Indah & Gita with their favourite books
Indah is one of our library’s regular visitors. This 5 year-old girl comes after school almost every day. “I love coming to the library because the YUM Library has a lot of books, games and toys” she said. “There are always many different kinds of activities every day. My favorite activity is coloring and drawing. I love borrowing books with many beautiful pictures because I am not been able to read yet. My parents drop me here after coming home from school and having lunch. They feel safe letting me stay and play here.”
Another regular visitor is Gita, she is in the 4th grade now. “I live nearby to the YUM Kalimantan premises. My friends and I walk together from home to here. There are so many interesting books and toys in the library. Once a week after the Health and Nutrition program, Miss Rusti the librarian will offer a glass of milk for the children. The library is like a second home to me, I go here almost every day. Sometimes Miss Rusti helps me with my homework too.”
This end of year, we would like your help with another of YUM's projects, a library and early childhood learning centre in West Java which is currently looking for donors to keep it alive. This award-winning project is up on GlobalGiving and you can view the project here.
GlobalGiving is providing four amazing opportunities for you to make the most out of your donation:
1. Little By Little By Little Campaign: from October 25th to November 1st, all donations up to £50 via globalgiving.co.uk will be matched at 50%!
2. #GivingTuesday: on November 29th, for the first half million dollars raised, all costs of transaction processing on donations is covered by a generous donor! So your donation goes fully to your chosen organisation!
3. Year End Donations: on November 29th, there is $20,000 available in bonus prizes and after that until December 31st, there is an another $10,000 available in bonus prizes!
4. Recurring Match Donations: from November 29th to December 31st, any new recurring donation will be matched 100% on the fourth month! If you were to set up a recurring donation on #GivingTuesday, your donation would be free of transaction costs, contribute towards our goals of reaching one of the $20,000 bonus prizes AND be matched at 100% on the fourth months. That's A LOT for one donation :)
Please know that we are extremely grateful for donors like you for all the help you are providing to our projects! Thank you for being part of our community!
Yayasan Usaha Mulia (YUM)
Gita and her arts and crafts creation
Storytelling activity at the library