Aninga Project Update February 2014

February, 2014

Dear Aninga Project supporters,

We hope that your year is off to a great start! The Aninga Project has had a very busy few months and we would like to share what has been happening.

Holiday Hope for The Aninga Project

We had a very successful Holiday Hope fundraiser again this year. The generosity of our supporters is overwhelming and definitely helps to keep our team motivated and to take care of our girls. Thank you so much to everyone who donated to Holiday Hope this year.

GivingTuesday

The Aninga Project was very pleased to be a part of GivingTuesday on Tuesday December 3, 2013. GivingTuesday is a Canadian movement for giving and volunteering which will take place each year after Cyber Monday. We are looking forward to participating again on December 2, 2014 and plan to do some more promotional work around this new day. You can learn more about GivingTuesday by going to www.givingtuesday.ca.

CYCC Network (Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts)

The Aninga Project has applied – and has been accepted pending a board review – to become a member of the CYCC Network. The CYCC Network is a national network that is being chaired by Dalhousie University. It focuses on improving mental health and well-being for children and youth in challenging contexts. The purpose of the CYCC Network is to allow academics, community organizations and government to share their knowledge and best practices with other partners who work with children and youth in challenging contexts.

We are very excited to be a part of this network. We are looking forward to sharing our experiences with other network partners and – more importantly – learning new information and techniques that can help us and our girls in Uganda. To learn more about the CYCC Network you can go to www.cyccnetwork.org.

Great News! We have hired!

We are very proud and excited to announce that we have hired a part-time staff member in Uganda. We would like to give a warm welcome to Monicah who is going to be an instrumental part of our organization. After taking many months to figure out the best way to achieve staff support in Uganda, we feel that this is a great step for our organization and we are very pleased to share this news with you.

Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon

The Aninga Project has registered a team to run and walk in the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon Charity Challenge in Halifax. The Blue Nose will be taking place from May 16th to 18th with the majority of our walkers and runners participating on May 18th in the 10k and half marathon races. We are very excited about our team coming together and about this great fundraising opportunity for our organization.

If you are interested in running or walking for us and haven’t let us know please email aningaproject@gmail.com and we will send you the registration information. We would like to have as many runners and walkers as we can get!

To sponsor our team please go to www.bluenosemarathon.com and click on the “Charity Challenge”. You can then choose to sponsor a team of fundraisers and our team is called “The Aninga Project”. In return for your sponsorship you will receive a tax receipt from us, as you would if you were making a direct donation.

Thank you for your time and your support!

Jenny B.

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