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GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club
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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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Photo from Women's Technology Empowerment Centre
Photo from Women
Photo from Women's Technology Empowerment Centre

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

Photo from Fundacion Minga Valpo
Photo from Fundacion Minga Valpo
Photo from Fundacion Minga Valpo
Photo from Fundacion Minga Valpo

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

Photo from Project Maji Foundation
Photo from Project Maji Foundation
Photo from Project Maji Foundation
Photo from Project Maji Foundation

Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

We hope you had a wonderful July! You and the other 551 club members collectively raised $21,833 in support of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Inc., a GlobalGiving partner based in Flushing, New York, and their Diminish Food Waste by Rescuing Excess for Hungry project.  This project takes fresh, unsold food and transfers it to organizations for donation. Your support made it possible for them to reach even more food-insecure individuals and also help protect the environment from the methane released by food waste! 

This month, your Project of the Month Club donation will support Project Maji Foundation. At Project Maji, their mission is to get clean water to rural populations of sub-Saharan Africa through solar-powered water kiosks. Water scarcity affects over 1.1 billion individuals. This problem disproportionately affects the women and children who need to travel far distances to fetch water that may still be unsanitary. Not only this, but water scarcity causes people to suffer from water-borne illnesses, stunted growth, and more. 

Project Contributor Rosemary Irons wanted to express her gratitude to you and the rest of the Project of the Month Club supporters for helping them change the statistics: 

“The transformative effect of clean water in rural communities is truly demonstrable; with less time devoted to fetching water, women have more time to pursue and improve their economic situation; and with less sick days and less time walking for water, children have more time for school. Simply put, clean water access restores and transforms time, health, and education in rural economies. With the support of GlobalGiving and its Club Members, Project Maji’s sustainable solution will continue to drive significant change across the continent, transforming the lives of those who have been left behind. Thank you from all of us at the Project Maji Team!

Your donations this August will go to Project Maji’s Sustainable Solar-Powered Water Kiosks in Ghana project. Through this project, they will be able to build and maintain two new kiosk installations and provide water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) trainings for existing sites across Ghana. The water kiosks are designed to work in harsh environments with low running costs and minimal damage to the environment. Also, Project Maji team members engage community leaders during installation as well as remotely monitor the kiosk post-installation to ensure people have a safe, sustainable water source for years to come.

She also wanted to share how your gift will help the organization reach even more people in the future.

“Project Maji is truly grateful to be selected for GlobalGiving’s Project Of The Month this August....Currently serving more than 50,000 people with 60 million litres of clean water per year, our innovative, fit-for-purpose solution is replacing the thousands of broken hand pumps across the continent, sustainably serving off the grid communities who are otherwise left to fetch water from distant, unsafe water sources...Our vision is to provide 1 million people in sub-Saharan Africa with sustainable access to clean water by 2025. Thanks to the support of GlobalGiving and its Club Members, we are well on our way to achieving this ambition. ”

You can follow along with their impact in Ghana by staying up to date on their project reports. Thank you so much for your incredible generosity! We’re excited to share where your donations will go next month.

Warm wishes,

Alix Guerrier, GlobalGiving CEO

Photo from Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
Photo from Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
Photo from Rescuing Leftover Cuisine
Photo from Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

Dear Project of the Month Club, 

We hope you are having a fantastic start to your summer! We kicked off our summer in support of refugees with our World Refugee Day Campaign. With $100,000 in matching funds from GlobalGiving, our partners raised more than $140,000 to fund projects assisting refugees around the world. 

On top of all that, you and the other 543 Project of the Month Club members raised $21,180 in support of Lanta Animal Welfare, a GlobalGiving partner working in Thailand, and their Help Suffering Animals Get Medical Treatment project in support of its animal rescues and animal safety community education program. Way to go!

This month, your Project of the Month Club donation will support Rescuing Leftover Cuisine's project Diminish Food Waste by Rescuing Excess for Hungry in New York City. They are working to eliminate food waste in their community by making food rescue sustainable and universal and aim to make hunger obsolete. 

Their CEO Robert Lee wanted to pass along this message to you and the rest of the Project of the Month Club supporters: 

It is an honor to be selected as your Project of the Month! Across the world, 30% of food is wasted while millions go hungry, so by contributing to Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, you are helping get this excess food to the people who need it. Producing food uses precious natural resources, and preventing excess food ending up in landfills helps eliminate the environmental impact of food waste. Thank you so much for choosing our organization!

“Your support will allow us to rescue an additional 200,000 lbs of excess food that will feed 166,000 meals for the hungry rather than going to landfills where it would have contributed to 37.5 tons of CO2 equivalent in emissions!

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

Thanks again for your ongoing support of the Project of the Month Club. Your donations have traveled from Mexico to Kenya to Brazil and now to the United States so far this year, and we’re excited to share where your donation is headed next month. 

 

Warm wishes,
Alix Guerrier, GlobalGiving CEO

Photo from Lanta Animal Welfare
Photo from Lanta Animal Welfare
 

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