I am writing to convey very positive news about our 1st Palestinian Birthing Center-Jordan Valley project! Thanks to your support, implementation of this project is now underway!
Last month, Donna Baranski-Walker, founder and executive director of Rebuilding Alliance, met with Jim Stunkel, Project Lead from Assist International, the organization that will provide the birthing center equipment and training. Donna and Jim then developed a Memorandum of Understanding for all the stakeholders in the project and connected with the Rotary Club of Ramallah (our project partners) to work through details.
Here are all the tasks that must be addressed:
Below are some pictures of the medical clinic, along with Kali’s measurements of the clinic. We at Rebuilding Alliance are excited to see photos of where the clinic will be located and are happy to share them with you! Thank you again for supporting this project!
Good news: Rotary International has approved a matching grant that will provide the birthing center equipment, in parallel with our Rebuilding Alliance fundraising effort here in GlobalGiving.org to provide the training. At long last, we can launch this important project.
We're planning for early October. In addition to the technical training team, Rotarians from the San Francisco Area are encouraging Rebuilding Alliance to host a Holy Land Visit. The Rotary Club of Ramallah in Palestine and the Rotary Club of Nazareth in Israel will both be hosting, as well as the Villagers of Al Aqaba! We welcome you to join us! Details coming soon - please do send me email if you would like to join us!
Now, if you would, please take a moment to make a donation to this project to help meet the goal! We're almost there.
Today, Wednesday June 13th, GlobalGiving will match all donations to this project by 50%! Their Match Day will end at 11:59 pm Eastern time or sooner if their matching funds run out.
Thank you again for making Al Aqaba's dream, the 1st Palestinian Birthing Center in the Jordan Vally, a reality!
I am writing to update you about the status of this project and let you know about important upcoming milestones related to our Birthing Center project.
Thank you again for your support, and your patience.
Sincerely,Rudolfo San Miguel GlobalGiving Coordinator Rebuilding Alliance firstname.lastname@example.org 650-325-4663
I have some exciting news about the birthing center. Because of your continued support and donations, this project is nearly fully funded!
In addition, the Rotary Club Matching Grant which is for the birthing center equipment (ultra-sound, heart-monitors, etc.), has now been sponsored by seven Rotary Clubs in the United States, Palestine, and Israel. That matching grant application, a sister grant to the birthing center training provided through your donations to GlobalGiving, now moves forward for review at Rotary International. In total, both grants will make this is a $58,000 project! We look forward to approval in a few months time.
If all goes well, the equipment will arrive in the spring and training at the birthing center will commence shortly thereafter. Would you like to travel there to join them? We are organizing a tour in April or May, 2012 to visit the Holyland and stay in Al Aqaba while this training gets underway. If you are interested in learning more about this tour, please let me know!
Thank you for your continuing support in helping fund this project. Through your generosity, Palestinian families of Area C in the West Bank will have a birthing center, in'shalah, equipped and staffed, to provide family-centered birthing assistance in addition to pre and post-natal care for mothers and children.
Sincerely,Rudolfo San Miguel Rebuilding Alliance GlobalGiving Coordinator
Thank you so much for your past support of Rebuilding Alliance's workl We've used every dollar donated to remarkable results. I ask for your help once again.
In just a few hours time, GlobalGIving will match by 30% every dollar donated, up to $1000. They have $100,000 to give away in just 24hrs on Wednesday Oct. 19th, Eastern Time.
We need your help to rebuild Palestinian homes, schools, playgrounds, libraries. This Birthing Center project is just $2,215 from being fully funded!
Please donate as early in the day as you can, before the funds run out.
Questions, suggestions? Please call me at 650-325-4663.
P.S. Your donation, large or small, really matters. GlobalGiving is providing a grant to the project with the most donors, and also a grant to the project that raises the most donations. We can do it... last time Rebuilding Alliance came in second. This time, help us to win!
P.P.S. One of our earlier GG Match projects helped create housing for teachers in Al Aqaba village. Here are photos of the Japanese teacher who came this past Sunday to give the children an overview of Japan!
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