We are officially kicking off the 2009 Holiday Project this week. Our fearless volunteer Mandie Doak has stepped up to the plate for the 4th year in a row to organize a wonderful celebration for all of the children we care for in Ethiopia and Ghana. We will also use a sizeable portion of the total collected to provide food aid in partnership with Hope Enterprises in Ethiopia and to several small orphanages we are assisting in Ghana.
Our Holiday Project is a great opportunity to do double duty shopping for those people on your list who "have everything." For each $30 donation (this year's minimum), we will send a special holiday photo card to a grandparent, teacher, or someone special who would appreciate receiving this kind of gift in their honor. Donations can be made online at this link and you can enter in the "in honor of" name and address in the space provided or mail it to me separately.
For more details about the holiday project, visit Mandie's great blog at http://www.destinationdesta.blogspot.com/ She's also creating beautiful jewelry with material from Ethiopia and Ghana to benefit this year's Holiday Project and you can shop for these items at this link.
Thank you so much and we look forward to another successful Holiday Project. As the Holiday Project gets underway, we will put up periodic updates on the way to our goal. We have set an ambitious goal of $21, 630 and will nearly double the humanitarian assistance portion from last year. Please give generously!
Director of Development