Dear Blossom Bus and Girl Effect fans,We would like thank you for investing in the Blossom Bus project in rural India. With your generous support, 150 girls will be returning to school – often escaping arranged marriages – at the start of the academic year next month. Most if not all of these young women are the first Muslim girls in the history of their villages to ever reach high school—news worthy of celebration in a community where only 2% of women are literate.The results of our victory in the Girl Effect challenge are likewise evident, as we received our first check of nearly $4,000 from the Girl Effect Fund for the month of January alone! If the Girl Effect Fund were to maintain this pace throughout the year, we anticipate being able to more than double the project’s reach in 2013.More exciting news: today is matching day!Did you know that an additional donation to the Blossom Bus can be matched 30% today?! GlobalGiving put up $50,000 in matching funds at 12:01 am EST, Wednesday March 14 to give your charitable contribution to our cause an extra boost. Check out how your donation today will grow:$10 = $13$50 = $66$75 = $100$150 = $200What’s more, for this first Bonus Day of the year GlobalGiving is awarding $1,000 to the project that raises the most money and another $1,000 to the project with the most unique donors. This is exactly how you won GlobalGiving’s Girl Effect Challenge for our Blossom Bus project last October, and we know you can do it again!But remember, once the $50,000 in matching funds runs out, the bonus boosts are over. So to make sure you snag that extra 30% AND put us in the running for the $1,000 bonus money, submit your donation now! Thanks again for your continued support!Lots of love,Lotus Outreach
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