With this report I have posted a photo of a young man, a recent orphanage-leaver in St Petersburg, who takes part in our project to help orphans adapt to adult life. At the end of a recent session he stood up and said, "I can't wait to come back next time, but now I want to sing". Which he did, and the rest of the group joined in.
The good news is that, thanks to our Global Giving donors, we have raised enough money to keep this project going to the end of its first year, this summer. Because it has been so successful at raising the confidence of the participants, the project will continue next year with a larger group of teenagers living in orphanages and young people who have recently left orphanages.
We very much hope that you will help us reach this goal, and the Global Giving site is giving you good reasons to donate again this March.
If you live in the US the key date is March 16th. On this date a portion of your donations will be matched by Global Giving up to a certain amount. Don't worry, we will remind you nearer the time and give you more details. Just remember that on March 16th your donations will go further.
In the UK we have two weeks from 1st to 14th March to collect as many donations as possible for our Russian orphans project. We need to raise at least £500 from at least 25 donors during this period to be in with a chance of winning a prize. The ten projects to raise the most through globalgiving.co.uk will all win prizes of up to £500. Your donations large or small will help, and so will links to our page on Facebook or Twitter.
So, do please make a donation this March so we can give more St Petersburg orphans a reason to sing. Thank you!
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.