Thanks to All Who Entered Our 8th Birthday Raffle! (The Winner Will Be Announced Soon..)
On June 30th, 2012 Aura’s House turned a whopping 8 years-old and the site’s namesake, Aura Yesenia Solis Hernandez of Guatemala turned 19 and graduated from Children International’s sponsorship program. (sniff). Learn more about Aura and all she has accomplished thanks to Aura’s House donors.
To celebrate, we raffled off a $100 Amazon Gift Card OR a $100 donation to the Charity of your choice, FirstGiving Project of your choice, or a Special Gift for your Children International sponsored child. (The winner will be announced by July 27th, 2012.)
All you needed to do to enter was donate at least $8 to any of our current projects between June 26th, 2012 and July 20th, 2012 at 5PM EST. Each additional donation of any amount over $8 got you another entry up until July 20th, 2012. (So if you decided to donate $40 for example, that would get you five entries.) The winner will be chosen at random on or before July 27, 2012 and notified by email and shortly after the gift card or donation will be on its way. Whomever wins can choose which they would prefer.
What has Aura’s House done in 8 years? Well…
- To date: raised over $86,000 for needy families.
- Completed 62 Projects Total including: 13 Housing and Home Repair Projects, 12 Education Projects, 16 Income Generation Projects, 3 Emergency Projects, 17 Household Needs Projects, and 1 Community Water Well Project.
- Inspired “Sponsorthon” at Children International which is now the Lift One Project.
- Worked with the non profit organizations: Children International, Kenya Kids in Need, The American University of Rome, The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, and Child Focus Fund.
- Currently has 3 active projects to help provide badly-needed roof and home repairs, free preventive dental exams, education support, and supplies to needy families in Guatemala, Honduras, and the USA.
We’ve accomplished so much in eight years, (Read more about our 8th Birthday) but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every single dollar, even every single penny has made a huge difference in the lives of needy children and their families and communities. Thanks to all who entered and please help continue spreading the word about our small-scale do-able projects.
The Aura’s House Team