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[29 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
One Last Call to Action: Aura’s House Will Be Closing After Current Projects Fund

Dear Aura’s House friends,
I can’t believe that this day has finally come. Once our current three projects to help bright young minds in the Philippines, Tanzania, and India have funded, I will be archiving the site and saying farewell.
Back in 2004 when Aura’s House first launched, I wanted to tap into the power of the internet to see if I could raise $4500 for my sponsored child, Aura Yesenia (9) in Guatemala for a safe, sturdy brick home.
At that time, crowdfunding websites and tools didn’t yet exist so I clumsily …

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[30 Jun 2014 | 5 Comments | ]
Happy 10th Birthday Aura’s House! Happy 21st Birthday to Aura!

It’s our 10th birthday today here at Aura’s House. Thanks so much for all the support and encouragement over the years! We know that we are small, but we are proud of our little projects that make a big difference. Enter our Birthday Raffle (only two days left!) to help us celebrate and you could win $100 for yourself or favorite charity in the process.

Thanks to the small donations (usually just $10 or under…) of lots of people over the years, we’ve raised over $103,000 USD and completed 81 successful housing, health, education, and income generation projects for needy children and their families and communities in North, Central, and South America, Africa, and Asia. Thousands helped and counting.

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[16 Jul 2013 | 3 Comments | ]
Congratulations to Our 9th Birthday Raffle Winners!

Dear All,
The toddlers have chosen, and thought it would be fun to build up the suspense apparently by taking a while to do so. The drawing was held at our favorite little park in Rome, Italy in Villa Sciara. You can watch Lukas (3) and Nico (1) choose the winners here:
  

A big congratulations to Jeff and Suzzanne Cutler who won second prize (A $50 Amazon gift card or donation to the charity of their choice) and Jocelyn Burrows-Vache who won first prize (A $100 Amazon gift card or donation to …

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[30 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Happy 20th Birthday to Aura! Happy 9th Birthday Aura’s House!

It’s our 9th birthday today here at Aura’s House. Thanks so much for all the support and encouragement over the years! We know that we are small, but we are proud of our little projects that make a big difference. Enter our Birthday Raffle (only a few hours left!) to help us celebrate and you could win $100 or $50 for yourself or favorite charity in the process.

Thanks to the small donations (usually just $10 or under…) of lots of people over the years, we’ve raised almost $95,000 for housing, health, education, and income generation projects for needy children and their families and communities in North, Central, and South America, Africa, and Asia.

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[22 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Birthday Raffle Extended to All Active AH Projects until June 30th

Hi There!
I 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 …