It is very encouraging that our project, 'Gift learning kits to rural girls,' has been selected as the project of the month. This support has given an impetus to our project as we promote child centric learning in rural schools.”

Thank you so much for your support and kindness this holiday season, and we hope that you are proud to know that you are empowering girls rescued from sex slavery to achieve their goals. Your support is having an earth-changing impact around the world.

Warm regards,
Mari and the GlobalGiving Team

Jan 10, 2013

Project of the Month Update: January 2013

Dear Project of the Month Club,

We are thrilled to let you know that last month, you and 157 other Project of the Month Club members raised an amazing $5,953 for "Empowering Women Through Design in Rural Peru," providing women economic stablility while still encouraging creativity and education.

Annie Millican, Project Leader, shared with us their plans for spending your donations:

"With [these funds] we will give our three seamstresses training in computer and administrative skills so they can increasingly manage their own orders and sales. We will also provide further trainings in pattern-making so they can truly take the lead in designing quality, fashion-forward items. We will provide hard-skills training to our new spinning cooperative, a group of 11 young women, to teach them to create felt out of leftover fleece; we will teach the seamstress-designers to use this felt as another raw material that supports local women.

Finally, we will invest in sales and marketing to enable all our cooperatives to access a wider market and immediately improve their income. This will allows us to increase the skills, autonomy, responsibility and income of all the 95 women with whom Awamaki works, so that they may continue to invest in their communities and create a better life for themselves and their families."

For January's Project of the Month, we're glad to tell you about a project called "I Am A JewelGirl. What Kind Of Girl Are You?led by one of our partners, FAIR Girls. This project empowers orphaned and formerly trafficked Russian girls aged 11 to 18 with the skills, knowledge, and community networks they need to overcome their own exploitation and lead other girls toward freedom and independence.

Their Project Leader, Andrea Powell, wanted to share with you her message of thanks upon learning that they were selected to participate in the Project of the Month Club:

"FAIR Girls is excited and honored to be a part of the Project of the Month Club!  Every day, we empower girl victims of sex trafficking and labor exploitation to become strong survivors.  In our JewelGirls program, we  provide 100 girls in Moscow and St. Petersburg with the opportunity to empower themselves through job preparedness workshops, knowledge on how to stay safe from sexual violence and exploitation, art therapy, and access to professional counselors and a support network of peers.

What's more, the money they earn through the sale of jewelry created in art therapy, together with the skills they learn, give them the self confidence and income generation they need to become strong survivors."

Thank you so much for your support and kindness this holiday season, and we hope that you are proud to know that you are empowering girls rescued from sex slavery to achieve their goals. Your support is having an earth-changing impact around the world.

Warm regards,
Mari and the GlobalGiving Team

Dec 10, 2012

Project of the Month Update: December 2012

Dear Project of the Month Club,

We’re pleased to share with you that last month, you and 131 other Project of the Month Club members raised $3,953 for "Change The Lives Of Troubled Youth & Shelter Dogs" a project helping incarcerated youth learn patience, compassion and responsibility by caring for, training and finding adoptive homes for shelter dogs that might otherwise be euthanized.

Sharlene Erickson, one of this project's leaders, wanted to let you know that your donations are going to purchase building materials so that the youths can build more kennels and save more dogs. They're excited to "change youths one dog at a time!"

For December's Project of the Month, we're excited to share with you a project called "Empowering Women Through Design in Rural Peruled by an organization calle Awamaki. Economic opportunities for women in Ollantaytambo, Peru are limited, do not pay well, and are based exclusively on a tenuous tourism market. Single mothers work tirelessly to support and care for their children. They have limited professional mobility and often suffer from depression without an outlet for creative self-expression while struggling to make an income during rainy season when they cannot sell their textiles to tourists. Awamaki Lab is a fashion design residency that both supports Quechua weavers by creating new sales channels for their textiles, and helps to finance a sewing and design collective in Ollantaytambo to create a sustainable enterprise for local women.

Annie Millican, Project Leader, wanted to share with you her message of gratitude upon learning that she was selected to participate in the Project of the Month Club:

"We are deeply grateful to Global Giving for this recognition.  Being selected as project of the month is a wonderful opportunity for us to share our interdisciplinary approach to community development with the Global Giving network.  It helps validate the three rewarding and challenging years we’ve spent building an educational residency that fosters meaningful employment for rural female artisans.  Our entire team is simply thrilled!"  

Thank you so much for your support and kindness this holiday season, and we hope that you are proud to know that you are offering an opportunity for women in Peru to express their creativity while creating an environment for their economic stabiity and growht. Your support is having an earth-changing impact around the world.

Warm regards,
Mari and the GlobalGiving Team

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

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