[20 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 66 views]
Ready, Set, Go Mike Go! (For Education in The Dominican Republic.)

It’s time to go!

Mike Epler, Aura’s House Partner since 2005, has been training for the 273KM 7 day Grand to Grand Stage Race for the last couple of months with a strong determination and a great cause. Focused on giving the chance to 15 high-achieving Dominican students to study English, Mike made a decision to match each $1.00 donated with a $1.00 from his own funds until September 28th. (This is his second $500 match. Donations will be doubled until we reach $2350.)

Our overall goal is to raise $3,000 to enroll 15 Dominican students in an English as a Second Language Program through Children International.

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[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 64 views]
New AH Volunteers: Introducing Stefani and Martina

For the next few months, Aura’s House will have a few extra helping hands working behind the scenes. Please join us in welcoming Stefani and Martina.
 

Introducing Stefani:
Olá, my name is Stefani de Matos and I am a new volunteer here at Aura’s House. I am currently a junior at The American University of Rome (AUR), where I began my undergraduate degree in the spring of 2011. I am studying Business Administration and minoring in Film and Digital Media. I will graduate from AUR in December of 2014, yet I am …

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[3 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 497 views]
Raffle Winner Chosen! Emergency Education Project -Nigeria

 

We have a winner! Congratulations to Tiffany Yecke! First prize is a $50 Amazon gift card or donation to the charity or project of her choice.
We will be in contact via email to find out how to get Tiffany her prize.

Thanks to ALL who entered and made education a reality in the process for four students in Nigeria this Fall!
 
Click the Random Picker blue seal to see the official drawing results.

We have now successfully raised full tuition for four students in need from the StayInSchoolng Initiative – Nigeria -THANK YOU! All …

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[27 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 858 views]
Complete: Emergency Education Project -Nigeria: $624 Raised. THANK YOU!

This project is now complete.
Launched: July 31, 2014.
Completed: August 25, 2014.

In partnership with: StayInSchoolng Initiative – Nigeria
Our goal was to raise $624
$624 raised. THANK YOU!

Special thanks to: Jocelyn Burrows Vache for donating $20 from every sale for each beautiful Aura’s House necklace that she made herself. Visit her Cagibi Etsy Store. Special thanks also go to Aura’s House Partner, Anastasia Yecke and fiance Erik Gude, for donating $100 and helping us surpass the halfway point! Finally, special thanks to Aura’s House super-donor and all around project-finishing hero, Elvis Kibiti for making …

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[31 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 599 views]
Orphans Haripriya, Harika, and Pravalika Srinu Receive Gifts – India

Orphans Haripriya, Harika, and Pravalika Srinu have received medicine, food, clothing, household items, hygienic items, and six months of rent and electricity expenses with your generous donations. The girls received clothing and the oldest girl, Hari, has had her medical expenses covered. Food was, also, supplied for the girls until they each found a sponsor. Haripriya, Harika, and Pravalika all have sponsors now. Thank you for donating to this Emergency Project after the death of their mother. Your help has eased their pain and has taken care of their needs when they needed it most.

Visit the Emergency Project For Orphans Haripriya, Harika, and Pravalika Srinu.

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[23 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 526 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 | 499 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 …