GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club

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

  • Miriam E
    Miriam E Another Project of the Month--another great project in which to invest!
    • 2 years ago
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Washington, D.C., United States

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Britt Lake

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