Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Give It Forward: September's Recipient, Plus Choose This Month's Recipient!

First, I want to tell you who received September's payment. Not that you couldn't figure it out by visiting the poll on the post, but still. We were honored to give to Back to the Roots, whose work through Asha House and Casa de Gozo is changing children's lives for the better in dramatic ways. This is not just life changing work, it is life saving work. What a privilege to be a part of that.

Now, on to this month's charity choices. I'm opening voting for a week, as usual, which means that you've got until midnight on October 23 to vote. I'm also going to add a late fee, as is far too usual for my taste, but probably just reality. I suppose it's all good in the end since this means extra money for the charity chosen. Here are your three choices.

Cole's Gift is a grant given to families adopting children with life threatening illnesses, in honor of a sweet baby named Cole who left this earth far too soon. This blog post on Like a Radio gives a glimpse into who Cole is and beautifully illustrates why it is so important for all children to have parents. A payment to Cole's Gift will help a family bring home a child who is in desperate need of the kind of love only a family can give. I am so touched by this story and by what is being done for the most fragile children in honor of Cole.

Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (FOVC) works in the southern part of Ethiopia, and has two projects in Sidamo, the region Zinashi is from. They serve communities, bringing everything from clean water to sponsorship for children to attend school.

Nothing But Nets provides mosquito nets, which prevent the spread of malaria. Every sixty seconds, a child dies from malaria. A gift to Nothing But Nets would provide twenty-four life-saving mosquito nets.

Vote away, good readers!

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful way to 'give back!' As Baby Cole's Grandmother, it touches my heart deeply to see the love and charity that people have for one another, and how they are willing to 'put feet' on their care for those in need. "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy."


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