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[29 Jul 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
Complete: House Project For Ella Guantero (18) of the Philippines: $741 Raised. Thank You!

This project is now complete. Launched: May 6, 2011. Completed: July 29, 2011.

House Project for Ella Guantero (18) of the Philippines
Our goal was to raise $736.
$741 raised. Thank You!
Please stay tuned for photos and updates.
Ella (18) of the Philippines lives with her mother and sisters in very cramped quarters. Their house has two bedrooms but several nuclear families within its walls. We aimed to raise $736 for the construction of two rooms added to the family home. All projects on the Aura’s House site are 100% US tax …

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[27 Jul 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Yuselfi Elena G. (8) of Barranquilla, Colombia Receives her Gifts!

Written by Aura’s House Partner,  Inga Katelari
Good day, Everyone!
I wanted to share with you my excitement that I received the report and photos from my sponsored sweetheart Yuselfi’s combined Income Generation Project and Education Special Needs Gift.  This was a combined gift of an Education Special Needs Gift for Yuselfi and a fundraiser on Firstgiving.com that I started at the end of January 2011, which was completed at the end of March, but it took a while to get to Children International and to be completed. Yuselfi’s Income …

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[24 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
“Be the Change You Wish to See in the World”

By Aura’s House Summer Intern, Elise Cevetello
The Norway attacks, which took place this past weekend, have devastated the international community. Just when it seems as if there might be a light at the end of the tunnel for some peace, a terrible event such as this one occurs.
It is important to me that I keep myself informed about what is going on, outside of my personal life, in the rest of the world. I want to follow stories that I find most significant. …

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[20 Jul 2011 | 9 Comments | ]
And the Winner is…

Today we held the drawing for our first ever Aura’s House Birthday Raffle. Overall we had 57 entries and raised over $400 for our current projects to benefit needy children in The Philippines and in the USA.

The drawing was held in the kitchen of Aura’s House Founder, Kristen Palana in Rome, Italy at 6PM Rome time. Her 21 month-old son Lukas chose the winning name.

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[19 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Update on our Birthday Raffle

Hi! We’d like to thank everyone who participated in our Birthday Raffle. We just received all the cleared donations through July 15th thanks to Children International and were able to get all the entries together. We had 57 entries in all and raised over $400 for our current projects to benefit needy children.

Tomorrow night (Rome, Italy time around 6PM) my 21 month-old son Lukas will pick a name from the chocolate tin where all the entries currently reside. I would have him do it now, but he is sleeping and …