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Birthday Raffle Extended to All Active AH Projects until June 30th

22 June 2013 2 Comments

Hi There!
raffleI woke up this morning to some really great news. (No, not the news that my husband had to work today and I would need to entertain our two spirited toddler sons solo in record Roman heat…)

Our Aura’s Elementary School Water Project in Guatemala  has now fully funded and then some, thanks to some amazing and generous donors! I’m also happy to report that our Tuition Project for Stephanie in Guatemala that only launched a week ago is already 80% funded and she is now that much closer to becoming a nurse to support herself and her family. We also have made good progress on our School Supplies Project for Yuselfi in Colombia and our Floor and Income Generation Project for Habiba in India.

I had a raffle attached to Aura’s Elementary School Water Project that was to last until the Aura’s House site’s birthday on June 30th. However, since it has now fully funded, I’d like to extend the raffle to all our worthy active projects here at Aura’s House.
All donations between today and June 30th (our website’s 9th birthday!) of $9 or more will get an entry into our raffle.  (Example: $9= one entry, $18=two entries, etc…) The raffle will end at 12AM July 1st, 2013 EST and winners will be chosen at random roughly 1-2 weeks afterwards. First prize is a $100 Amazon gift card or donation to the charity or project of your choice. Second prize is the same, but $50.

Please share far and wide so we can help these deserving families currently represented at Aura’s House with their health and education needs.

(By the way, the family is all reunited at home now, magically the clouds came and cooled everything off, and we had a great morning in the park. Little miracles can happen.)

Thanks everyone!


Kristen Palana
Aura’s House Partner and Founder



Nico and Lukas take Rome



  • Sabrina said:

    Dear Aura’s House volunteers,

    I like that you have links to the various active fundraisers embedded in this webpage. However, I almost missed seeing them because they are so similar in color to the regular script (very dark red/black), even though I was really looking for a way to access those pages. Anyone who has trouble reading this size script, or seeing subtle differences in color, would almost certainly miss them. If it is difficult to find the page which describes a fundraiser, many people will just give up.

    I would suggest that you either bold the links to these kids’ pages, or change the color more dramatically, or both, to make it easier for everyone to see, especially those who don’t have perfect eyesight.

    Thank you for displaying these most worthy fundraisers and for all the other work you do!

  • Kristen (author) said:

    Hi Sabrina,

    Thanks so much for these very helpful suggestions. It didn’t occur to me that the links were hard to see. I’ll bold them from now on.

    Best wishes and thanks for your support!

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