GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club

 
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Jan 9, 2012

Project of the Month Update: January 2012

Educate Children in Ningxia Province, China
Educate Children in Ningxia Province, China

Dear Project of the Month Club,

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!

Warm regards,

Mari and the GlobalGiving Team

Help These Children Avoid Further Suffering
Help These Children Avoid Further Suffering
Dec 1, 2011

Project of the Month Club Update: December 2011

Increase Food Security in Oregon
Increase Food Security in Oregon

Dear Project of the Month Club,

Last month, the Project of the Month Club raised $3,124 from 98 donors to Increase Food Security in Oregonraising 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!

Warm regards,

Mari and the GlobalGiving Team

Education for children in Ningxia province, China
Education for children in Ningxia province, China
Nov 9, 2011

Project of the Month Update: November 2011

Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico
Microfinance for marginalized communities, Mexico

Dear Project of the Month Club,

Last month, the Project of the Month Club raised $2,529 from 100 donors to go toward Microfinance For Marginalized Communities, Mexico, a project sponsored by IMIFAP. In addition to funding microloans of $50 each to 25 entrepreneurs, your generous donations will also provide these individuals with necessary equipment for their microenterprises. When IMIFAP’s project leader Claire heard about your contribution, she said,

"We are so grateful to have been chosen as the project of the month for October. The additional funds that our microfinance programs will receive will allow us to purchase much needed equipment for microenterprises in rural Mexico. The funds may be used to purchase a dehydrator for fruits and vegetables, computers for internet cafes, tables and chairs for party rental businesses, sewing machines for sewing clothing and uniforms, or other equipment participants in our Yo quiero, yo puedo programs need for their microenterprises. Again, we express our deepest gratitude for this additional support."

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, your November donations will go to Increase Food Security in Oregon, raising the supply of nutrient-rich foods for over 923 relief agencies throughout the Oregon Food Bank Network. According to the USDA, Oregon is ranked 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.

The funds you raise this month will supply 7,200 meals to low-income individuals - freeing up scarce resources to cover more of life's basic necessities. We hope you are proud to know that your donations are helping men and women improve their living conditions for themselves and their families.

Thank you for being part of the Project of the Month Club, we are so grateful for your regular contributions. There are now 100 Club members – yay! – and collectively we can improve this season of thanksgiving for numerous needy families in Oregon. You can also give the Project of the Month club as a present this holiday season.

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!

Warm regards,
Mari and the GlobalGiving Team

Increase Food Security in Oregon
Increase Food Security in Oregon
Oct 12, 2011

Project of the Month Update: October 2011

The Safer World Fund - Afghan girls
The Safer World Fund - Afghan girls

Dear Project of the Month Club,

Last month, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the Project of the Month Club raised $2544 from 99 donors to go toward the various projects supported by the  Safer World FundWe're pleased to tell you that the Fund's founders, Joyce, David, and Gene--three Americans who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks--matched your donations at 50%, so you actually sent $3816 to be split between "Shelters for Women in Iraq and Afghanistan" and several other important projects supported by the Safer World Fund.

When Joyce and the founders heard about your contribution, they said, “thanks so much for your support -- what a great tribute to compassionate people everywhere. We appreciate your help in fostering positive change in the aftermath of 9/11.”

Your October donations will go to Microfinance For Marginalized Communities, Mexico, funding microloans to 25 entrepreneurs working to lift themselves out of poverty. The loans will be distributed by IMIFAP, and entrepreneurs will undergo comprehensive financial and life skills training as part of the loan process. The training program, called " Yo quiero,  yo puedo“ (I want to, I can), was recently awarded for excellence by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).  We hope you are proud knowing that your donations are helping men and women improve their living conditions for themselves and their families. 

Thank you for being part of the Project of the Month Club, we are so grateful for your regular contributions.  There are now 99 Club members - can you please spread the word to help us surpass 100 in October? We hope that you feel proud 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!

Warm regards, 
Mari and the GlobalGiving Team

A IMIFAP microfinance borrower
A IMIFAP microfinance borrower
Sep 6, 2011

Project of the Month Update: September 2011

August 2011: Solar Cookers for the School In Fiada
August 2011: Solar Cookers for the School In Fiada

Thank you for supporting Solar Cookers for the School In Fiadanana this past month!

Together we raised $2,347 from 94 donors in August to provide ten solar cookers to the Madegascar village of Fiadanana. This is what Dr. Ihanta, founder of Zahana had to say:

"We feel honored to be part of the project of the month club at GlobalGiving. it is wonderful and very encouraging that our solar cooker project in rural Madagascar can inspire people so far away."

It’s incredible to think about the impact of your combined efforts for this small village! Thank you!

This month we're pleased to announce that the September Project of the Month club funds will go to support the Safer World Fund in honor of the tenth anniversary of September 11th, 2001.

The Safer World Fund was created by Joyce Manchester, David Stapleton, and Gene Steuerle, three Americans who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks.

Gene, whose wife Norma was in the plane that hit the Pentagon, has reached out to numerous families and friends who also lost loved ones to terrorism. He, Joyce, and David created the Safer World Fund with the belief that education, health care, and economic opportunity in Afghanistan and Pakistan can counter the influence of extremists by weakening their base of community support.  

Your September donations will be split amongst several projects working to build a world in which the appeal of lives lived in dignity, opportunity, and hope triumphs over the allure of extremism and its use of terrorist tactics. You can find a full list of the projects supported by the Safer World Fund here.

If you’d like to give to this fund beyond your monthly Club donation, the Fund’s founders will be matching all donations at 50% starting on September 11, 2011. Please visit the project next Sunday or later to take advantage of the matching opportunity in honor of those whose lives were lost in the 9/11 attacks.

Thank you for being part of the Project of the Month Club, we continue to be humbled by the generosity of this group of donors.  We hope that you feel proud seeing the impact of your giving on a regular basis. If you feel connected to this cause and others like it, would you consider spreading the word about the Club with your friends?

We are grateful for your generosity, and we look forward to updating you on the amazing project that you will support next month!

Warm regards, 
Mari and the GlobalGiving Team

September 2011: The Safer World Fund
September 2011: The Safer World Fund

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