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Oct 19, 2016

Your donation at work in Italy

In the two months since a devastating 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked central Italy, nearly 3,000 GlobalGivers like you have stepped forward to help. Thank you so much for your generous support of locally driven relief and recovery efforts.

The earthquake claimed 298 lives, injured more than 350 people, left 4,500 homeless and many more in need of food, water, and medical care. Our partners on the ground have been responding since the first days after the quake, and I’d like highlight three partners whose work you are funding:

  • Mission Bambini has been working to ensure 750 students at 15 schools damaged by the earthquake are able to continue their educations without interruption. They’re helping affected schools replace vital school supplies like computers, books, and scientific equipment.
  • Immediately after the earthquake struck, IsraAID dispatched their disaster response and relief team to affected areas across central Italy, focusing on the hard-hit towns of Amatrice, Pescara del Tronto, and Accumoli. They assisted search and rescue efforts, delivered emergency aid supplies, and provided psychosocial support to survivors. 
  • The team at ActionAid focused their response on meeting the needs of people most often marginalized after a major disaster—women, children, and people with disabilities. They’ve coordinated with local women’s groups to help survivors dealing with trauma from the earthquake, begun mapping public spaces and buildings according to their safety post-quake, and have been monitoring the allocation of governmental relief funds to ensure they’re reaching affected communities.

All of this work on behalf of earthquake survivors is possible thanks to the support of generous donors like you. Thank you so much for standing with those in need, and look for future updates on the progress of long-term recovery efforts in Italy.

Warmly,
Britt Lake + the GlobalGiving Team

Oct 14, 2016

One week after Matthew

With torrential rains and winds exceeding 160 mph, Hurricane Matthew made a devastating journey through the Caribbean, where more than 1,000 people lost their lives and another 1.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.

Even before the storm made landfall on October 4, we began reaching out to our partners on the ground in Haiti, Cuba, the Bahamas, and the southeastern United States. Since then, more than 20 organizations have begun responding. Here are four examples of GlobalGiving partners that are assisting survivors across the affected region now:

  • Partners In Health and its sister organization, Zanmi Lasante, are on the ground in Haiti responding with medical supplies and urgent health care for people critically in need both immediately and in the long-term.
  • Emergency food is on its way to the southeastern counties of Florida thanks to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
  • Beyond Borders is helping 100 vulnerable Haitian families repair and rebuild their homes, providing access to seed and tools so families can have more food, and supplying livestock or market goods families can sell to help them make a full recovery.
  • In The Bahamas, the storm has left many people without power or homes, and has left many people injured. Fishing For Families in Need is helping families get back on their feet by providing emergency supplies.

We’ve seen considerable concern about giving to relief efforts in Haiti because of billions of dollars in humanitarian aid that Haitians never saw after the devastating earthquake that struck the island in 2010.

But, as I wrote this week in the Huffington Post, you can be optimistic because you have made a great impact in two major ways: by giving cash and giving locally! Local organizations know the needs of their communities best, and giving cash instead of items helps them use funds to purchase the items they need most. If you have friends or family who’ve expressed skepticism about Hurricane Matthew relief efforts, you may want to share my post with them.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll share further updates on the impact your donations are making for the millions affected by Hurricane Matthew. We’re so grateful to donors like you who are part of our giving community committed to survivors of disasters like this one.

Warmly,
Britt Lake + the GlobalGiving Team

Oct 7, 2016

Project of the Month Update: October 2016

Bring Global Education To 100 In-Need Schools
Bring Global Education To 100 In-Need Schools

Dear Project of the Month Club,

We have rounded the corner into fall in D.C. and last month welcomed nearly 50 new nonprofit partners through the first-ever Accelerator campaign. Those projects are now on our site and ready for donations! Speaking of inspiring projects, we have one we are excited to share with you this month.

Last month, 261 of you gave a total of $8,873 to support Zartonk-89’s ICT as a tool for young voices project, where your donation is going to help fund aspiring journalists as they learn to use modern technology in Armenia.

This month your donations are supporting SIMA’s Bring Global Education to 100 In-Need Schools project, which introduces students to a wider worldview through educational documentaries. Andrea Kelsey, SIMA’s project leader, has this message for you:

“We are so honored to have been selected as GlobalGiving’s Project of The Month! On behalf of SIMA and 46,725 students across the U.S., thank you for giving us wings. SIMA Classroom was born out of a conviction to bring global education to the next generation of changemakers through the power of visual storytelling. With access to the most current and compelling works of social-documentary filmmaking via our annual Social Impact Media Awards, SIMA Classroom is a natural progression of our mission, allowing us to provide educators with the tools to inspire global perspective building and nurture the values of peace, respect and cross-cultural understanding. We are beyond grateful for your support in this endeavor and for your investment in education that builds a better world.”

When we asked what $8,800 could do for SIMA, Andrea immediately knew what kind of impact it would make:

“Your support will bring global education to 89 academic institutions across the U.S, serving 46,725 students and 2,234 educators. Your generosity will bring us to an incredible 32% of our fundraising goal for 2017, making SIMA Classroom accessible to our waiting list of an additional 284 at-need schools.”

Bringing global education to a student is great in itself, bringing it to 46,725 students is incredible! We can’t wait to share SIMA’s progress with you next month!

Warmly,
Mari Kuraishi + the GlobalGiving Team

ICT as a tool for young voices
ICT as a tool for young voices
 
   

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