[31 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 571 views]
Active: Emergency Education Project -Nigeria: $404 Raised so Far… (Only $220 Left to Raise.)

This project now has a raffle attached to it. All donations of $10 or more are automatically entered. Win a $50 Amazon gift card or donation to the charity or cause of your choice.

We aim to raise a total of $624 to send four children to secondary school with the following items: one year’s tuition, fees, supplies, and uniforms. This is an Emergency Project because their school fees are due by September 5, 2014 and if they are not paid, these deserving students’ educations will come to an end. 100% of donations go to our projects and the families or communities they serve.

StayInSchoolng Initiative is an education intervention project established in 2012 that set-out to reduce the alarming number of Out-of-School children of primary school age in Nigeria which is estimated at 4.7 million. The project currently supports 200 disadvantaged children across 4 communities in 2 states of Nigeria and helps provide Primary school fees, education supplies (books, shoes, school uniforms, etc), and other psychosocial support like feeding in school.

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[31 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 367 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 | 344 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 | 295 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 | 343 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 | 310 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 | 1,942 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 …