GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club

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GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club

Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

For many of us, summer is coming to a close—but not for our September Project of the Month Mariposa Center for Girls!

From surfing and other outdoor sports to community-building in the sun, The Mariposa Center for Girls gives young women and girls who are living in extreme poverty in the Dominican Republic the chance to grow, play, and build a better life for themselves. Their center is a safe space to build community through sports, learn life and professional skills, and access free healthcare, libraries, and computers. These resources not only support healthy development but also help break the cycle of poverty.

Executive Director Patricia Suriel shared that this extra support would be vital as the impacts of COVID-19 continue to alter programming. 

“Due to the pandemic, being able to spread out and have more open-air spaces has become essential. These donations will assist us with maintaining those spaces and making sure that the Mariposa girls can learn, eat, and be active as safely as possible.”

To learn more about how the Mariposa DR Foundation is helping girls thrive, check out their most recent report

Thank you so much for your compassion.

With gratitude,

Alix Guerrier
GlobalGiving CEO

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Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

Across Greece, more than 4,000 kids are living without their families. 

Many of these children have been forced to flee their homes due to violence, economic instability, or the impacts of the climate crisis. Far too often, their wellbeing is threatened by poor living conditions, trafficking, and legal barriers. 

Our August Project of the Month Support the unaccompanied refugee minors in Greece by Better Days Greece is providing critical aid to these children. Better Days works holistically, offering emergency healthcare, clothing, and food as well as supporting long-term healing through counseling and legal services.

When they learned that Better Days was selected as the August Project of the Month, Outreach and Communications Coordinator Daniel Larios Gomez shared:

“We couldn't be happier to receive this recognition and support, not only for the impact that this money will have towards supporting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children but also it gives us strength and determination to continue delivering dignifying aid for as long as it's needed.”

To learn more about how Better Days is keeping children in refugee camps safe, check out their most recent report

Thank you so much for your constant generosity.

All the best, 

Alix Guerrier 

GlobalGiving CEO

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Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

In February 2021, our July Project of the Month, HERD (Hoedspruit Elephant Rehabilitation and Development), took in a young elephant calf who had been caught in an illegal poaching snare. They named her Fenya. 

Fenya was severely injured and malnourished after spending nearly two months trapped and alone. Sadly, despite the HERD team’s efforts, Fenya passed away in March. Thankfully, that’s not where the story ends. 

Across South Africa, elephants like Fenya are facing high levels of poaching, most often for food or ivory. HERD gives survivors like Fenya a second chance, offering veterinary services, rehabilitation, and, eventually, a new family in the local Jabulani herd. 

Team member Che Coetzee shared this message when they learned that HERD was selected as the July Project of the Month:

“Funds from the Project of the Month Club will assist us in a major way to both manage the impacts of the elephants on the land, continue buying and providing milk, and continue meeting the costs of running the first dedicated orphanage in South Africa. The needs of the elephants in our care are great, and with your help, we can continue doing great work! Thank you.”

To learn more about how HERD is protecting elephants in South Africa, check out their most recent report

Thank you so much for your compassion and commitment.


Alix Guerrier 

GlobalGiving CEO

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Dear Project of the Month Club Member, 

Summer is on its way for many of us, promising sunny days, family reunions, vacations, and more. In fact, your generosity is getting a head start by traveling to Fiji—and fighting gender discrimination along the way. 

In the Pacific Island region, women and girls who have survived sexual violence face high levels of discrimination. Gender stereotypes and rape myths often prevent survivors from receiving support from the justice system and ensure that perpetrators of sexual violence go unpunished.

This June, your donation will support ICAAD’s project Justice for Women and Girls in the Pacific, which is working to end this destructive cycle. By addressing gender stereotypes within the justice system, ICAAD’s efforts build gender equality across the Pacific Islands and help women and girls stay safe. 

When they learned that ICAAD was chosen as the May Project of the Month, Co-founder Hansdeep Singh sent this message:

“ICAAD has partnered with GlobalGiving to crowdfund for its work on tackling systemic discrimination since our inception a decade ago. We are thrilled and honored to be recognized by the Project of the Month Club for our gender-based violence work in the Pacific Island region.”

To learn more about ICAAD’s work, check out their most recent report

Thank you for another month of inspiring compassion! 

With heartfelt gratitude,  

Alix Guerrier 

GlobalGiving CEO

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World Heartbeat Music Academy
World Heartbeat Music Academy

Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

In 2021 alone, your generosity has traveled from Colombia to Kenya—and beyond. This month, your impact will cross the Atlantic to land in Wandsworth, London. 

In this southwestern borough, more than 20% of children under the age of 16 live below the poverty line. In addition to the many trials of COVID-19, these kids face a higher-than-average risk of mental health issues and limited access to growth opportunities, such as extracurricular activities and after-school programs. 

Our May Project of the Month World Heartbeat Music Academy is working to change that. 

Their project Music tuition for 70 disadvantaged children in London provides free music education, and instruments to 70 disadvantaged and socially isolated young people, ranging from 5 to 19 years old. The music tuition not only provides participants the opportunity to develop new skills and build community but also fosters their leadership potential and encourages sustainable careers in the creative sector. 

When she learned that World Heart Beat Music Academy was chosen as the May Project of the Month, Founder and Artistic DirectorSahana Gero sent this message:

“Gifts through being Project of the Month will make a huge difference, enabling us to provide free music tuition and instruments to children and young people who would otherwise not have been able to take part. For these students, participating gives them a sense of purpose and achievement, and opens up a whole world of opportunities for them.”

To learn more about how World Heart Beat Music Academy is helping children continue their education, check out their most recent report

Thank you so much for your compassion and commitment. Wishing you and your loved ones a happy spring!  



Alix Guerrier 

GlobalGiving CEO

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