Do you work for a match-maker?!
During difficult times, we know it can be challenging to consider another financial contribution. That is why our Boeing TRIPLE match is so special. Your gift today will go further than ever before helping Rwandan students succeed by being TRIPLED.
Do you know if your employer matches your donation contributions like Boeing does?! Many employers will match gifts for employees, employees' spouses, or retired employees. Simply contact your employer to see if they participate in corporate matching opportunities and find GIFTS Rwanda on their list. Just like the Boeing employee has done for us!
Are you ready to go 3 times as far with your donation to help students like these in need?!
We are just over three thousand away from our goal. With only a week left in the campaign let's all work together and spread the word so we can take advantage of every dollar of this triple match opportunity!
Don't wait. Triple your gift now and help open up vital funds so we can help more children like these Rugarika Primary School students below!
Please help spread the word about this incredible triple campaign opportunity by sharing this email, GIFTS Rwanda's website and social media platforms (links below) with your friends and family!
Can you help us take advantage of ALL of the $10,000 matching donation available making our total $30,000?!
We thank you again for your partnership and support.
None of this could be done without you!!
We are one week in to our Boeing TRIPLE Match Campaign and already almost half way to our goal!
That means there's just over $5,000 out there with the ability to be TRIPLED!
In case you have not heard, Boeing has offered us a MATCHING donation up to $10,000. Not only that, but one of their employees has agreed to give us a $10,000 check to gain this match IF WE can come together to raise ANOTHER $10,000 by June 30th to equal $30,000. We only have $5,242 to raise for this triple match to happen. Can we count on your support?
Let's keep donations rolling in so we can take advantage of ALL of the $10,000 matching donation available making our total $30,000!
This is Umukunzi. She is one of the 35 students GIFTS Rwanda currently sponsors to go to school. This includes receiving food and supplies throughout the year for her and her family. If we are able to make our goal of $10,000 we will be able to DOUBLE the amount of children we sponsor. Together we will add 29 secondary students (GIFTS Rwanda currently sponsors 21) and 6 primary students (GIFTS Rwanda currently sponsors 14) making a total of 70 students who will get to go to school as well as give their families food and supplies for an entire year.
Please help spread the word about this incredible triple campaign opportunity by sharing this email, GIFTS Rwanda's website and social media platforms with your friends and family!
NOW is the time to make a difference. Be apart of the change YOU want to see by sharing this email with your family and friends and GIVING today TRIPLING your impact up to $10,000!!
Have you heard of a TRIPLE match?!
Neither had I. You are not going to believe this...
We just heard from Boeing (yes... as in the airplanes!) and they are offering us a MATCHING donation up to $10,000. Not only that, but one of their employees has agreed to give us a $10,000 check to gain this match IF WE can come together to raise ANOTHER $10,000 by June 30th to equal $30,000! And this gave me an idea.
Have you met Thabita?
Thabita is a successful graduate from secondary school where she was able to study electricity. Her job is safe and pays well providing for herself and her family, but it wasn't always this way. Prior to donations from GIFTS Rwanda, Thabita had dropped out of school and worked a low paying and unsafe job because the daily survival needs of herself and her family were unmet. Your donations enable people like Thabita to develop their skills and make a difference for an entire family.
Thabita's story is not unusual. Not by a long shot. Children are obliged by their parents to help them with the needs of the family to survive. Families entrenched in poverty can't get regular meals, and because of hunger, students drop out of their studies so they can try to feed themselves and their families. School uniforms, materials, and school fees all cost money and most families cannot come up with the costs for their children to attend. And all of this has been greatly exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine as food and supply prices have skyrocketed in Rugarika.
What if we all work together to raise $10,000 by the end of June and have it TRIPLED giving us the opportunity to raise $30k to support these families by giving them food and getting their children back into school?!
I have talked to our team in Rwanda and with these funds we can more than DOUBLE the amount of children we currently provide school funding and food for. This is an incredible opportunity for you to triple your donation and give a child like Thabita the opportunity of an education. We know the impact your donation can make. Will you help us?
Please help spread the word about this incredible triple campaign opportunity by sharing this blog, GIFTS Rwanda's website and our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter social media platforms with your friends and family.
Remember, you can give a little, triple your donation, and be a very important part of the change you want to see. Are you in?
P.S. Did you know it's EASY to donate online and TRIPLE your donation THIS MONTH ONLY on our secure donation page?! Check it out HERE!
"I am called KAMAGAJU Francoise, I live with my two children, we are so happy because we are helped by GIFTS Rwanda. We get food and health insurance; I got a goat and rabbits and my life is changing due to the help from GIFTS Rwanda. "
Did you know you can buy a family a goat ($60) or rabbits ($54 for 3)? Each animal provides a living, nutrition, and meat for that family. You can provide this for a family with a one time donation, or a monthly donation to go towards the purchase. Learn more about our many animal projects and how you can donate here.
It is exciting to see our projects at work changing lives every day. It's people like you that are helping the people in Rugarika make these real sustainable changes, and it couldn't be done without you. THANK YOU for being a part of our team!
P.S. Did you know you can donate a goat, chickens, or a cow to a family? Learn more about our projects and how you can give here.
"My name is NIYONSHUTI Jonas, I am widower. I lost my wife and she left me children and a small baby, I was obliged to take care of them but I was not able to get everything for my family. Now I am happy and my heart is happy to have got a help from GIFTS Rwanda and my daughter Anitha who helps me to take care of the small baby gets school fees and she is going to continue studying. I will always pray for people of good heart because GIFTS Rwanda is giving me what I have never thought about. Thank you very much GIFTS Rwanda."
GIFTS Rwanda was able to send 32 children to school this school year, including Jonas daughter Anitha. Our goal is to increase this number for next school year. Please help support more children's dreams of an education by giving here.
We feel so blessed and thankful to be a part of these beautiful Rwandan peoples' lives. An extra special shout out to our Rwandan superstars, Paterne and Brigitte and their wonderful and endless energy and work for their people.
Please remember, YOU are the change. THANK YOU for being a part of our team!
P.S. Did you know that just $60 a year or $5 a month will cover the cost of one primary child's tuition, uniform, and supplies for a year? Learn more about our projects and how you can give here.
I would like to introduce you to some of the people you serve. These people are some of the most inspiring you'd ever want to meet. Their stories of integrity, courage, faith, and perseverance are examples for us all. Meet them below...
"I am an old woman and I am poor. I met good people and they are helping me. I live with my grandchildren; children of my daughter. She married a man and they had five children. Because of familial misunderstanding her husband killed her and he is jailed. I decided to live with my grandchildren even though we are poor. We lived a difficult live but now things have changed as I am helped by God who sent me GIFTS Rwanda."
"I am 24 years old, I am a policeman. I come from a poor family that could not pay my school fees and I had no hope to continue my studies. I met GIFTS Rwanda and it helped me and I returned to school and they paid my school fees. I finished my secondary studies in 2019 and I decided to be a policeman as I liked this. I thank a lot GIFTS Rwanda the way it helps poor people and I will always pray for GIFTS Rwanda."
Stay tuned for more inspiring stories throughout this week showing the impact YOU are making to the people of Rugarika impacted by your generosity.
Please help inspire more giving by sharing GIFTS Rwanda's website, FB, IG and Twitter with your friends and family! Additional funds are welcome to allow us to continue this work serving the vulnerable community of Rugarika and creating sustainable change to raise this village out of poverty.
P.S. You may have noticed GIFTS Rwanda getting a new look. Let us know what you think and how we are doing any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you!
We've been busy...
We have been busy these past two months and are excited to update you on the incredible impact your support is making!
Updates coming to you soon on the other projects so be on the lookout for those!
Stay tuned for inspiring stories we will be sharing throughout next week from the people of Rugarika impacted by your generosity.
Remember, YOU are the change. THANK YOU for being a part of our team. We feel so blessed and thankful to be a part of so these Rwandan peoples' lives with you. An extra special shout out to our Rwandan team Brigitte and Paterne, and their good and endless energy and work for their people.
The new mothers in GIFTS Rwanda's sewing co-op are already learning a ton and are excited to start making uniforms for the students. They are feeling a sense of comradery and are currently working on creating uniforms they can wear to show everyone in their community that they are getting these new skills together. These uniforms create a sense of belonging for them and improve their team work together. It is amazing to see their spirits lift with this new sense of purpose.
Recently with your donations 35 students were able to receive new uniforms. 14 went to primary students and 21 went to secondary students. Secondary schooling is much more expensive (annually $240 for secondary school vs $60 for primary school) because you must pay for tuition to attend on top of paying for a uniform and supplies. If a child is able to go to school at all, most drop out after primary school due to these tuition costs. We are proud to be sponsoring 21 secondary students' tuition and are dedicated to increasing these numbers as we move forward together.
Because of your donations 33 families also just received food and supplies including rice, cooking oil, beans, soaps, and maize as well as rabbits and goats with chickens on their way. Each animal provides a living, nutrition, and meat for that family. As you can see below, the people are thrilled at the hope the food, supplies, and animals provide them and are grateful for your support.
Through your donations GIFTS Rwanda is working on the following:
Stay tuned for more updates, new project announcements, and to hear stories that we begin to share from the people of Rugarika impacted by your generosity.
Please help inspire more giving by sharing GIFTS Rwanda's website and social media platforms (links at the bottom of website) with your friends and family! Additional funds are welcome to allow us to continue this work serving the vulnerable community of Rugarika and creating sustainable change to raise this village out of poverty.
Remember, YOU are the change.
THANK YOU for being a part of our team!
Check out what GIFTS Rwanda is up to...
The team has been busy this month and we are so excited to update you!
Our first ever campaign, GivingTuesday, wrapped up last month and because you $11,937 was raised. With the $10,000 matching donation the final total is $21,937.... almost $2,000 past our goal! THANK YOU!! With your donations the following projects have begun:
You can now donate DIRECTLY into any project that you choose right off the donate page! Simply click the 'Select A Campaign' drop down under the Donate Now title and select the project you would like your donation to go into. If you do not have a preference GIFTS Rwanda is preselected and your donation will go into the general fund.
You have helped make such a difference in this world! See how your support has impacted the people of Rugarika:
It is exciting to see the increase in outreach for so many of GIFTS Rwanda's current sustainable projects. Other projects, currently on hold, that are also sustainable, should be taking off in the near future, as more funds come in. Our team on the field in Rugarika, Brigitte Mukunyandwi & Habinshuti Paterne, are great at letting us know with high enthusiasm, the many new projects they see a need for as they visit the people in Rugarika. These are mentioned in some of the above paragraphs. More funding will be needed, of course, and any additional funds are welcome in order to continue this work.
It's people like you that are helping the people in Rugarika make real sustainable change, and it couldn't be done without you. THANK YOU for being a part of our team!
Giving Tuesday Success 2021
In November we took on our first EVER campaign and were offered a $10,000 matching donation so we made a big scary goal of $10,000 to fully take advantage of the match. We are so excited to report because of people like YOU we SURPASSED our goal and raised $11,937.03, and with our $10,000 match, made the massive impact of $21,937.03. Every dollar is going to the people in Rugarika Rwanda living in extreme poverty to create a brighter world and save lives. The work to defeat poverty by creating sustainable development is made possible because of our donors and from the bottom of our hearts we want to say thank you to each and every person who gave, no matter the size.
We are excited to continue building on the momentum of GivingTuesday 2021 and will be sharing stories of how our donor support has impacted this important work and the projects that will be launched because of it. There are so many opportunities to allow us to continue our work serving this vulnerable community and creating sustainable change to raise the village of Rugarika out of poverty. $9,300 will fund the building of a duplex for two families (includes bed, table, and chairs). $2,356 will fund the purchase of a water tank giving countless people access to clean water. $215 will sponsor a pregnant, single mother to join a tailoring co-op to receive education and a means to make a living. There are countless opportunities to change lives. Learn about all of our opportunities under the Current Projects Tab and give to which ever project speaks to you.
We are excited to work with you to continue to help truly make sustainable change and the people of Rugarika permanently out of extreme poverty. We can’t do this without you and we are grateful to be in this fight with you.