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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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Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

We hope you had a great month of September! We had an exciting month welcoming 78 new nonprofits into the GlobalGiving community with the September Accelerator, a virtual training program and crowdfunding campaign that helps nonprofits take their fundraising to the next level.

On top of that, you and 544 other club members collectively raised $21,216 for the month of September in support of Fundacion Minga Valpo, a GlobalGiving partner based in Chile, and its Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood project. Your generosity allowed them to continue expanding their mission of promoting sustainable human development while providing support for vulnerable children and youth.

This month, your Project of the Month Club donation will support our nonprofit partner Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) and its project created to Send 100 Girls to STEM Camp in Nigeria. W.TEC works to educate, to connect, and to empower Nigerian women through active engagement with information and communication technology via training, mentoring, and research.

Project Leader Oreoluwa Lesi wanted to express her gratitude to you and the other Project of the Month Club supporters for helping them empower young members of their community:

“When we received the email informing us that W.TEC's STEM Camp had been selected as Project of the Month, we honestly could not believe that such an honor had been bestowed on us. We want to thank the Club members for giving to W.TEC. This recognition has inspired us to do even more for the girls we work with, creating more opportunities for them to take their place as science and technology creators and leaders. 

This October, your donation is helping support W.TEC’s project aimed specifically at combating stereotypes and challenging the STEM gender divide by helping young women develop science, engineering, and technology skills as well as prepare for STEM careers. W.TEC achieves this goal by hosting two-week workshops that include a mixture of classes, workshops, presentations, and excursions all aimed at teaching 13-17-year-old girls how to develop useful technologies. 

Project Leader Oreoluwa is excited to reach even more young women with the help of your monthly gift:

“This year we launched a new STEM camp in Ilorin - Kwara State, which ran alongside three other existing camps. We found so many girls eager to learn more about science and technologymuch more than we could admit into the camps. Next year, this donation will enable us to accommodate even more girls to the camps.”

You can 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 November’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 summer! We finished off our summer with our Little by Little Campaign, where we encourage all our nonprofit partners to activate their donor base and show that when everyone gives a little, it goes a long way! With $60,000 in matching and $8,000 in bonus prizes from GlobalGiving, our partners raised more than $260,000 to fund their innovative projects around the world.

Additionally, you and the other 549 club members collectively raised $21,141 for the month of August in support of Project Maji Foundation, a GlobalGiving partner based in sub-Saharan Africa, and their project Sustainable Solar-Powered Water Kiosks in Ghana. Your support allowed them to continue combating the issue of water scarcity through sustainable efforts, as well as help improve local families’ economic situations by reducing the time needed for fetching water. 

This month, your Project of the Month Club donation will support Fundacion Minga Valpo, a Chilean organization whose goal is to promote sustainable human development as they link people, communities, and institutions to provide support for vulnerable children and youth, all the while protecting and preserving the environment.

Organization Director Carolina Moraes Zambrano wanted to pass along this message of gratitude to you and the rest of the Project of the Month Club supporters:

“We want to express our profound gratitude for the trust and confidence placed in our team. Thanks to your support, we have been able to improve this beautiful project and further our sincere commitment to developing better spaces for children in situations of social vulnerability. 

This September, your donation will support their Give Children a Safer and Happier Childhood project. By giving to this project, you are supporting their children’s community center in Valparaiso, Chilethe Ludoteca Mercedas well as the supervised programming and workshops there in the areas of cooking, gardening, music, and more. The Ludoteca Merced is fulfilling a great need in Valparaiso, as children are oftentimes put at risk as a result of poverty, violence, and too much time on the streets. 

Supporting more than 50 different kids a year, Fundacion Minga Valpo takes a different approach than conventional behavior correction organizations and aims to mitigate potential risk behaviors before they start. They achieve this goal by creating a space for children to learn, play, and find love and belonging—with volunteers and professionals always there for support.

Director Zambrano shares how your gift will help them expand their mission in the future:

We are planning to recruit extra teachers and expand the availability of workshops, so we can reach more children. We would also like to renovate the Ludoteca with solar panels, a rainwater harvesting system, and a greenhouse for food production. We want to make it an example for the community and teach children from all around Valparaiso about how to care for our environment.

You can read all about their recent work in their latest project report. And if you want to see the ongoing impact of your donation this month, you can subscribe to their updates by visiting their GlobalGiving project page! 

Thank you again for your extraordinary support! We can’t wait to tell you where your generosity is heading in October.

Warm wishes, 

Alix Guerrier

GlobalGiving CEO

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