Wednesday, July 15 is Globalgiving.org Bonus Match Day
Since 2000 we have assisted fragile families impacted by the twin burdens of extreme poverty and HIV/AIDs. Often, we function as the " family for family" providing not only social support but also guidance as to how to handle difficult situations. Each family has its own unique needs, and our Family Support Team meets with each family at least one time per week, sometimes daily if needed. Solutions to problems are individualized and sometimes requires a complex overview of what might be available .
We currently have a young member of our FSP who has developed a serious medical condtiom and we have advised by local doctors to seek more sophisticated assistance in Bangkok. Working with our home care team we have , over the past few weeks, arranged for bus transportation to Bangkok ( 11 hours one way) and medical testing as well as temporary housing for those family members accompanying. Now as in times past, we must step in to try to identify the "big picture" and see what might be done to assist the individual and and identify and manage its potential impact upon the family. Unlike the developed world, there is no insurance or socialized medical care for these fragile families to fall back on, so there are times when our oversight can mean all of the difference.
Stable funding is essential because it allows us to support the fragile families in our AIDS support program and help the family to access the medical care that they need and that would otherwise be unavaiable . Sometimes the help is financial, other times it is in the form of providing information and oversight to coordinate treatment. The Bonus Match day is vitally important to our ability to continue to fund our program through the summer months. Without you, our donors, this program would not be possible. As you review our projects, you will see that they are interconnected. As a way to manage scarce resources and funding, we first try to see if we can use existing programs to supplement needs in other Kasumisou projects. For example our education programs for children impacted by AIDS build upon the foundation progam of our AIDS support program.
We would be grateful if you can review our program updates and consider whether you might again join us in our efforts to continue to offer this program to support fragile families impacted by extreme poverty and HIV/AIDS. We have summarized the features of the Bonus Match below.
Thank you again for your kind support.
Barbara & Mark
How Bonus Day Works
Give a boost to your donation dollars ! Your project can earn a 50% match because we are a GlobalGiving 5 Star partner! All donations , of any and every amount, are happily accepted. A $10 donation can become $ 15 and it all adds up!
How it works:
Bonus # 1 : Your online donation using GlobalGiving Gift Cards , credit and debit cards or Paypal can be matched up to $1000 per project per donor.
# 2 Bonus Opportunity ~ $1000 prize for most funds raised by a project
#3 Bonus Opportunity ~ $1000 price for most unique donors to a project.
Go viral and spread the word! Organize your friends and community members to each make small donation ( $ 10) to our project,and put us in the running to win this prize!
Special notice to UK taxpayers: Our projects are now posted on GlobalGiving UK!
- You make a donation and GG UK combines your giving with other generous folks doing the same thing.
- GG UK claims back Gift Aid (if you are a UK tax-payer) to ensure your "tax bonus" goes to the project of your choice.
- GG UK ensures that your donation (including any Gift Aid) is on the ground within 60 days and has an immediate impact.