Dear donors and friends.
We would like to take this opportunity to update you on the latest from the scholarship girls and also to call on your help once more to complete our entire goal. We have now raised just less than $9,000 for this project. However we have another $15,000 to go for all the girls to complete a full three year degree. There is still plenty of work to be done in raising awareness and money for these girls who have so far not let us down and have progressed greatly in their studies.
We have a couple of projects aimed at helping the girls along further. One such project, and one which you could forward to your friends, colleagues and network is a project started by a volunteer. Leslie and her partner will be racing in a rickshaw around India for 2 weeks to raise money and awareness for our scholarship girls! You can visit their site on: http://teamleslieandantoine.com/ and you can donate through their GlobalGiving site as they are a g4g fundraiser - http://www.globalgiving.org/fundraisers/7806. At the end of their trip, they will meet the 8 chosen scholarship girls in India, so we are looking forward to that meeting and be sure to follow them on social media, because the more 'likes' they have the more chances they have to receive sponsorship!
You could also give strategically by utilising the GlobalGiving Bonus Day: On Tuesday October 15th, GlobalGiving is giving away $15,000 in matching funds, they will begin at 9:01pm EDT and will end at 8:59 pm EDT on Wednesday, October 16th or until funds run out. Matching is applied at 30% up to $1,000 per donor per project (for example, a donation of $1,500 will receive a $300 match). Only donations made by unique donors per project will be matched, so those who have already donated, your further donations will not be eligible for matching so please forward this great deal and help us spread the word! Additionally, the project that has the most unique donors on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving. This is an excellent opportunity for us to boost our donations and help us reach our goal of reaching $24,000 to put all the girls through university! Remember to spread the word and save the date: Tuesday October 15th!
How are the girls?
In our last report we informed you that Chandana will be taking the girls to the Bosch factory for a learning experience. The date is set and on October 5th, Chandana will take the girls around the factory and give them a perspective of the industry from the factory floor. We are looking forward to hearing how it went and seeing the pictures. We are also looking forward to announcing which studies the next 4 girls chose and update you on their first days at University.
Let’s work together to help these girls and enable them to help others!
Our Best Regards
The g4g team