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[26 Sep 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
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 | ]
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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[14 Jul 2014 | One Comment | ]
Featured Person: Anastasia Yecke

Featured Person,  Anastasia Yecke became involved with Aura’s House back in 2004 when she chanced upon a posting in the Volunteer section of Craigslist asking for donations to help build a home for a deserving family in Guatemala.
Things were going well at her job in Miami, Florida and she was looking for opportunities to give back, so she clicked on the link which took her to Aura’s House. She was pleasantly surprised to see that Aura was sponsored through Children International, an organization with whom she was already familiar due …

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[23 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]
Featured Person: Steve Hogan

Hi all. Time to feature another one of our amazing Aura’s House friends and Children International super donors.
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Who are you? Where are you from? What are your interests?
I am Steve Hogan. I hail from Phoenix, Arizona. My family moved to Southern California when I was 6-years-old, and my three siblings and I grew up in Tustin.
After five grueling years of studying mechanical engineering, I got my bachelor’s degree at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. After a two-year stint at a small start-up, I joined the Navy with the goal …

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[5 Feb 2014 | One Comment | ]
Featured Person: Elvis Mwenda Kibiti

“My name is Elvis Kibiti. Most people call me “elvo” though, a nickname derived from my first name or “Mwenda”, my middle name. I am from Meru, Kenya currently living in Shanghai and splitting half of my time in China and the other half in San Francisco where I work as a Product Designer in the consumer electronics space.
My favorite thing to do is travel, I try and see at least 5 new countries every year though lately I have been getting into a pattern of visiting my more favorite …