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[29 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Complete: USA Education Project -Mentor Resource Library (Little Rock, AR.) $507 Raised! Thank You.

This project is now complete. Launched: May 12, 2011.
Completed: October 28, 2011.

USA Education Project: Mentor Resource Library
This is Aura’s House’s very first project to benefit children in the USA. We aimed to raise $500 to help create a Mentor Resource Library for UALR Children International in Little Rock, Arkansas.
$507 raised.
Thank You!

See photos and read letters from a mentor and mentee of the library.

In 1994, Children International and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock established a partnership to nurture and provide educational enrichment, health and dental care, family assistance …

News, Past Projects »

[25 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Marfel Receives Supplies To Start Her Family’s Food Income Generating Project

Marfel (8) of the Philippines has just received the supplies necessary to expand her family business. Marfel’s mother sells balut and penoy from her home and makes a small profit each month (they are both duck egg Philipino specialties). Her father helps to sell these specialties when he gets home from work. Through your generous donations, Marfel’s parents had their seed capital for their Income Generating Project. It helped the family create their own business for them to generate income that could help supplement simple family needs. Whatever gain or profit they may earn will be used to sustain the project as well as provide for the children’s needs in school.

Community, people »

[19 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Do you know which celebrities sponsor children?

Contributed by Heather LaBonte Efthymiou:

Do you know which celebrities are also Children International Sponsors? Check out this link at Children International to find out which celebrities sponsor CI children and why!


Community, discussion »

[11 Oct 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
Too Much is Enough! (An Open Letter to a Future Grandmother)

Dear Me in 35 Years (Give or Take),
I am writing to you at 3:09 in the morning in my chilly home office in Rome, Italy the day after my son’s second birthday on October 11, 2011. Can you remember now why you’d be up so early when you have three classes to teach tomorrow and the daily grind to attend to? Remember you are also 29 weeks pregnant and in dire need of some proper rest.
You can’t sleep because you feel overwhelmed. Not by student loan debt which used to …

News, Newsletters »

[6 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Aura’s House Fall 2011 Newsletter

Hello. We hope you are enjoying this beautiful autumn and that all is well. We wanted to update you on what we have been up to these last few months at Aura’s House.
We are currently raffling off a $100 Amazon Gift Card OR a $100 donation to the Charity or Firstgiving Project of your choice to help fund a Home Construction Project for two special children and their immediate family. We would like you to meet Evelyn (11) and Francisco (8), siblings from Cartagena, Colombia who live with thirteen family …