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[28 Jun 2012 | 5 Comments | ]
Mike Epler Successfully Completes the Gobi March (250K) Race in China

Congratulations are in order for Aura’s House Partner, Mike Epler who recently completed one of the world’s most grueling endurance races! The Gobi March (China) is part of the 4 Deserts series (RacingThePlanet) which was again named by TIME magazine as the #1 footrace in the world, and as one of the world’s top 10 endurance events.
Mike chose to use the race as a means for raising funds for over 400 needy children in Little Rock, Arkansas so that they may receive free preventive dental healthcare exams. Visit our USA …

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[12 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
An Aura’s House Confessional- Behind the Scenes, Black and White Clouds

Hi Everyone,
Kristen Here. I’m the founder of Aura’s House and one of the people who keep the site going and the projects rolling on a daily basis. Things have been quiet at the site for a little while. I’m sorry and I can explain…
First, I have two babies.
Aren’t they cute?
In fact, I just put them both to bed about a half hour ago. In a nutshell, I am happy but exhausted and exhaustion and running a website don’t go so great together. In perfect world I’d be writing more posts, …

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[28 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
To Fee or not to fee. Changes to Upcoming Aura’s House Projects.

Dear Aura’s House Fundraising Friends and Sponsors,
We wanted to let you all know that we have updated Aura’s House policy regarding Children International’s (CI) recent change of charging a 10% administrative fee on special projects. Their new policy affects Aura’s House and its donors because about 95% of the fundraising projects we do on the site are in partnership with Children International.
This recent change indicates that as of October 1, Children International will begin to charge a 10% administrative fee on Aura’s House projects from $100 to $1000 with a …

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[24 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Try out iGive and they will donate $10 per person to Aura’s House- Free!

Our partner and pal, iGive.com  has a promotion lasting until August 31, 2011 (*Now extended until November!) where just by trying the site out, they will donate $10 or more to Aura’s House per person. iGive is a website featuring over 900 popular online stores. Whenever you shop online via iGive, they donate a portion of the sale at no additional cost to you to our projects at Aura’s House.
From their email:
We’ve just surpassed 21,000 “Likes” on Facebook, so we’re celebrating.
We’re inviting 21,000 new people to start using iGive by …

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[23 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Does This Boy Deserve to Go to School? -Updates From our India Tuition Project

Meet Bhatu Paul. He is 8 years-old and lives with his father in an 8 x 8 sq. foot room built above his community’s toilet in Kolkata, India. His mother abandoned him when he was 4 years-old and his father is only able to earn about $12 a month as an assistant mason. Going to school is currently an impossible dream for Bhatu.
Luckily, there’s hope. Bhatu just recently became sponsored through Children International and will be the very first child to receive tuition money once our India Tuition Project here …