The America's Giving Challenge will award $50,000 to the project that gets the most unique donors. I can't do this alone and that's why I'm asking my blogger friends to join me and in helping to raise money to help the many children who are touched by the Sharing Foundation's programs. Michele Martin has graciously agreed to lead the charge and created this widget (Thanks Michele) Not only that she invited her blog community to participate.
These bloggers are also helping out with posts, adding the widget to their side bar, and encouraging readers/friends to contribute:
Want to join the fun? Sign up here.
Why am I doing this?
My husband and I adopted two beautiful children, Harry and Sara, from Cambodia. On our first trip we were overjoyed to bring our son, Harry, home. But, also felt sad when thought of the many children in Cambodia who would not have the same opportunities as our children do. That's why we've been advocates and supporters for the Sharing Foundation for the past eight years.
If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may remember that my family and I sponsor a college student, Leng Sopharath, with the help of many of you. But there are 1499 other children who are touched by the Sharing Foundation's programs every day! The programs include an orphanage, a pre-school, college and high school sponsorship, vocational training (sewing and computer school), and more.
Our project on Global Giving focuses on literacy which is key to education and jobs for poor children. It's a route out of poverty. The Sharing Foundation's Khmer Literacy program helps farm children learn their native alphabet and numbers well enough to attend elementary school. The Sharing Foundation's English Language Program offers village students, ages 8-18, the opportunity to learn English, allowing them to obtain jobs in tourism and word processing. These students are so dedicated that some meet on their own to study on weekends. The literacy school runs three sessions a day for 130 children of Roteang village’s poorest families. Ten bilingual Cambodian college graduates teach English to 500 students in 19 sections offered daily after school hours at the village school.
Take Action Now!
- Donate $10 or more to the Sharing Foundation through Global Giving Fundraiser set up by Blogger Michele Martin of the Bamboo project!
- If we are four of the top causes to get the most unique donors, we'll win $50,000 for the Sharing Foundation as part of America's Giving Challenge
- If you are a blogger and want to participate in this blogger's campaign, you can sign up here.