Friends of Burkina Faso Request

From NPCA…

I’m writing because Friends of Burkina Faso needs your help! Recently the Peace Corps Polyglot posted a blurb about our participation in America’s Giving Challenge, a fundraising competition in collaboration with Global Giving, the Case Foundation and Parade Magazine. The blog link is:
http://peacecorpsconnect.typepad.com/peacecorpspolyglot/2008/01/10-5-minutes-50.html

The facts are simple: the top four charities in this competition that generate the LARGEST NUMBER OF INDIVIDUAL DONORS receive $50,000 towards their cause.

FBF’s cause is the “Lambs for School” Project that pays a young girl’s school fees for her 1st year of primary school and provides her family with funds (roughly $50) to buy a lamb to raise and use as an income source to support the young girl’s subsequent years of education through high school.

Currently, we are in 3rd place on the “Leader Board,” with very stiff competition from many other worthy groups. Why should you choose to support our cause? With $50,000 from America’s Giving Challenge, we will be more than halfway towards reaching our overall funding goal of $72,000 to support 13 years of education for 900 young girls: $80 per girl for 13 years of schooling. A great investment indeed!

We respectfully request that you do two things for us today:

1) donate $10–no more no less–and only once; and

2) encourage your friends, family and colleagues to donate so that we can keep increasing the number of individual donations we receive before 3pm EST, January 31, 2008. Feel free to forward this message on and thank you in advance!

To donate $10, please go to the Friends of Burkina Faso web site, (http://fbf.tamu.edu) where you will see links for donating to this project on the home page. Or click here to go directly to the AGC donation page.

Our sincere thanks in advance for your help–your support will mean a lot to the young girls in northern Burkina Faso who would otherwise not have an opportunity to receive an education.

Thank you!

The volunteers of Friends of Burkina Faso

PS: To learn more about the “Lambs for School” project, please read our most recent edition (page 10) of FBF’s organizational newsletter, the Burkina Connection, on our web site. For any questions about the project, please contact Suzanne Plopper at smplopper@aol.com.
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