[22 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 83 views]
Enter Our 2014 Holiday Raffle and Help Children Receive the Gift of Education

This raffle is now OPEN!
Dear Aura’s House Friends and Family,
Do you sometimes wish that the Holiday present you are giving would REALLY have an impact and not only make the recipient happy but also change their life forever? By entering our annual holiday raffle, you not only have a big chance at receiving an amazing prize, but just by entering you are helping a deserving young person receive an education that will enable them to get OUT of poverty.
This Holiday Season, we are raffling off a $100 Amazon Gift Card …

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[13 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 179 views]
Change for Change Campaign – Help Keep Yacn in University  

Homebaked: Grandma’s Kitchen situated in Monteverde Vecchio, Rome (Italy), is hosting a “Change for Change” campaign throughout November in which they are encouraging their customers to donate any spare change or to make an outright donation to help benefit Yacn’s Emergency Tuition Project in Tanzania. A donation jar can be found on their main counter next to their usual assortment of pies, muffins, and other goodies.

Homebaked: Grandma’s Kitchen opened its doors in August 2013 and specializes in baked goods and American cuisine. Situated close to The American University of Rome (AUR), Homebaked …

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[2 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 428 views]
Students from The American University of Rome Successfully Raised $415 for Anna Marie’s Education

UPDATE: November 2, 2014.
Students of The American University of Rome (AUR) have come together this semester to create a volunteer club where engaged young people can help bring about positive change in their local and global communities. As their first project, The Volunteer Club, worked to raise funds for The Education Project for Anna Marie, so that this bright young woman from The Philippines will have a chance at staying in University and continuing her education. 
The Volunteer Club hosted a bake sale on Tuesday, October 14 from 10am – 4pm …

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[15 Oct 2014 | 2 Comments | 155 views]
Complete: Tuition Project For Aura Hernandez (21) of Guatemala: $180 Raised! Thank You.

For the second year in a row, this project was completed before it even officially launched on the website!
Aura’s former sponsor, Kristen Palana donated the first $50. Then Aura’s House super-donor, Elvis Kibiti donated $65 which will then be matched by his employer, completing the project! THANK YOU!

Our goal was to raise $180.
$180 raised! -THANK YOU!
 
Aura is entering her 7th semester of University and needs $180 for enrollment fees and expenses.  We aim to raise a total of $180 to purchase the following items: an enrollment fee, supplies, copies and …

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[26 Sep 2014 | 3 Comments | 455 views]
Update on Mike’s Race to Help Students in the DR.

Mike’s heroic battle in the seven-day Grand to Grand Ultra Race, one of the most grueling distance races in the world, may have come to an end, but his goal to raise funds for 15 high-achieving students in The Dominican Republic for special ESL Training through Children International has not.

After months of preparation, Aura House partner, Mike Epler, bravely competed in the ‘Grand to Grand Ultra Race, to try and raise $3000 to provide 15 Dominican students with the opportunity to study English. In addition to competing, Mike compassionately has pledged to match each donation from his own funds until September 28th.

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[20 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 752 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 | 369 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 …