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Alexa
Alexa SAYS:
Thank you, thank you, thank …
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
The Chai Lai Orchid family would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity and support for Dollars for DeeDee (& Friends!). It has been almost a year since we started this endeavor. While we have not yet met our goal of 600,000thb per month to rescue all of the elephants from the neighboring camp, we have had some major victories.

We are overwhelmed by both support - and backlash - toward the project.

Setbacks
We also received (among other attempts to undermine our efforts) death threats from owners of some larger companies who are well-connected in the elephant tourism industry and make their money off of chair rides, as they felt our campaign caused them to lose business.

Successes
We received generous donations from people around the world who have not had the chance to meet these beautiful creatures.

We retired three elephants from camps and they now live in a beautiful ‘elephant retirement home’. They no longer have to work at all and they have their own waterfall, dedicated caretakers and food. You can spend time with these elephants on our ChaiLaiSisters.com, led by Thailand’s first Karen women owned and operated trekking company, Chai Lai Sisters!
We have been successful raising awareness about ethical elephant tours among elephant owners and mahouts in the area. Some elephant camp owners now tell us that they now prefer to work with our guests because the interactions benefit the elephants and are considering retiring more elephants.

Between our social business and donations we have been able to raise about half of our target amount, which means we are currently able to rent the elephants for half of the day, during which they have ample time for resting, take plenty of baths in the river to cool off, and only give bareback rides (if any at all).

So thank you for your support. We will not stop trying to help the elephants you can continue to support us by visiting us in Thailand (and telling your friends too) or simply sharing the story on social media.

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Read to
Read to SAYS:
Thank you so much for suppor…
Thank you so much for supporting Read to a Child for the Quicken Loans Charity Challenge.  Your contribution of $250.00 will be used to support our lunchtime reading program in the Detroit area.  We are very appreciative of your support of our mission.

Read to a Child™ is a nonprofit organization that creates better opportunities for children and strengthens society as a whole by inspiring adults to read to children.  Research proves that reading aloud to a child regularly significantly impacts his or her literacy skills and thus, his or her likelihood for success.  Through our flagship lunchtime reading program, Read to a Child engages the community to support underserved children, increasing their prospects for becoming healthy productive, members of society.  Last school year, we provided 35,000 individual reading sessions at schools with demonstrated need.

Read to a Child currently serves children in Boston, Connecticut, Detroit, Los Angeles and South Florida with plans for further expansion over the next five years.  We look forward to your continued involvement as we strive to reach hundreds of additional children who urgently need help to succeed in reading and in school.

Once again, thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Ky A. Lindberg
Detroit Director
1528 Woodward, 4th Floor
Detroit, MI 48226
www.readtoachild.org
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Michael Kumm
Redford, MI United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jan 30, 2016
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