4 October 2010
1. We are proud to announce that, as of 18 June 2010, WorldThrive is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All donations to WorldThrive are now officially tax-deductible.
2. Rwanda Community-Based Initiative
Our friends Pat Sim, Becky Durling and Sandra Cooty are currently volunteering at the Murara HIV/AIDS Clinic in Gisenyi, Rwanda. Pat is planning a community-based education day at the clinic. He has noticed that the local community members are very open to discussing issues surrounding HIV/AIDS, and that there remain many misunderstandings among community members in regards to the truths around HIV/AIDS. This event, scheduled for 31 October, will bring together local community members and local doctors, allowing for an open dialogue and greater understanding for the community members. Check out the flyer. Refreshments and transportation, via bicycle taxi, will be provided for members of the outlying communities. We are excited to help Pat realize this worthy project. Because the event is happening soon, we are looking to raise USD350 by the end of October to give Pat time to get everything in order.
3. Haradali Nursery and Primary School Project
We are excited to work with a wonderful group of volunteers based in Arusha, Tanzania, to help sponsor a child for primary school. Tanzanian public education is not free, and though by Western standards is quite inexpensive, by Tanzanian standards is simply unattainable by many families, and essentially out of the question for the country’s many orphans. For just under USD650 a year, we can send one student to primary school for a year. Our ultimate goal is to send one student to school for all seven years of primary school. These costs include tuition, two meals a day, school uniforms and physical education uniforms, books, and school supplies.
9 May 2010
WorldThrive would like to thank Summit Middle School in Boulder, Colorado, for donating a set of encyclopedias, and for the students of the school for generously donating other reference books. These books were originally destined for the NO-OFISI school in South Africa, but we then learned that the school already had a good number of reference materials. So, we are donating these books to Breakthrough Denver, a wonderful education program. We will have much more about this shortly.
WorldThrive would like to thank the students of Chris Kilgore's 7th period French class for taking advantage of a challenge grant that WorldThrive and Chris Kilgore made. In one day, the students scraped up $225 to be donated to Doctor's Without Borders. WorldThrive matched that figure, and the $450 was added to the money raised by the rest of the school. Final figures are not yet in, but we will have raised more than $3,000 once all is said and done. Thanks to the students of Summit Middle School for their tremendous generosity.
Chris Kilgore will be hiking Kilimanjaro this summer, and will use this dream-come-true to raise awareness and money for students in Tanzania and South Africa. More info to come, but Chris will be seeking per kilometer donations (hike is roughly 100km). The money raised will be split between the NO-OFISI School project in South Africa and the Tanzanian Education Foundation. Stay tuned for more.
Finally, WorldThrive sent off a couple of DVDs to the NO-OFISI school, which just obtained a projector and screen. Thanks to Sara Scarpone and the Kilgores for making that one possible.
23 April 2009
Paris to Lisbon Bikeathon
From June 17 to July 7, Jane Boire and Chris Kilgore will be cycling from Paris, France, to Lisbon, Portugal, in hopes of raising awareness and funds for the NO-OFISI school project in South Africa and for WorldThrive in general. They will be scheduling meeting with Couchsurfing groups in select cities and towns along their route. They are seeking donations per kilometer or lump-sum donations, all of which will go to the NO-OFISI school project in South Africa.
20 February 2009
Join us on Sunday February 22 for Rusty's Birthday Oyster Roast and Live Music beginning at 3:00PM!
A portion of proceeds will be donated to WorldThrive to help us purchase rainwater collectors for the NO-OFISI school in South Africa.
7 December 2008
$5 Funds Initiative
As we get set to purchase rainwater collectors for the NO-OFISI school in South Africa, we aim to get as many people involved as possible. We know that this is a chaotic time of year, and that donating your hard-earned money can be tough around the holidays. As such, we are asking as many people as are willing to consider either a small donation of $5 or to tell your friends about us... or both.
With 300 people donating $5 each, the students of NO-OFISI school will have clean water to drink, water that was collected in an ecologically-friendly way. We are already on our way to our goal of $1,500, but we're not there yet.
Thanks for being interested in our mission and work, and for being a part of us. The more people we have on board, to whatever extent they are comfortable, the greater difference we can make in the lives of others around the world.
The WorldThrive Team
7 November 2008
The WorldThrive Team is excited to announce a new Roots Initiative: Water for Nqileni.
The Crisis School Rehabilitation project is under way in Nqileni, a remote village in the rural Transkei region of South Africa. We are pleased to have sent a donation to the project after our event in Charleston, SC, in September. However, when the question of clean drinking water came to mind, a new facet of our involvement in the project was born. The school is in need of two 10,000 gallon rainwater collectors, which will supply the students and teachers with delicious, potable water. We are honored to be raising money for this wonderful, environmentally sound project. The rainwater collectors will be purchased in South Africa, and will cost a total of USD 1,500. It is our goal to raise this money by the end of the year so the collectors can be purchased and installed during the remainder of the rainy season. As such, we are accepting donations via our Paypal account. Should you be interested in further information or in donating via another method, please contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check out the Crisis School Rehabilitation project at www.bulungulaincubator.wordpress.com.
Thanks for your support,
The WorldThrive Team