Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia

by Retrak America
Dec 21, 2012

A Holiday Gift Idea from Retrak

Happy Holidays from all of us at Retrak!
Happy Holidays from all of us at Retrak!

Seasons Greetings from Retrak to all of our supporters! This holiday season we at Retrak have a lot to be thankful for, not the least of which is the continuing support of our GlobalGiving community.  Your donations over this past year have enabled hundreds of children in Africa to break away from street life and return to a loving and caring family.

This month, GlobalGiving is giving us the opportunity to stretch your dollars even further. During the month of December, if you sign up for a recurring gift, GlobalGiving will give a 100% match of your first month’s donation. A recurring donation is easy to set up and automatically goes to your credit card each month so you can help provide a steady income for our work without having to worry about making separate donations each month. GlobalGiving is also giving away additional $500 grants! We need at least 10 new recurring donations before the end of the day Sunday, December 31 EDT in order to be eligible for bonus grants. Can we count on you?

A gift from you can help children like Tewodros a 13-year-old boy living on the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Tewodros lived with his mother and older sister, until his mother died of AIDS when he was six years old. His sister and her husband cared for him for a while, but when they learned that he was HIV-positive, he was forced to leave their home and live on the streets of Addis Ababa. The local health center referred him to Retrak.  When he first came to us, he was physically, spiritually, and emotionally sick.  But Retrak gave him intensive counseling (including play therapy) as well as medical care.  Now, Tewodros is in a good physical, mental and spiritual state, and we hope to place him with a family in the near future.

We hope that you’ll consider making a gift to Retrak this Christmas so that we can continue to help children like Tewodros. Sign up for a recurring donation here.  Be sure to click on the “monthly recurring” option below the large orange “donate” button. Here, you will find instructions on setting up a recurring donation.

Want to give the gift that keeps on giving?  Recurring donations can also be given as gifts! Here, you will find instructions on setting up a recurring donation as a gift or in-honor of someone special.

Happy Holidays!


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Retrak America

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: https:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Joan Townsend
US Country Director
Washington, DC United States
$54,354 raised of $80,000 goal
803 donations
$25,646 to go
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