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[23 Jan 2013 | 6 Comments | ]
Complete: USA Dental Project for 400 Sponsored Children – Little Rock, AR:  $6,000 Raised. Thank You!

This project is now complete.
Launched: January 18, 2012.
Completed: January 22, 2013.

*Everyone who  donated at least $10 to this project between Nov. 20, 2012 and January 7, 2013 was automatically entered in our Holiday Raffle.
The office of Children International at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock required help to purchase consumable dental supplies for preventative appointments to benefit 400 needy children in its 2013 fiscal year. We aimed to raise $6,000 for prophylaxis angles, prophylaxis brushes, prophylaxis paste, distilled water or tablets, x-ray film, flouride/flouride varnish, toothbrushes, floss, toothpaste, bags …

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[27 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
And The Raffle Winner Is…

Seven month-old Nico Hemling chose the raffle winner today.
Thanks to all who entered our 8th Birthday Raffle. Baby Nico chose a winner, and she is repeat Aura’s House donor, Lori Hartwick!
Congratulations Lori! We’ll be in touch soon so you can choose either a $100 Amazon Gift Card or $100 to your favorite charity or cause.
Thanks to all who entered for making a difference in the lives of needy children and their families.
Kristen and The Aura’s House Team


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[24 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Boy in the Yellow Boot

Remember the little boy you saw in rural Tanzania back in 2005 who was about the same age as your son was the day I write this? You never took a photo of him, but you will always remember that he had one yellow boot and a “toy” made out of wood scraps and junk that crudely resembled a car. Of all the poverty you saw during your travels in the world, will this one image ever get out of your mind? Will it continue to help fuel your fire …

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[13 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Complete: Tutorial/Household Needs Project for Nsenzeni (9) of Zambia: $727 Raised. Thank You!

This Project is now complete. Launched: January 18, 2012
Completed: March 13, 2012.

Tutorial/Household Needs Project for Nsenzeni (9) of Zambia.

Our goal was to raise $645.
$727 raised. THANK YOU!

Special Thanks to longtime supporter, Elvis Kibiti for finishing off this project with his generous $200 donation that will also be matched by his company, Apple. (The match will be applied to the USA Dental Project.)

See photos of Nseneni with her gifts from your donations and read an account of her sponsor Barbara’s visit to Zambia.
Nsenzeni (9) lives in Zambia with her grandmother, …

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[8 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
Interview with Jennifer S., an inspiring teen who chose sponsorship for her senior class project!

I met Jennifer on LiftOne, a site created by Children International to promote sponsorship. I was impressed by Jennifer’s maturity and willingness to help others. She is a very inspiring teenager. I loved that she chose sponsorship as the topic of her senior project! She also has inspired others to help out by recruiting a Daisy Troop (kind of like a Girl Scout Troop) to help her gather toys and clothes to take on Jennifer’s upcoming trip to Mexico to visit Paola. We generally don’t link to non-Aura’s House …