[17 Jan 2014 | 8 Comments | 4,765 views]
Active: English Tutoring in The Dominican Republic: $1,240 Raised So Far. (Only $158 needed to enroll the 7th student!)

Our goal is to raise $3000+
$1,240 Raised so far.  (Only $158 needed to enroll the seventh student!)

*Everyone who donated at least $10 to this project between April 30th and July 2, 2014 was automatically be entered in our Birthday Raffle.
Matching Challenge! Aura’s House Partner, Mike Epler matched each $1.00 donated with $2.00, one from his funds and one from his employer from January through April 2014.

Say hello to Saeida Checo Gómez – Future Doctor

Saeida is 17 years old and lives with her parents and two brothers, Javier (16) and Saul …

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[23 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 121 views]
Meet Students of the English Tutoring Project – Dominican Republic

Meet some of the students who are benefiting from your donations to The Dominican Republic English Tutoring Project.

In many countries knowing English can greatly change an individual’s future by opening up new job opportunities and furthering their education. The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is a 12 month program, proposed for implementation in both Santiago and Santo Domingo within the Dominican Republic. The more funds we raise, the more students that will be supported for this program. Each student’s tuition and expenses costs approximately $200 USD.

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[22 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 106 views]
Birthday Raffle Winners Decide to Pay It Forward

It just goes to show that members of the Aura’s House community are some of the most generous people around.
Last week we held a drawing for our 10th Birthday Raffle. This week we have heard back from the winners and both of them have decided to pay their gifts forward!
Second prize winner, Luke Wood from New York, USA has decided to donate his $50 USD raffle prize to Anna Marie’s Education Project here at Aura’s House to ensure that she can continue her university education and help lift herself and …

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[17 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 134 views]
Congratulations to Our 10th Birthday Raffle Winners!

Dear All,
The raffle-pickers have chosen! The drawing was held at our favorite little park in Rome, Italy in Villa Sciara. You can watch Lukas (4) and Nico (2) choose the winners here: (video)

A big congratulations to Luke Wood who won second prize (A $50 Amazon gift card or donation to the charity of his choice) and Sabrina Priebe who won first prize (A $100 Amazon gift card or donation to the charity of her choice.)

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[14 Jul 2014 | One Comment | 164 views]
Featured Person: Anastasia Yecke

Featured Person,  Anastasia Yecke became involved with Aura’s House back in 2004 when she chanced upon a posting in the Volunteer section of Craigslist asking for donations to help build a home for a deserving family in Guatemala.
Things were going well at her job in Miami, Florida and she was looking for opportunities to give back, so she clicked on the link which took her to Aura’s House. She was pleasantly surprised to see that Aura was sponsored through Children International, an organization with whom she was already familiar due …

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[3 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,778 views]
10th Birthday Raffle Now Closed

Update: The raffle was extended until Wednesday, July 2, 2014! (5PM EST)
See the drawing of the winners.
See what the winners decided to do with their prizes.

Hi There,
Aura’s House turned a whopping TEN years old on June 30th. Coincidentally enough, it was also our site’s namesake, Aura Yesenia’s 21st birthday as well. And thanks to the support of Aura’s House donors over the years she has much to celebrate, as do thousands of children we’ve been able to help over the years through our small projects that make a world of …

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[28 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 540 views]
Tecpan Library Project Receives Gifts In Honor of Barbara Rogers – Guatemala

The Tecpan Library in Guatemala has received gifts made possible by your generous donations in honor of Barbara Rogers. The new LED television and DVD player has been installed and it has proven to be a huge hit with the children. Also, the library has received sixty new books, various DVD’s, a new rug and window blinds. The library is now a very special place in the hearts and minds of our children. Aura’s House and Children International are deeply grateful to you, our donors, for your very kind and loving support that made these enhancements possible. See the original Tecpan Library Project.