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I hope this message finds you well. My name is Kenji Crosland and I work at Vittana. I’m writing because I ran across your article about giving back on the holidays: (http://whatgives365.wordpress.com/how-this-all-began/) and thought it was great that how you were using your blog to spread awareness of so many great causes!
Vittana.org is a non-profit that empowers young people in developing countries through student micro-loans to access the education they need to build a life of opportunity.
I was wondering if you’d like to get involved to support us by writing a short blog post mentioning Vittana as a way to encourage people to give back during the holiday season. If you have any ideas please let me know. We’d be happy to discuss them with you!
Message: Hi Betty! I just read about you in the Heifer Int’l newsletter. Kol hahavod (all honor to you!) as they say here in Israel. I wanted to tell you my story and ask for some advice. A few years ago, we made some what for us was serious money. We had been in the habit of giving away 10% and I felt staggered by the amount I was to give away. What I really wanted to do is make a dent re: hunger. But aside from giving to Heifer and Jewish World Service — I couldn’t figure out how to do it. I want to make a difference that I can see. We still give away 10% and I still have some money to give and I still have the same question. Any advice? What I ended up doing, after I attended a friend’s end of year dance recital with 100 costumed ,happy girls, noticing there was not on black face among them, is to establish a scholarship fund for Ethiopian immigrant children which for 6 years now has been providing high quality music (and ballet) lessons to needy children form this community. We have found some starts with three of our kids being the first Ethiopian children to be accepted tothe prestigious Music Academy High School in Jerusalem (in the music track.) I get lots of satisfaction from this projecgt and continue to give and raise money for it. But my heart really wants to do something about hunger. I’m happy for any advice. BTW, anyone interested in the music project can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for listening!
I will be sending you MANY ideas to fight hunger from last year’s crop of amazing causes. There are social entrepreneurs who are involved in boosting agriculture, organizations that are feeding the hungry, and everything in between. I’m so happy to hear from you, all the way from Israel, and I’m thrilled by your generosity and will to give!
Hello Ruth! Just wanted to encourage you in your journey. I appreciate what you have done and will continue to do for Ethiopian Jews in Israel. I am trying to learn more about Israel. Any suggestions as to where do I start? I have a big family haven’t yet travelled there…. Any blogs or books you would suggest?
Well, I’m not Ruth and I haven’t done anything for Ethiopian Jews in Israel, unless cheered them up by reading my blog, but I appreciate your
interest in whatever it is… and I’d suggest you keep reading my blog! Good luck & Happy New Year!
I can almost see Dorothy in you now, I can certainly hear her; ah the power of humility, it’s just staggering. Wonderful to read. I think the writing is getting really good. As my old girl friend Cathy McCall used to say, “Enough about me, what you think about me?” Great stuff B.
I’m so delighted to hear from you, Michel! You know what it’s like to travel with me … so I’m sure this reminded you of those times in NZ and Aussie-land. Ha!!! xoox b
Hey Miss Betty! If you haven’t already added “Kiva” to your donation list – go take a look: http://www.kiva.org They have a terrific program of micro-lending that does a tremendous amount of good in the world.
Regards from Denver!
What a wonderful blog. I’m happy I stumbled upon it!
Beautiful site. Very inspiring. Here’s the organization nearest and dearest to my own heart for you to consider:
Thanks for introducing me to some of yours!
Please consider supporting The Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust.
The dedicated founders, staff and supporters help children, wildlife and a local community in Zambia, Africa. They bring wildlife education and protection to a rural area, opening the eyes of the children and their teachers, giving them fun and happiness at the same time. This is a grassroots project that will make a difference to the next generation of people and wildlife.
Oh, the organization in California is Courage House
I love the blog! One organization I wanted to recommend you check out (I hope I haven’t already) is One Acre Fund: http://www.oneacrefund.org/our_results
I am a donor and have been amazed by their accomplishments, their transparency and their commitment to improving what they do.
It was nice hearing about you from Daniel Esptein from unreasonable institute. We are very execited about your assistance or contribution of 100 each day to venture on the market place. We will appreciate your support and using our profile on your block to raise fund that will meantain our still in Colorado. Currently we don’t have our personal website but use the refere website we sent you. For more information concerning IDEFOCS, you can use the google link to Log in IDEFOCS and you will come across all organization that had and are woking with us.
Hope to hear from you as soon as possible.
May God bless you in your contribution towards humanity.
With high regard.
Morris Y. Matadi.
002316- 388-916 or 002316-605-385 or 002316-893-034.
Everyone I know is getting a baby elephant for their birthday. I hope the pink shawl comes with it.
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