GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club

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Aumazo, Inc.
Aumazo, Inc.

Dear Project of the Month Club,

Now that June has come and gone, we’re officially halfway through the year, and very excited that summer is in full swing in D.C.! We welcomed our newest class of GlobalGiving Fellows and said goodbye to our previous class. And of course, we’ve got a brand-new earth-changing project to share with you this month!

Last month, 267 of you gave a total of $8,755 to support the Rock-Paper-Scissors Children’s Fund’s Community Music Program for Poor Vietnamese Youth project, where your donation is helping to purchase violins for an additional 20 students and provide them with weekly lessons for one year! 

This month your donations are supporting Aumazo Inc.'s Help 200+ rural girls in Cameroon stay in school which provides underprivileged girls with a school environment that fosters educational growth, and helps girls become successful adults.

Jacqueline Audige, the Founder of Aumazo Inc., was more than a little surprised when she read our email informing her about Aumazo’s selection. Here's her response:

“This is absolutely amazing! I was speechless this evening and could not believe my eyes when I read this on my iPhone. I shared the news right away with my daughter who was standing next to me in the kitchen. I wanted confirmation that what I was reading is true. She checked the email and said, ‘Mom, it's not a joke. They won't write something like this just to tease you. It is real mom! Your hard work is paying off.’

“Thank you for holding Aumazo, Inc. in high esteem by selecting our Help 200+ rural girls in Cameroon stay in school project as GlobalGiving's Project of the Month. I am very grateful to this great acknowledgement of our work and for the support of the Club members.”

When we asked Jacqueline what $8,700 could do for Aumazo Inc., she knew exactly how your donations would be put to use:

“The financial support is coming handy and the timing is just perfect. The $8,700 will allow Aumazo to provide the Tutoring Program and help girls in grade 7 & 8 in Bankondji village during the new school year 2016-2017 develop the ability to comprehend texts in reading comprehension, math and other subjects, and pass the complex high school entrance exam required to enroll in Cameroonian high schools.

“Many 7th and 8th graders in rural communities in Cameroon cannot understand grade-level texts in reading comprehension, math and other subjects. Aumazo plans to tutor girls up to grade-level. Local teachers trained by an expert educator from the U.S. will provide expertise, experience, encouragement and assist girls in problem-solving and help them improve their skills.

“The Tutoring Program will give 80 girls a unique educational reinforcement opportunity. These girls will stay engaged and achieve success rapidly. Hence, we anticipate at least 80% success rate in the exam as opposed to the current 17 percent.

“We will keep you posted on the difference and the positive impact your gift has made in the lives of these girls in the village of Bankondji during the school year 2016-2017.”

What an incredible gift, giving 80 girls the chance to pass their entrance exams into high school and become future leaders! Thank you so much for your generosity. We cannot wait to share the positive change your donation will create next month!

Warmly,
Mari Kuraishi + the GlobalGiving Team

Rock-Paper-Scissors Children
Rock-Paper-Scissors Children's Fund
Rock-Paper-Scissors Children
Rock-Paper-Scissors Children's Fund

Dear Project of the Month Club,

After a very rainy May, we’re excited that things in June are heating up here in D.C.!  We’ll be having our Current Partner Bonus Day on June 15th with $110,000 available in matching funds and we welcomed our newest class of GlobalGiving Fellows. And of course, we’ve got a brand-new earth-changing project to share with you this month!

Last month, 262 of you gave a total of $8,695 to support the Sumatran Orangutan Society’s Orangutan Rescue: On the frontlines in Sumatra project, where your donation is going to help fund rescue and veterinary equipment for SOS’s newest rescue team!

This month your donations are supporting Rock-Paper-Scissors Children's FundCommunity Music Program for Poor Vietnamese Youth, which provides a weekly music and string ensemble after school for students in Vietnam! On weekends, this group of talented students come together to perform as a community ensemble.

Sara Nerone, the Founder of Rock-Paper-Scissors Children's Fund, has this message for you:

We cannot express how excited our board, staff, and students in Vietnam all are! It is often very difficult to raise money for music programs, nonetheless expand them. With this generous gift we will be able to allow more students to participate in our creative programs. In addition to all of the wonderful benefits that one-on-one and group music lessons provide to the kids, our small schools have become a place for mentoring, friendship, peer sharing and bonding. Amidst the struggle of living in poverty, our music students are inspired to always be curious, continue learning and continue their education. Thank you again!”

When we asked Sara what $8,700 could do for Rock-Paper-Scissors Children's Fund, she knew exactly how your donations would be put to use:

“A donation of $8700 will allow us to purchase violins for an additional 20 students and provide them with weekly lessons for one year! We have been hoping to expand our music program to the kids of Ngoc Anh Village, Thua Thien Hue Province. We currently hold art classes there for 32 kids, and have a very successful program. This gift will allow us to expand the program to include music! Also, $2000 of your gift will help to support our summer music camps in two ethnic minority villages. Each summer we provide day camps where volunteers play and teach musical games and activities and at the same time we provide meals and school supplies to the kids. Last summer we hosted 400 children at our camps. Thank you again for your generosity!”

An entire year of violin classes for twenty students? Now that’s music to our ears! Thank you so much for your generosity and we cannot wait to share the positive change your donation will create next month!

Warmly,

Mari Kuraishi + the GlobalGiving Team

Sumatran Orangutan Society
Sumatran Orangutan Society
Sumatran Orangutan Society
Sumatran Orangutan Society

Dear Project of the Month Club,

We’ve had quite the busy few weeks here at GlobalGiving. We commemorated the Nepal earthquake with a 100% matching campaign, welcomed a number of new organizations to the community, and even celebrated earth-changing moms for Mother’s Day! It wasn’t just a busy month for the team in D.C., though. Let's see how your let’s see how your donations were hard at work in April.

Last month, 265 of you gave a total of $8,717 to support Chef Ann Foundation’s The Lunch Box Expansion Project. The Chef Ann Foundation is going to use your generous donations to create nine brand-new recipes for lunchrooms and families across 49 states!

This month your donations are traveling halfway around the world from our office in Washington, D.C. to support the Sumatran Orangutan Society’s Orangutan Rescue: On the frontlines in Sumatra project. This unique effort works with farmers and plantation workers on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia to protect and rehabilitate critically endangered orangutans.

Helen Buckland, the director of Sumatran Orangutan Society, has this message for you:

Sumatran Orangutan Society is a small organisation with a big impact, and even bigger ambitions. We want to not only halt the decline in orangutan numbers and the destruction of their precious rainforests, we want to reverse these trends. Our vision is a thriving and growing orangutan population, living safe, wild, and free in the Sumatran jungle. The rescue team work at the frontline of orangutan protection, and for this project to be chosen to receive the GlobalGiving Project of the Month support for May is an incredible boost - they are so grateful to know that you are standing alongside them.”

What can $8,700 do for the Sumatran Orangutan Society? Helen had a few ideas:

“A donation of $8,700 will go a long way on the ground. We are in the process of establishing a second branch of the rescue team so that we are able to reach even more orangutans in danger, as currently there is only one team of five people covering the whole of northern Sumatra. The funds donated this month will equip the new team with the veterinary and rescue supplies they need to safely evacuate orangutans from condemned forests and transport them to safety. A heartfelt thank you on behalf of the whole team.”

Let me echo Sumatran Orangutan Society’s heartfelt “thank you” for the impact you are making each month. Your dedication to supporting earth-changing organizations around the world is such an inspiration!

Warmly,

Mari Kuraishi + the GlobalGiving Team

Chef Ann Foundation
Chef Ann Foundation
Chef Ann Foundation
Chef Ann Foundation

Dear Project of the Month Club,

I don’t know about you, but spring has officially sprung here in D.C.! The sun is shining, the cherry blossoms have bloomed, and the temperature is steadily rising. And while I’m excited to celebrate the beautiful weather, I’m even more excited to share some inspiring news with you.

Over the past six months, your donations have spanned across all six continents represented on GlobalGiving. You’ve helped provide education in Nepal, saved rainforests in Australia, and danced across Africa. What an incredible feat!

Before we get to our final continent, let’s see the impact your donations made in March.

Last month, 269 of you gave a total of $8,543 to support development in South America through Camino Verde’s Turning carbon footprints into healthy soils project, which is improving soil quality in Peru by adding charcoal (or “bio-char”) to soil. This captures carbon for hundreds of years and improves the soil’s ability to hold nutrients!

This month, your donations are traveling from South America to North America with the Chef Ann Foundation’s The Lunch Box Expansion Project. This project gives children in schools across America access to lunches that are not only delicious, but healthy, nourishing, and kid-approved.

Emily Miller, the Marketing and Education Manager at the Chef Ann Foundation, has this message for you:

Chef Ann Foundation is so incredibly honored to have been chosen as GlobalGiving's project of the month. We are a small but mighty team of five working to improve childhood health and nutrition in America through school food, and your recognition of our work truly inspires and invigorates us! We are grateful for the Club members' support and can't wait to roll up our sleeves and get to work. Thank you.”

When we asked Emily what $9,000 would do for the Lunch Box Expansion Project, Emily knew exactly how it could be used:

“A sum of $9,000 will go such a long way for our project. To ensure that kids are eating healthy, fresh, and delicious food at school, one of the most essential resources that school nutrition departments need are easy to follow scratch cook recipes that meet USDA nutrition guidelines. Thelunchbox.org has a database of over 200 school lunch recipes, and the number one request we receive from school districts is to please add more!

“Recipes seem like a simple resource, but in reality, a lot of work goes into creating them. To develop a healthy school lunch recipe that kids love and that meets the USDA requirements, it takes a chef to create it, a dietitian to ensure the nutritional content meets government standards, and school food professionals to kid test each and every one. That adds up to a lot of man-hours. $9,000 will pay for nine scratch cook recipes that lunch ladies can scale up or down, depending on their student population, using our free online recipe tool.”

On top of creating new recipes for schools, your donations will be reaching almost every state across America! That’s the kind of life-changing impact you make each month, and I’m just as grateful as the Chef Ann Foundation team for your continuous support.

Warmly,

Mari Kuraishi + the GlobalGiving Team

Camino Verde
Camino Verde
Camino Verde
Camino Verde

Dear Project of the Month Club,

Did you know that over the past five months your donations have spanned across five different continents? From protecting rainforests in Australia to educating children in Nepal, there’s no limit to the amount of good you’re doing across the world!

Before we introduce the next destination of your donations, let’s take a look at the impact you made in February.

Last month, 273 of you gave a total of $8,946 to support Step for Bulgaria Foundation’s Teach life skills to children without parents project, which provides teens in Bulgaria with the necessary skills and education they need to lead independent, successful lives into adulthood.

For March we’re taking you all the way to South America with Camino Verde’s Turning carbon footprints into healthy soils project, which is improving soil quality in Peru by adding charcoal (or “bio-char”) to soil. This captures carbon for hundreds of years and improves the soil’s ability to hold nutrients!

Robin Van Loon, the Executive Director at Camino Verde, has this message for you:

Thank you, Project of the Month Club members!  Our team was thrilled to hear that our project was selected for March.  After a great start to the year, your welcome support comes at an especially impactful time. Together we will make March a more carbon neutral month.”

When we asked Robin about her plans for your donations, she had some pretty incredible ideas:

“The timing of your support couldn't be better.  After a period of researching carbon sequestration strategies from around the world, we recently selected what we believe to be the most impactful, scalable strategy to implement in partnership with small farmers in the Peruvian Amazon.  

“Thanks to your contribution, we will be able to begin installation of our very first Adam Retort, a clean, efficient technology that allows the carbon captured by plants as biomass to be stored almost indefinitely in the form of bio-char. Bio-char is then used by farmers to improve their soils — an elegant win-win.  We will literally be able to weigh the carbon removed from the atmosphere. It's our plan to work closely with our farmer partners to measure the impact that bio-char has on their farm's fertility and therefore their livelihood.

“We're grateful for your help in creating a holistic approach to climate change that has a real, measurable impact on greenhouse gases while improving the lives of farmers and the health of their agro-ecological farms. We'll keep you posted on how it goes!”

Your contributions will not only have an impact on farming communities in Peru, but will also help the Earth for years to come. Thank you so much for your continuous support and we can’t wait to see the impact you make next month!

Warmly,

Mari Kuraishi + the GlobalGiving Team

P.S. Our friends at MindLeaps wanted to show you exactly how your donations from January are being used. Check out this "thank you" video MindLeaps made especially for Project of the Month Club!

Thank you from MindLeaps!
Thank you from MindLeaps!
Step for Bulgaria Foundation
Step for Bulgaria Foundation

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