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[30 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Do You Ever Get “Charity Burn-Out?”

Are you ever affected by “charity burn-out?” If so, what makes you snap out of it eventually? Or are you still in a funk and trying to recover?
Oops. We’re not supposed to talk about this, right? Did I just spill a dirty little secret?
It seems like those of us who volunteer, make donations, raise funds, and generally try to do right by others on a regular basis get downright fatigued every now and then. How do I know? Well, it definitely has happened to me on occasion as well as …

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[13 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Happy New Year! Help Us Make 2011 better for Needy Families.

Dear Aura’s House Friends and Supporters,
Happy 2011. We hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season and are still sticking to those New Year’s Resolutions with halo firmly over head.
Thanks to you, this site still keeps chugging along, even during the worst recession since The Great Depression. (Aren’t you tired of hearing people use that line?) Also thanks to you, over $10,000¬†has been¬†raised each and every year since 2004. We know it’s “small potatoes” compared to what the big charities bring in, but every little bit makes a difference. This is …

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[29 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Social Aura’s House: Forums, Facebook, and Twitter- Oh My!

Hi All. If you are like us, you like to know what your favorite websites and organizations are up to on a frequent basis. Stay in the loop and meet others who support Aura’s House by joining us on various Social Networking sites.
Feel free to start a topic or discussion in our new forum. It is part of our new Aura’s House Group Page on Facebook. Updates are made on a daily/weekly basis and often include the latest happenings such as new photo updates for completed projects before they are …

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[28 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Frequently Asked Questions

How do you choose your projects?

In the past we’ve worked with the non profit organizations Kenya Kids in Need, Child Focus Fund, and The American University of Rome in conjunction with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization along with the top-rated US charity, Children International. Right now we are currently only working Children International. That means that we work with our friends at CI to come up with projects (such as the India Tuition Project) or we draw from a list of interested people who sponsor children through Children International …

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[29 Aug 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Welcome Baby Niko!

A belated but very hearty welcome to the newest Aura’s House baby, little Niko! Niko is the son of AH Partner Heather LaBonte Efthymiou who originally comes from California. His daddy is Costas Efthymiou who is originally from Cyprus. The family is currently living in Bristol, UK.
Heather writes, “Niko was born July 6 at 9 pounds. He is a fun baby who likes to make faces and do poses with his arms! My husband, Costas, and I feel very lucky to have him.”
Please join us in welcoming baby Niko …