Start a Preschool for 60 Children in South Africa

by Even Ground
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Oct 10, 2013

Breaking ground and building futures

Looking forward to learning in the new center
Looking forward to learning in the new center

Dear Friends of Thembanathi,

Since I last wrote, we've made great progress in the construction of our new building. The land is now leveled and fenced, the foundation poured, and the building half way up. Thanks to all of you, we're on track to finish in January 2014 as planned, in time for the start of the school year in South Africa.

It's so exciting to watch the building grow each day and to begin to envision all the activities that will take place within it.

We envision:

  • a model center of learning, love, and laughter for 60 young children
  • a vibrant community center where families and community members can come together to strengthen networks of support for children 
  • a beautiful garden providing healthy food for the center's feeding program and the surrounding community
  • a lovely library filled with books and materials for learners of all ages

While we've raised nearly all the funds for the construction itself, we still need to raise funds to equip the classrooms, offices, kitchen, and community room, to build a playground structure, and to provide additional education materials. We'd really appreciate your support in this effort, either through donating to support our project yourself or helping us to spread the word and raise funds from others. Global Giving has a great fundraiser platform that supporters can use to raise funds themselves. You can do this for a birthday, sporting event, wedding, or any other reason, and could dedicate your funds to a specific cause (e.g. building a playground, buying seedlings for the garden, etc). Check it out here - http://www.globalgiving.org/dy/v2/fundraiser-new/type Feel free to get in touch with me to discuss this option in more detail - lindsey@thembanathi.org

Thank you again for all your support thus far! We hope we can count on you to help us reach our goal and have the center ready to open in January.

Thanks again!

Warmly,
Lindsey
Bricklaying
Bricklaying

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Even Ground

Location: Buffalo Grove, Illinois - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.evenground.org
Project Leader:
Lindsey Reynolds
Buffalo Grove, Illinois United States
$28,485 raised of $35,000 goal
 
297 donations
$6,515 to go
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