Dec 23, 2019

Be prepared

Thanks to all of you and your generosity, we are getting close to completing fundraising on Phase 2 of the project - building a solar electricity run medical clinic in a community without a hospital that needs nearby medical care. We have just $9,000 left to raise to close Phase 2 funding and installing the clinic.

Two years after category 5 hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, hotels are opening and tourists are returning. This is wonderful news, but more than ever, being prepared in important. 

This clinic's purpose to bring medical help closer to more people.  It creates resilient communities but most importantly saves lives by ensuring medical help is nearby.

Medical emergencies cannot be planned, and we are determined through Phase 2 to ensure safe, easily accessible medical help. Thank you for all your help. We are now near the home stretch. Together, let's make a difference.

Dec 2, 2019

Fundraising continues ...

At this stage, we are focused on fundraising. The need is real and so very great.  The Garage School does so much for street children, providing education, love and food - nutritious staples - at school and in their homes.
This project is very ambitious in that it is an entire new building.  It is not yet constructing and renovating the building to be safe, but home-like for these children.
The architecture has been donated and the plans are coming to life in what looks to be a gorgeous building, especially in this extremely poverty stricken area.
Thank you for your donation and for spreading the word.  
Oct 16, 2019

Step by Step

Lend a hand today!
Lend a hand today!

It's amazing how much joy was spread by this campaign during Ramadan. Not only were orphans - some of the most neglected persons in society - fed and cherished and sent love, but there was a connection between them and the larger community, the humanity of the world.  Sometimes just knowing you are seen, that is, people know you are alive and exist, is enough to keep someone going in a cold, tough world.

Aisha, 11, said it best.  "This is for me!" she exclaimed in Urdu.  "Really! Really!  Really!"  Her excitement was worth all the facilitation, coordination that went into making this happen.  

The greatest joy is being able to put a smile on a face, particular a face that doesn't usually have a reason to smile.

As we focus on our goal of distributing these dates on Ramadan 2020, starting Friday, 24 April 2020 (estimated), we are fundraising so we can gear up for a major distribution drive. Some of you are asking us why donate now when there is time. Also, some people feel its better to give the donation during Ramadan, not in advance.

So, we wanted to focus this report on our vision and how to make your donation more impactful.

If all 7 of those in this group donated $15 every Friday the whole year, that would be $105 a week.  27 weeks from now, Ramadan will begin and $2835 will be raised and 3 1/2 orphanages will have supply for Ramadan every day for the entire month!  

This token amount weekly becomes impactful.  From a religious point of view, it is feeding those and the feeding will take place in Ramadan even if the donations are consistent throughout the year.  How beautiful is that.

Lend a hand and see the joy unfold.

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