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[29 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
One Last Call to Action: Aura’s House Will Be Closing After Current Projects Fund

Dear Aura’s House friends,
I can’t believe that this day has finally come. Once our current three projects to help bright young minds in the Philippines, Tanzania, and India have funded, I will be archiving the site and saying farewell.
Back in 2004 when Aura’s House first launched, I wanted to tap into the power of the internet to see if I could raise $4500 for my sponsored child, Aura Yesenia (9) in Guatemala for a safe, sturdy brick home.
At that time, crowdfunding websites and tools didn’t yet exist so I clumsily …

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[31 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Congratulations to our Holiday Raffle Winners!

Updates, Feb. 6, 2015:
Claudia Tait, our first prize winner has generously donated her $100 prize to benefit Yasini Biggo and pay for some of his University expenses.
She writes,
“I thought Yasini might need clothes, supplies, anything really… (I made it through college on scholarships and had no money to speak of. It was a difficult time, never knowing if I’d be able to finish at all… I thought maybe Yasini could use a treat.)“
Suzzanne and Jeff Cutler, second prize winners have generously donated their $50 prize to Parveen’s Emergency Income Generation Project. Artist, …

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[4 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Who We Helped in 2014 Thanks to Our Donors

Happy New Year Everyone!
Aura’s House Partner, Anastasia Yecke recently compiled all our accomplishments from the past year and put together a lovely end of year summary and newsletter. Have a look, and see what our donors made possible for others around the world this past year.
We are excited about the many more children, families, and communities we will be able to help in 2015.  And again, we sincerely thank our donors for making it all possible.
We wish you a new year filled with the warmth of home, the love of …

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[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
New AH Volunteers: Introducing Stefani and Martina

For the next few months, Aura’s House will have a few extra helping hands working behind the scenes. Please join us in welcoming Stefani and Martina.
 

Introducing Stefani:
Olá, my name is Stefani de Matos and I am a new volunteer here at Aura’s House. I am currently a junior at The American University of Rome (AUR), where I began my undergraduate degree in the spring of 2011. I am studying Business Administration and minoring in Film and Digital Media. I will graduate from AUR in December of 2014, yet I am …

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[17 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Congratulations to Our 10th Birthday Raffle Winners!

Dear All,
The raffle-pickers have chosen! The drawing was held at our favorite little park in Rome, Italy in Villa Sciara. You can watch Lukas (4) and Nico (2) choose the winners here: (video)

A big congratulations to Luke Wood who won second prize (A $50 Amazon gift card or donation to the charity of his choice) and Sabrina Priebe who won first prize (A $100 Amazon gift card or donation to the charity of her choice.)