Greetings Friends of DARE Network from the Thailand/Burma Border.
DARE Network has been providing Addiction Prevention and Non-medical, culturally appropriate treatment to the refugees from Burma for the last 12 years.
A big thank-you for all your support to DARE Network’s programs for the Burmese Refugees. Because of your help, we have been able to rebuild most our treatment centres and to provide Prevention Education activities for the thousands of young refugees in 5 Burmese Refugee Camps on the Thai/Burma Border.
After the flooding and extreme in the camps last year, DARE was able to rebuild most of our recovery centres. However, like many disaster relief responses, after the emergency is over it is thought that all the needs have been met. Mae La Camp is home to 80,000 Burmese refugees who have lost everything. Addiction is a natural response to the pain of these losses. See our microprojects that will finish rebuilding our DARE Centre in Mae La Refugee camp. As well, we are always concerned about the safety of our core staff as they travel the rough mountain roads of the Thai/Burma Border. Please see our Microproject about how we can keep our hard-working staff alive as they visit our DARE Teams in the camps.
We are in strategic preparations to follow the refugees into Karen State when peace is secure and they finally can return home. We will keep you up to date on these plans as they unfold and unfold they will.
This season we are approaching all of you who have donated in the past two years to consider becoming a recurring donor to our projects on GlobalGiving.
The benefits to you and to us of doing this are many.
- You will know that your on-going support will have longer term effects
- You will receive updates of the impact of your contribution
- You can consider yourself a partner in our work
- You will know that our energy will go less into soliciting donations from you and more into putting your donations to work
- You will trigger matching funds from GlobalGiving
- Your recurrent donations will be transferable to other DARE Network Projects, as we move forward
Here is what is happening this December with GlobalGiving and DARE Network
The Recurring Donation Campaign begins December 1, 2012 at 12:01 am ET and ends December 31, 2012 at11:59 pm ET.
Recurring donations must be initiated between December 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012 in order to be eligible for matching and prizes
Recurring donations created on GlobalGiving.org will be matched 1-to-1 up to $100 per donor per project. Eligible recurring donations of $101 or more will be matched at $100.
GlobalGiving is offering $25,000 in matching funds. Matching will last until funds run out.
The top 5 projects that recruit the most recurring donors by 11:59 ET December 31, 2012 will win $500 bonus award each. Projects must have at least 10 new recurring donors to qualify for a bonus award.
To see ALL our GlobalGiving projects, including our new MicroProjects and to make a recurrent or other donation please go to http://www.globalgiving.org/donate/6210/dare-network-drug-and-alcohol-recovery-and-education-ne/
Please click on recurring donation and make a monthly donation that you can afford, keeping in mind what you donated last year.
Only credit card/debit card donations will work for this campaign.
If you find you can’t make a recurring donation, a one-time donation is very welcome indeed.
Thanks to people like you, DARE Network has been able to maintain its programs as we are not reliant on big government funding. But we still need your help.
We will keep you up to date on how we are doing in the challenge. That will depend on you. Wishing you all a peaceful season.
All the DARE Network Staff and DARE Teams on the Thai/Burma Border
A Stronger Roof