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[6 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Learn How to Generate Support & Raise Money For Your Cause

Can one ordinary person make a difference in the world and create a massive wave of positive change? Kristen Palana’s newest online course, How I Raised $100K For Charity With No Fundraising Experience answers with a resounding YES and is now live at Udemy.com.
This course was created to empower ordinary people to plan, create, and manage their first successful online fundraising campaign even for those who have no previous fundraising experience and no idea where to start. 10% of proceeds raised will benefit active projects at Palana’s online grassroots …

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[26 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Raffle Winners Donate Their Prizes to Make Even More Winners

Hi All! Here’s an update following last week’s drawing of raffle winners.
We’ve now heard back from everyone and all the prizes have either been awarded or are on their way (as in the case of the Aura’s House silver necklace).
Here’s what happened to the prize money that was won (Choice of an Amazon Gift Card or Donation to a Charity or Project):
Raffle Winner, Dorothee Clinton
Dorothee decided to have her $50 prize donated to her youngest sponsored child, Christian (4) of Ecuador.
She writes:
Wow, this was so unexpected! I had to take …

News, Past Projects »

[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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[13 Nov 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Our 2012 Holiday Raffle is Now Closed.

This raffle is now closed. Thanks to all who participated!  Find out who won here!


This Holiday Season, we are raffling off a $100 Amazon Gift Card OR a $100 donation to the Charity, FirstGiving Project of your choice or a Special Gift for your sponsor child to one lucky Aura’s House donor. We are also now offering a $50 second prize (Amazon Gift Card or Donation) and an amazing third prize which is a hand-crafted sterling silver Aura’s House necklace made by artist, Jocelyn Burrows Vache.  The raffle prizes are …

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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, …