Monday, October 12, 2009

"It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act."-- His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, Fourteenth Dalai Lama, 1992

A friend sent me this quote today and I just love it. I've been told many times by many different people that they don't donate to Angel Covers because they feel like they wouldn't be able to give enough to make a difference. I certainly understand the concern, but I think the America's Giving Challenge is a perfect example of how every single dollar, every single donation, make a HUGE different.

In the past week, Angel Covers has been asking you to spread the world about this challenge and together we have raised more than $3,500. Most of this has been raised through $10 donations! $10...the cost of a pizza, going out to lunch with a friend, or some Halloween candy. This $3,500 is being matched by 50% and will then become $5,250. Through $10 donations, a new fence can be built so deaf children like Samson, Jane, Michael, Stephen, and so many others can have a safe outside area to play in. New beds will also be purchases so these children no longer have to sleep cramped with other children in their bed.

For the cost of a couple of cups of coffee, we are changing the lives of deaf children; letting them know that they deserve the same opportunities and living conditions our children have.

Angel Covers is working hard to win the next daily challenge of $1,000. It's a very tight race between 3 organizations right now and we are in 3rd place. Please, even if you have already donated $10, consider donating $10 and helping us change the world.

Truly, $10 is changing lives.

Grateful always.
Kari Fillmore

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