Happy Mother’s Day!

This poll is now closed. On top of the 200 original votes, we received  an additional 395 votes after the challenge, for a total of 595 votes.

Although we didn’t hit the 1,000 extra votes we were shooting for, I will give an additional donation of $395, for a total donation of $1,895 to Ghar Sita Mutu! YAHOO!

This month we’re celebrating Mother’s Day by supporting the fabulous work of Nepal’s House with a Heart, a home for orphans and abandoned children in Kathmandu.

All we need is for 200 of you to vote “Yes” by May 30 to double my donation to $1,500!

Increased Challenge!

If we receive 1,000 votes (instead of 200) by May 30, I’ll give an additional $1,000 for a total donation of $2,500! Vote today! (If you are having problems voting, simple type “yes” into the comments section).

Should we honor our families this Mother's Day by *doubling* my donation to $1,500?

  • Yes! (100%, 581 Votes)

Total Voters: 581

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Just look how cute the kids are! Here’s the House with a Heart gang with a special Mother’s Day message to you from Nepal:

Can’t see this video? Click on the link: Nepali Mother’s Day

Volunteering in Nepal

My last week in Nepal I was fortunate enough to volunteer with Beverly Bronson, the founder and director of House with a Heart (HwH). Beverly and I worked closely to craft new fundraising strategies for this worthy organization. It was one of my best volunteer experiences yet!

More than a decade ago, while doing volunteer social work in Kathmandu, Beverly found two abandoned children and couldn’t walk away. Instead, she started her own children’s home to save and nurture orphaned and abandoned children from the Kathmandu Valley.

Here’s Beverly describing her family-focused programs:

Can’t see this video? Click on the link: Introducing House with a Heart

Saving Families

House with a Heart runs 3 programs to help destitute families:

Children’s Home: This warm and loving family home provides nutritious meals, education and health care to up to 25 needy children. In addition to providing basic shelter and support, they pay for our children’s school fees and supplies, as well as tutoring in computer literacy, English, the arts and sports training.

Community Care: To help mitigate the extreme poverty in Nepal, HwH also helps families with emergency needs by providing school sponsorships and books for up to 40 students, mother-child wellness care for up to 150 families a year, and a children’s learning center enabling 20 neighborhood children to receive a basic education.

Training and Basic Literacy: HwH’s free training center teaches women sewing and knitting skills to improve their employment prospects and the opportunity for independence. Training scholarships are provided for 30 women, sewing classes for 50 women, felt-making classes and employment for 10 women, and monthly skills workshops for 25 women each month.

 Want to help save Nepali children too? Here’s how:

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 and is filed under Donate My Dollars.

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