Thanks to you, we’ve raised 26% of our $5,000 goal in just the first week of the Newman’s Own Holiday Challenge. In the field, that’s the equivalent of almost twenty-two goats for eleven girls in Africa!
Speaking of which, we have a brand-new Goats for Girls video. Please take a moment to see your donations at work.
This week, there are two Bonus Challenges and we need your help.
TODAY: The top three organizations to raise the most for #GivingTuesday will each win a cash prize:
- 1st place wins $50,000
- 2nd place wins $25,000
- 3rd place wins $10,000
- Please make a gift here, today!
TOMORROW: The top 10 organizations to raise the most through Dec. 5 will each win $2,500.
Remember Damo Sako, the 16-year old Goats for Girls recipient in Ethiopia? Here’s an update:
Damo has completed grade 8 and is planning to join a good secondary school if she passes her state exam. “I will be joining a secondary school away from home which requires renting a hostel room. I need to buy clothes, books, and other school and personal supplies. I also need money to buy food. I will, from time to time, sell some of my goats to meet all these needs, and my goats will keep on multiplying. Now I will no longer burden my poor parents, especially my mother who bore most of my burden.”
We are excited to put your donations to work for girls like Damo. Please make a gift to IIRR in the Holiday Challenge today.