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GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club
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Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

We hope you had a great month of February! We are so grateful that you and 581 other club members raised $22,490 for Urban Refugees and its project, Changing the Way the World Supports Refugees, which is working to improve the lives of displaced people living in the Global South.

This month, your Project of the Month Club donation will support our nonprofit partner Trunks & Leaves and its project, Investing in Communities to Conserve Elephants.

Trunks & Leaves works to foster evidence-based conservation of wild Asian elephants and their habitats through research, education, policy, and advocacyin Sri Lanka and beyond. The organization engages wildlife managers, conservation practitioners, educators, and local communities in raising awareness and imagining solutions for elephant conservation.

Founder and President Shermin de Silva expresses her thanks to you and other Project of the Month Club members for supporting their cause:

“We are so pleased and excited to be chosen for the Project of the Month Club by GlobalGiving! Trunks & Leaves is a tiny nonprofit with an elephantine missionprotecting the wild Asian elephants and the landscapes they depend on. International wildlife conservation is a crowded field that is notoriously underfunded. We are the sole research-based organization dedicated to this iconic endangered species, and so grateful for this generous show of support for our unique mission.”

Shermin shares how your generosity will power Trunks & Leaves’s mission in 2020:

“The heart and soul of this work are our dedicated and hard-working team on the ground. Our local field staff and assistants are engaged in the daily monitoring of elephants, maintaining our camera traps and data, and most importantly, communicating with farmers who are working with us… These funds will support two full-time staff salaries for all of 2020, as well as stipends for up to three community-based assistants. Compassionate conservation requires addressing the needs of people as well as wildlife, and this gift brings us closer to achieving our vision of a world in which both thrive together. “

You can learn more about Trunks & Leaves’s incredible work in its latest project report.

Thank you again for your ongoing support of the Project of the Month Club. We can’t wait to share where your generosity is headed in the month of April.

Warm wishes, 

Alix Guerrier

GlobalGiving CEO

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Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

We hope January was a great start to 2020! We had a wonderful time preparing ways to continue to elevate our nonprofit partners throughout the year. On top of that, you and 595 other club members raised $23,067 for the project, NGO & Indigenous Women Sustaining Impact in Mexico, and its organization, PSYDEH A.C, which is working “to empower indigenous women (and men) to lead the bottom-up, sustainable development of their own self-reliant communities in Mexico.”

This month, your Project of the Month Club donation will support our nonprofit partner Urban Refugees and its project, Changing the Way the World Supports Refugees

Urban Refugees works to improve the lives of displaced people living in the Global South. Project Leader Adiel Suarez-Murias expresses her gratitude to you and the other Project of the Month Club members for supporting their mission:

“On behalf of all of us at Urban Refugees, please accept our deepest gratitude for your generous support of our work. As you may know, Urban Refugees is a small team tackling a daunting challenge, which makes gifts like yours all the more meaningful: they truly make our work possible. As our team leans into planning for 2020 and beyond, this gift in particular was an extraordinary—and welcome—surprise. Thank you for your generosity and belief in our work.”

Project Leader Adiel is excited to share how your gift will supplement Urban Refugees’ work over the next year:

“Our approach to building sustainable solutions to the refugee crisis is to focus on cities, where most refugees live—beyond the reach of traditional aid. In response to the lapse of need, refugees themselves build grassroots organizations, providing critical services to their communities. The Urban Refugees Incubation Program partners directly with these organizations to help them become self-sustaining.  

A central tenet of sustainability is fundraising—as refugee-led organizations typically face numerous financial challenges. Grants are a centerpiece of our incubation model—and the funds from your generous gift will fully fund two of these grants, for two refugee-led organizations.

We believe solutions to the global refugee crisis are possible—and we work with refugees every day to build them. Thank you again for believing in our work, and for helping to make it possible. It means the world to us.”

You can learn more about Urban Refugees in its latest project report.

Thank you very much for generously supporting community-led solutions to problems around the world. I look forward to sharing March’s Project of the Month with you.

Warm wishes, 

Alix Guerrier

GlobalGiving CEO

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Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

We hope you had a great December and a happy new year! GlobalGiving had an exciting Year-End Campaign, with 15,768 donors raising nearly $2 million to support our nonprofit partners’ causes around the world!

On top of that, you and 647 other club members collectively raised $32,421 for our nonprofit partner The Ideas Partnership and its project, Get a Kosovan Kid to School, which is holistically addressing inequalities facing children in Kosovo. Your donations are helping The Ideas Partnership provide many more young people with a quality education through their new learning center!

This month, your Project of the Month Club donation will support our nonprofit partner, PSYDEH A.C., and its project, NGO & Indigenous Women Sustaining Impact in Mexico. PSYDEH works “to empower indigenous women (and men) to lead the bottom-up, sustainable development of their own self-reliant communities in Mexico.” 

Senior Advisor Damon Taylor expresses his gratitude to you and the other Project of the Month Club members for supporting their efforts:

“Muchísimas gracias for investing in the Mexican grassroots non-profit Psicología y Derechos Humanos PSYDEH A.C. Your investment is timely and scales impact. It is timely because the government has cut nearly all public funds for non-profits like PSYDEH in 2020. It scales impact because the project in which you invest is designed to as much as triple the value of your donation through subsequent fund-generating work, money which, in turn, will strengthen our organizational capacity to make more impact in our needed bottom-up oriented work with marginalized women to confront their own social and economic inequities.”

PSYDEH’s project is specifically geared toward its fund-generating work that will help them have a greater impact empowering indigenous women across the region—95 percent of which report unlivable wages, violence, and average just a 3rd-grade level education.

Project Leader Damon is excited to share how your gift will supplement PSYDEH’s work over the next year:

“Sustained impact lies at the heart of PSYDEH's work strategy and spending. This donation will help PSYDEH to hire a Coordinator of Sustainability and maybe even a Coordinator of Social Impact–who help us leverage your investment into successfully diversifying funding streams in 2020-2021, finally securing our tax-deductible status in Mexico, and creating the social impact data points we need to improve as an organization and attract win-win collaborations.”

Learn more about their work and achievements from their latest project report.

Thank you very much for your support and generosity. I look forward to sharing February’s Project of the Month with you.

Warm wishes, 

Alix Guerrier

GlobalGiving CEO

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Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

We hope you had a great month of November! We were feeling especially grateful for you as we prepare for the holidays and reflect on your impact in the world throughout 2019. 

You and 563 other club members collectively raised $23,428 for the month of November in support of Pieta House, a GlobalGiving partner based in Ireland, and its Save a Life - Counselling for People in Crisis project. Your generosity supported the expansion of its free, evidence-based, emotional and psychological support to individuals in crisis living in disadvantaged communities.

This month, your Project of the Month Club donation will support our nonprofit partner The Ideas Partnership and its project, Get a Kosovan Kid to School. The Ideas Partnership is a volunteer-run organization that tackles the inequalities and challenges in education, cultural heritage, and the environment in Kosovothe poorest country in Europe. 

The project is focused on helping children from disadvantaged communities, specifically Kosovo's Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians, complete compulsory education. Only 4% of Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian adults have completed compulsory education. The Idea Partnership is taking a holistic approach to empowering its youngest citizens. It works with a team of volunteers from the community in addressing healthcare, school equipment, academic support, transport, and mediation to ensure children are equipped to enjoy a fruitful education.

Project Leader Elizabeth Gowing wanted to express her immense gratitude to you for helping her and her team empower young members of their community. Here is what she told us after we notified of her this month’s Project of the Month selection:

“It felt like Santa had just climbed down the chimney! To get your message and know all the things it makes possible was an extraordinary bonus for our work. In particular, we know that it will help us get many more kids in Kosovo to school through the ambitious new center that we are building to offer a fit-for-purpose space where learning can happen. This space will be where 60 pre-schoolers can learn in appropriate conditions, and get ready for school; it's where we'll hold our classes for children who are out of school; it's where we'll offer extra academic support to hundreds of children every month; it's where mothers will learn literacy skills so they can help their children.”

Elizabeth is excited to reach even more children and their families in the new center with the help of your monthly gift:

“Our physiotherapy classes for children with physical disabilities can take place without the challenges of children having to negotiate the steps of our current rented accommodation. The new center offers services for 300 people every week and is the base for our mediators who are the key connection between child, parent, and school and have made such a success of Getting Kosovan Kids to School. Now we believe that we can keep these services going, and do so in a space that will make them most effective..”

You can learn more about their heartwarming work and achievements from their latest project report.

Thank you very much for your support and generosity. I look forward to sharing January’s Project of the Month with you in the new year!

Warm wishes, 

Alix Guerrier

GlobalGiving CEO

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Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

Happy November! Did you know that over the past few months your generosity has spanned across five different continents? To providing quality education for children in the Brazilian Amazon to supporting endangered bandicoots in Australia, your monthly donations are making it possible for high-impact projects around the world to succeed.

Additionally, you and 566 other club members raised $24,109 for the month of October in support of Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) and its project created to Send 100 Girls to STEM Camp in Nigeria. Way to go! 

This month, your donation will support our nonprofit partner Pieta House and its project Save a Life - Counselling for People in Crisis in Ireland. Pieta House is committed to providing free mental health services to those in crisis and has served over 36,000 people in the past 12 years.

Funding and Grants Executive Erin McKay wanted to express her gratitude to you and the other Project of the Month Club members:

“Thank you so much to GlobalGiving and your donors for selecting us as one of your projects of the month. October was mental health awareness month and we are here in Ireland working to reduce stigma and increase awareness around our lifesaving work. The start of winter is a hard time for people, so being the November Project of the Month raises our visibility to people who may be in need of our help. We are so grateful for your support as we are an organization for and by the people of Ireland with most of our funding coming from generous people like yourselves.”

This November, your donation will specifically support Pieta House’s free one-on-one counseling for individuals in crisis. Many of the individuals that Pieta House serves come from disadvantaged areas where substance abuse, unemployment, and poverty are the norm, and mental health services are not accessible. Pieta House offers evidence-based emotional and psychological support at no cost to the individual.

Erin is excited to reach even more individuals in need with the help of our generous community of donors:

“Your generosity will go a long way to supporting our lifesaving work. Your donation will support our ability to provide crisis counselling for people who are experiencing a suicidal or self-harming crisis. Our intervention support offers people the lifeline they need to replace self-harm with self-love, reasons for dying with reasons for living, and despair with hope.”

You can learn more about the Pieta team’s work and achievements in their latest project report.

Thank you again for your ongoing support of the Project of the Month Club. We can’t wait to share where your generosity is headed in the month of December.

With Gratitude, 

Alix Guerrier

GlobalGiving CEO

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