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Five Minutes, Ten Bucks, Help us Leverage Yahoo Matching Grant To Send Poor Cambodian Youngsters To School

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Many children in Cambodia do not go to school because their families lack the $10 for a uniform, required for school attendance, and other school supplies. Last year, The Sharing Foundation sewing school made over 1000 uniform sets and donated them to needy children in Roteang Village, to the Street Children's Assistance NGO, and to a poor government orphanage. Our sewing girls, who EW employed by the Sharing Foundation's vocational training program, earn from the first day of their training, so this is a win-win situation.

 

This year we could more than double the number of uniforms we provide to children in Cambodia, including some for HIV children's group homes. The Sharing Foundation has the opportunity to receive matching dollars from Yahoo via the Network For Good Charity Badge program. This could make a big difference for thousands of children in Cambodia. We need just a few minutes of your time and a few dollars.

 

Here's how it works: Yahoo! is offering a $50,000 matching grant for the nonprofit which gets the largest number of donations before the end of the year using its new "charity badges." (see below) What is important is the number of donors, not the amount of dollars.

 

A large number of people contributing just the minimum of $10 each (which would send a poor Cambodian child to school and of course, we're a very efficient small nonprofit and would be happy to receive larger contributions to help more children lift themselves out of poverty through education.)

 

Can you think of a better use of $10 or more? Send poor Cambodian to school, provide employment for young women in Cambodia, and help the Sharing Foundation raise additional dollars to help address poverty in Cambodia. Simply click on the orange donate button on the charity badge located in the side bar or right below. If your campaign has the most individual donors, Yahoo will match what we raise. So, why not help us today!

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Taken on October 16, 2006