The Blossom Bus: Help Rural Girls Get To School!

by Lotus Outreach
Nov 14, 2011

The final countdown begins!

We are the girl effect!
We are the girl effect!

The clock is ticking...
With your support, our Blossom Bus project has raised over $25,000 from 439 donors over the past month, ensuring dozens of adolescent girls in rural India can return to school next year.

Though our wildest expectations have been exceeded, we have unfortunately fallen out of the top six.  Whether or not we win this challenge depends on you, our most dedicated champions.

Here are three easy steps you can take to help us ensure victory:

1. Make a donation (or two).
One donation=one vote for the Blossom Bus project, and donating online at just takes a minute or two.  We are only asking for $10, the minimum donation allowed by GlobalGiving.

Already donated?  THANK YOU!  The great news is that you can cast a second vote by via text-to-donate.  Simply text "GIVE 5307" to 80088 to donate $10 to The Blossom Bus.  Charges will appear on your wireless bill and message and data rates may apply (only works for US mobile phones).

2. Send a personalized email.
Sending a personalized email to your contacts is the single most effective method for increasing our number of votes.  Taking a few minutes to explain the challenge and why it matters to you will go a long way in encouraging participation.  People care about what you care about, and they want to support YOU.  You can view/copy a sample letter by clicking here.  Be sure to let your contacts know that it takes just $10 and a few minutes of their time!

3. Spread the word online.
Share info on this challenge with your social networks.  We have created a few sample posts for Facebook and Twitter which can be downloaded here.  We also encourage you to watch and share a short video the girls helped us put together specifically for this challenge.

Thank you for your support, and for helping us unleash the power of the Girl Effect!  You can follow our progress on the Girl Effect Leaderboard over the next 30 hours.  With your help, we will soon be celebrating victory!


Lotus Outreach



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Lotus Outreach

Location: Ojai, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Alexandra Land
Sacramento, CA United States
$120,175 raised of $140,000 goal
2,197 donations
$19,825 to go
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