2011: FRIENDS OF NGONG ROAD ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP OF A YOUNG GIRL Friends of Ngong Road (FoNR), a Minnesota-based 501(c)(3), and Ngong Road Children Association (NRCA), a registered Kenya NGO, operate with the shared mission of providing education and support for impoverished Nairobi children whose families have been affected by HIV/AIDS. The devastation
caused by HIV/AIDS in Kenya has left the country with approximately 1 million orphaned children and many more living with a surviving HIV+ parent. Children in this program all live in the slums of Dagoretti, Nairobi where the median household income is under two dollars per day. Approximately 50% of the children in the program are orphans and the other 50% live with a surviving HIV+ parent; 5% of children in the program are themselves HIV+. Without the opportunity provided by a high-quality education, these children would be sentenced to lives of continuing poverty and would be an economic drag on Kenyan society. Unfortunately, Kenya’s public education system is not up to the task as it is woefully underfunded and inconsistent in quality. FoNR believes that placing at-risk children in high-performing private schools for primary education and public high schools gives them the best chance of success and will have a long-term positive ripple effect on Kenya, Africa and the world. To learn more, click HERE.
Non-Profit Of The Month
DECEMBER 2011: The Central Vermont Humane Society
The Central Vermont Humane Society provides a helping hand and a temporary home for animals. They also provide pet adoption as well as spay & neutering services. They provide services to two counties in Central Vermont and strive to ensure the humane treatment of all domestic animals.
Join us in supporting this month’s non-profit. They have several creative ways for you to donate including their own retail area with very nice items including dog beds, leashes and the popular Martingale dog collar. A portion of all sales from their retail area goes to support their efforts. To donate to the Central Vermont Humane Society, click HERE.
Also in December: Dover Children’s Home is dedicated to enriching the lives of adolescents and strengthening their family relationships through the highest quality residential treatment services and educational programs. Our commitment to evolving and designing new treatment programs must set the standard for excellence in the field and enable those children facing life’s most difficult challenges with the means to grow and live healthy, productive, and independent lives. Click HERE for information.
NOVEMBER 2011: OREN OUBRE
This month’s non-profit is OREN OUBRE, brother of one of our own, Louis Oubre. Oren was recently diagnosed with a serious form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. This illness is making it hard for him to earn a living at the moment and the bills are mounting. His prognosis is good but he could really use your help. Oren is accepting donations at: https://www.wepay.com/donate/127499.
Oren is grateful for your consideration and generosity.
OCTOBER 2011: SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE
We are excited to participate with an 18 member team in this years Race for the Cure! Our team name is the “Elvis Breastly’s”. If you would like to donate to the Susan G. Komen Foundation please click HERE.
SEPTEMBER 2011: The Rotary Club of New Orleans
AUGUST 2011: Tripp Roth
Our August non-profit is a baby, Tripp Roth. Tripp Roth, has Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa which as you can see by following the link http://web.me.com/trearx/Tripp/Main.html, is a life life threatening and horrible illness.
Also in August: The National Brain Tumor Society, “Jumping for Jonathan” – It has come to light that our one of our firm employee’s had a young family member recently pass away from a rare brain malignancy, Craniopharyngioma. This little boy’s family is hosting a fundraiser to help raise awareness and support the National Brain Tumor Society. Click this link, Jumping for Jonathan, to learn more about Jonathan and how you can help. They are in need of restaurant donations, silent auction items, and raffle prizes, as well as monetary donations; no amount is too small.