Dear friends of Lotus Outreach,
You are AMAZING!!!
In just one week, 78 generous supporters donated over $5,700, earning us a permanent spot on GlobalGiving.com while ensuring 250 Indian child laborers will start school next month!
Because of the incredible success of this campaign, I contacted our Project Manager in India, Suraj Kumar, to see if we could make this initiative even bigger. He informed me that there are approximately 20-30 children laboring in each of Mewat’s 30 brick kilns and he is confident that we could enroll 600-700 of them in school!
We have therefore decided to “reach for the stars” to give these children the opportunity to do the same. We have expanded our GlobalGiving project goal to a total of $16,000, which will provide educational scholarships for each and every one of the children working in Mewat’s brick factories.
There is another major incentive for expanding this initiative: if we can earn one of the top spots for the number of donors and dollars raised, we could win an extra $6,000 directly from GlobalGiving! As of writing, Lotus Outreach is currently ranked #1 for donors and #2 for dollars on the GlobalGiving leaderboard (keep track at http://www.globalgiving.com/dy/v2/globalchallenge.html). If we can maintain these rankings, we will be awarded $5,000 at the close of the challenge. And if we can get to the #1 spot for dollars, the award will increase by an additional $1,000.
Will you help us get there by spreading the word? Send a note to your friends and family and tell them why this cause matters to you. Every effort counts!
Thank you again for helping Lotus Outreach—and the children we serve in India—blossom. We look forward to sharing exciting developments in the coming weeks and months.
Lotus Outreach International