Dear Project of the Month Club,
September has been quite the busy month for GlobalGiving. We welcomed 53 brand-new nonprofit partners in the last month's Open Challenge and launched the GlobalGiving for Global Goals initiative, which not only raises awareness for the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, but also features incredible projects that align with each goal. And that’s not all: we have a new earth-changing project to share with you this month!
But first, let's recap what you accomplished last month. In September, 215 of you gave a total of $6,991 to The Kasiisi Project’s Sanitary Pads Keep Ugandan Girls In School project. Your donations will help young women in Uganda become powerful peer leaders in their schools and expand their learning of reproductive health education.
This October, your monthly donation will support Puerta Abierta’s Give School to Abandoned Girls in Mexico project, which gives girls in Mexico the quality education and skills they need to become successful, financially independent adults. The school also helps abandoned girls overcome past abuse with psychosocial support.
Connie Duran Robertson, the president of Puerta Abierta, has this message for you:“Thank you all for your generosity and for caring for our girls. As soon as we got the news we began imagining the best way to apply this donation on building a brighter future for them. We all, staff and board members, are very grateful to hear the news and excited to have been selected as project of the month, this motivates us to work harder!”
So what can your donation do for Puerta Abierta? Connie had some pretty wonderful ideas:
“Your generosity will support uniforms, school shoes, sports shoes, sports gear, books, and school materials for all the girls. We just received 2 new girls who need emotional and cognitive evaluations, emotional therapies, learning therapies, and medical evaluation so they can reach their full potential. We will be transparent and responsible with your donation, thanks again.”
We here at GlobalGiving share Puerta Abierta’s appreciation of your continuous generosity. Your commitment to changing lives around the world is truly inspiring, and we can’t wait to see the impact you'll make next month!
Mari + the GlobalGiving Team
Summer is winding down here in DC and that means a few things: kids are back to school, our September Open Challenge is in full swing, and the temperature is finally beginning to drop. While I do love the cool weather, I’ve got something much cooler to share: the impact your donations are making for nonprofits around the globe!
In August, 215 of you gave a total of $6,985 to The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project's Provide Education To AIDS Orphans In Rural Uganda project. Thanks to your donations, 20 HIV/AIDS orphans in Uganda will be able to not only attend school for an entire year, but also have supplies, healthcare, and two hot meals each day!
This September, your monthly donation will support The Kasiisi Project’s Sanitary Pads Keep Ugandan Girls In School project, which has three main initiatives: keeping girls in school, helping girls stay informed about their reproductive health, and eventually giving students the opportunity to be economically independent.
Caroline Riss, an advisor and board member of The Kasiisi Project, has this message for you:“Thank you on behalf of the “Sanitary Pads Keep Ugandan Girls in School” Kasiisi Project for your generosity this month! Our staff in Uganda was immediately relayed the exciting news and their reactions were priceless! Everyone had great ideas on how we could use the gift to further our programs related to sanitary pad distribution and sexual health education.”
So what can your donation do for The Kasiisi Project? Caroline and her team had a few ideas:
“The support you will provide this month will allow for extra materials and trainings for our peer education program, which trains young women to be peer educators in their schools and inform other girls (and refute myths) about reproductive health, menstruation, puberty and relationships with boys. The peer educators are taught by our community health worker who circulates between the primary schools giving lessons and handing out sanitary pads.”
We are continuously blown away by the amazing impact Project of the Month Club members like you make each and every month. Thank you for your continued support!
Dear R.O.A.R. Supporters,
In the five years we have hosted ANIMAL PLANET’S R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond) matching campaign, we have never seen such a tremendous outpouring of support. We are happy to report that all $100,000 in matching funds were claimed after the campaign had been live for only three hours. Your generosity means the projects that benefit from the fund will be better able to carry out their important work helping animals around the world.
The matching funds may have run out, but there are still opportunities to win bonus prizes until October 12, 2015 (23:59 EDT)! ANIMAL PLANET will donate five bonuses of $4,000 each for the following:
Updates on the R.O.A.R. Fund partners:
Thank you again for your continued support of ANIMAL PLANET’S R.O.A.R. Fund and showing compassion to animals in your communities and in the wild.
Best wishes,The GlobalGiving Team