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GlobalGiving Project of the Month Club

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

We hope you are staying safe and healthy during this challenging time. GlobalGiving and its partners are incredibly grateful for the generosity of you and the 590 other club members that came together to give $21,700 last month to Fihankra Akoma Ntoaso (FAN). Its project, Launch DC's First Youth Peer Support Center, provides youth currently or previously in foster care with opportunities to nurture their interests and talents, acquire new skills, and focus on their well-being.

This August, your generous Project of the Month Club donation will support our nonprofit partner Whispering Seed and its project Myanmar Youth Sustainability Training Centre

Whispering Seed’s mission is to bridge the traditions of sustainability and holistic education through innovative programs while drawing on rich local wisdom and traditional cultures. With cultural diversity and new models for sustainable development in mind, Whispering Seed is pioneering creative solutions for the challenges Myanmar will face during its critical years of development.

Whispering Seed’s Myanmar Youth Sustainability Training Centre project works hand-in-hand with local community members. The rural training center helps youth in the rapidly developing country learn about and maintain traditional practices of living in harmony with nature while incorporating new ideas, principles, and technologies for a more sustainable future. Through the skills and awareness trainings and workshops the center offers, youth can change destructive and unsustainable patterns in their lives and remain connected to their roots.

Founder Jim Connor shared his excitement and gratitude for being chosen as Project of the Month:

“We are overjoyed to hear the news of our Myanmar Youth Sustainability Training Centre project being selected as Project of the Month Club for the month of August. We are grateful for your support to help make a greater impact on the youth we work with in Myanmar. During these extremely challenging times we all face, your support is even more relevant to help us empower and build capacity among our youth in the areas of self-empowerment, education, and sustainability.

Connor shared how your generosity will impact Whispering Seed’s operations throughout the year:

“The funding will allow us to set up our first training for local youth and villagers to build the first natural building at the center, teaching them cost-effective techniques for building sustainably. We will then be able to host other youth empowerment workshops and begin to train a team of local youth leaders to work with us through our new center. Additionally, the funding will help support our teacher training internship for teachers working with children from remote and underprivileged backgrounds.”

Keep up with Whispering Seed’s work by checking out their most recent updates from the field.

Your generosity is making a difference. Thank you for doing your part to support community-led change, and I look forward to sharing September’s Project of the Month with you soon.

Stay safe and well, 

Alix Guerrier

GlobalGiving CEO

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Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

We hope you are continuing to stay safe and healthy during this complicated time. GlobalGiving and its partners are incredibly grateful for the generosity of you and the 601 other club members that came together to give $25,742 last month to Soccer Without Borders. Its project, Playing (Soccer) for Change in Nicaragua, uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change and provides underserved youth the tools to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success.

For the month of July, your generous Project of the Month Club donation will support our nonprofit partner Fihankra Akoma Ntoaso (FAN) and its project Launch DC's First Youth Peer Support Center

FAN's mission is to cultivate a focus on youth well-being and positive development in a safe and loving environment. Through its youth development and family support programs, it provides youth that are currently or were previously in foster care with opportunities to nurture their interests and talents, acquire new skills, and gain a sense of personal and group recognition in an atmosphere of hope. 

FAN’s Launch DC's First Youth Peer Support Center project is instrumental in creating a safe environment for youth to grow, and it already serves up to 110 children, young adults, and parents/caregivers through the center's holistic programming. The new center, staffed by certified youth peer specialists, will host its after school program, recreational activities, support groups, mental health workshops, and provide targeted case management, support, and referrals for youth and their families. 

Executive Director Josephine Mazyck shares her initial reaction and appreciation at being chosen for Project of the Month:

“Thank you so much for your charitable contribution...We wouldn't be able to change the lives of our FANmilies without gifts from organizations and kind people like you. It truly takes a village, and we are fortunate to be able to build a community for our FANmilies.

Mazyck also shared plans for how your donation will strengthen FAN’s impact throughout the year:

“During these uncertain times, this donation will help us continue to provide quality programming by providing technology access, buying program supplies and materials, and providing direct services to families such as meals, cleaning supplies, and masks. We're also looking forward to fundraising to replace our van once we get back to in-person gatherings with our young people and FANmilies.”

You can keep up with FAN’ progress in its community by reading their recent updates from the field.

We are so grateful for your generosity. I can’t wait to share August’s Project of the Month with you soon.

Stay safe and well, 

Alix Guerrier

GlobalGiving CEO

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Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

We hope you had a healthy and safe month of May. We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of you and the 585 other club members that came together to give $25,095 last month to Infinite Family and its project, Mentoring African Teens to School and Life Success, that is helping Black South African teens develop self-reliance and resourcefulness in as they prepare for their lives as young adults and beyond.

This June, your Project of the Month Club donation will support our nonprofit partner Soccer Without Borders' and its project Playing (Soccer) for Change in Nicaragua

Soccer Without Borders' mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change and provide underserved youth a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. The Playing (Soccer) for Change in Nicaragua project gives girls living in Granada, Nicaragua the social, educational, and economic support they need to overcome obstacles to success and achieve their personal goals. Through the activities, girls earn participation points that are exchanged for school supplies and uniforms as well as school scholarships.

Senior Manager of International Programs Jenn Bell expresses her thanks to you and other Project of the Month Club members for supporting their mission:

“We are honored and thrilled to be selected for the Project of the Month Club and join this outstanding group of organizations and change-makers! Thank you to all of the Project of the Month Club members for supporting the work to build inclusive communities through soccer. With your support, we will continue to advocate for gender equity in Nicaragua, both on and off the pitch.

Jenn went on to share plans for how your generosity will power their efforts this year:

“The news of our selection comes at a critical time for our project in Nicaragua. Since Nicaragua's political crisis escalated in 2018, in combination with the impact of COVID-19, our project has not been able to host several annual events that typically fund our year-round work. The support from the Project of the Month Club will fill that gap and go directly towards our year-round programs which offer daily soccer, educational, and community-building programs to more than 450 girls in Granada and an additional 1,200 youth through events, camps, and leagues across Nicaragua. With these funds our team of mentor-coaches will be able to continue to cultivate safe spaces for women and girls, ensuring that each member of the SWB community feels connected and cared for during these challenging times.”

Learn more about Soccer Without Borders’ work by reading their recent updates from the field.

Thank you again for your continued generosity. I look forward to sharing July’s Project of the Month with you soon.

Stay safe and well, 

Alix Guerrier

GlobalGiving CEO

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Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

We hope you managed to stay well throughout the month of April. As these complicated times continue, we want to express our gratitude to you and the 583 other club members that came together to give $22,625 last month to Pachamama Raymi and its project, Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru. Your generosity is instrumental in helping nonprofits navigate the waters of this turbulent time.

For the month of May, your Project of the Month Club donation will support our nonprofit partner Infinite Family and its project, Mentoring African Teens to School and Life Success.

Infinite Family’s mission is to help develop self-reliance and resourcefulness in students as they prepare for their lives as young adults and beyond. The Mentoring African Teens to School and Life Successproject uses mentorship and relationship-building to motivate black South African teens to create their own opportunities through good choices and hard work, even amidst township poverty, violence, and discrimination.

Founder, President, and CEO of Infinite Family, Amy Conrad Stokes, shares her first reaction at being selected for Project of the Month Club:

“I truly do not know what to say - except that you brought me to tears of joy with this email.She went on to add, “To receive this unexpected generosity, especially at this time when all of you have deep, personal concerns for yourselves and your own communities, lifts our entire organization in spirit, energy, and creativity when we need it most. This will truly give us a new level of flexibility to serve our teens who will be living under very different circumstances in their townships throughout this year.

Amy then went on to share about the impact your gift will have throughout the year:

“Your gift now will allow us to complete a new programming system, one which we have been wanting to pilot since 2018, that will significantly increase the number of students who have access to Infinite Family’s resources to develop their talents in education, career preparation, technology literacy, communication, and life skills. Thanks to you, students across Johannesburg’s and Cape Town’s townships will be among first in their families to obtain advanced studies and a decent job.”

Learn more about Infinite Family’s work by checking out its most recent project reports.

Thank you again for your steadfast support. I can’t wait to share where your generosity is headed in June!

Warm wishes, 

Alix Guerrier

GlobalGiving CEO

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Dear Project of the Month Club Member,

We hope you had a safe and healthy month of March. In the midst of the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we are so grateful that you and 581 other club members still chose to donate $22,490 to Trunks & Leaves and its project, Investing in Communities to Conserve Elephants, which is working to foster evidence-based conservation of wild Asian elephants and their habitats in Sri Lanka and beyond. In the coming months, your kindness and generosity towards community-led nonprofits like this one will become even more critical, as nonprofits will be forced to adapt and operate on even tighter budgets during the ongoing pandemic.

This month, your Project of the Month Club donation will support our nonprofit partner Pachamama Raymi and its project, Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru. Pachamama Raymi’s mission is to eradicate poverty in rural communities and end the cycle of environmental degradation through sustainable practices. The Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru project will help lift more than 1,000 families in rural Peru out of extreme poverty through peer learning and healthy competition. The aim is to accelerate the recovery of degraded soils and vegetation while helping the villages and the families living in them to manage their natural resources in a sustainable way.

Nonprofit Leader María F. Varela expresses her gratitude to you and other Project of the Month Club members and shares how your gift will aid Pachamama Raymi’s work in the future:

“We are very excited and happy to be selected...With your contributions, we can buy pine seeds, carry out an internship on reforestation, implement bio-gardens, trout farms, and help entire communities regain sustainable livelihoods.“ 

Learn more about Pachamama Raymi’s work in some of its latest project reports.

Thank you very much for supporting local solutions to problems around the globe. I look forward to sharing May’s Project of the Month with you.

Warm wishes, 

Alix Guerrier

GlobalGiving CEO

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