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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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[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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[10 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
Featured Person: Sharon Clyburn

Sharon is a multi-child sponsor through Children International and other organizations and is a longtime Aura’s House supporter. She recently participated in our e-interview to share her thoughts with the community here at Aura’s House.
1. Who are you? Where are you from? What are your interests?
My name is Sharon Clyburn and I am from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I am a first grade teacher and tutor. My interests include Bible study, music appreciation and composition, history, personality studies, sketching, and of course child sponsorship
2. How did you hear about Aura’s House …

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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.