For the past 6 years Hope Shines has held a special place in my heart. This organization is so unique because I personally know the children and the community that benefit from our efforts. During a time where there's much doubt in our country surrounded by vicious emotional reactions, I challenge you to make a difference because you can! If you'd like to know more about what we can use the funds raised for #GivingTuesday please read what Hope Shines wrote below...
Wait! Before you read that! Here are the details for the knitted gift raffle I'm including with my fundrasier for Hope Shines!
A donation of $15 will get your name in the raffle drawing one time. Any additional amounts given in $5 increments will buy yourself another ticket! So if you give $40 you would have your name entered 7 TIMES in the raffle! That's 7 chances to have your name drawn for the raffle items! Check facebook or the photos below to see the four beautiful gifts that I have personally knitted to help YOU help ME reach my fundraising goal! (They will be uploaded soon)
Thank you for making a difference!
HOPE SHINES INC wrote -
Hope Shines is a supplemental education and health resource that improves the lives of vulnerable children in Rwanda. 2016 was a year of success and challenge no doubt. We enrolled new children in our programs, opened a new learning center, further developed our programs, expanded staff, created stronger measuring tools to better show our impact, and brought HOPE and LOVE back into children's lives that need it most!
As we move into 2017, the challenges are great but our platform is growing stronger and is ready to face these challenges head on. We typically do not run an end of the year campaign but rather use the Giving Tuesday platform to do this. It prepares us to raise money and allows us time to plan.
By giving to this campaign you are ensuring that children in Rwanda under our support will be able to attend school by paying for school fees, school supplies and uniforms needed. They will be healthier by gaining access to health insurance to address critical needs, be able to pay for treatments, have food during each of our programs they attend. Finally they will be able to have the emotional and psychosocial support they need from positive mentors who see them regularly. This love and support will build confidence and shape these young children into thriving adults.
Help us change the narrative of poverty of children in Rwanda by supporting this end of the year campaign. Our nonprofit could not do it without this support! Thank you!
The Hope Shines Team
A Small Group of People Making a BIG Impact