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ER Scholarships: Quito Dream Center Reaches 26!

ER Scholarships: Quito Dream Center Reaches 26!

ER scholarships are launchpads to opportunity! We are thrilled to share that 17 26 (as of Oct. 21) new scholarships have been provided by donors for the kids in the Quito Dream Center. What a blessing! These scholarship will allow these kids, most of whom are part of...

School Packs Distributed to Quito Dream Center Kids

School Packs Distributed to Quito Dream Center Kids

Update: We just distributed school packs to many of the 40+ kids in the Quito Dream Center. It was very exciting to see the smiles of these kids, most of whom are part of the Quito Dump Recycling community. Without help from ER supporters, many of these kids' families...

COVID-19 Response: Emergency Food

COVID-19 Response: Emergency Food

Zac Carnill, ER's newest staff member in Quito, Ecuador shares this update on the food distribution that is part of our COVID-19 emergency response. In recent weeks we've focused our outreach on the Quito Dump Recycling Community, which has been severely impacted by a...

Dream Center Kids Study Marine Biology

Dream Center Kids Study Marine Biology

The children who attend the Fish Hoek Dream Center got a special opportunity last month. They joined a marine biology course using Zoom and an eLearning platform compliments of the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation. We had 15 children participate in 10 hours of...

COVID-19: New Computers Giving Kids a Huge Boost

COVID-19: New Computers Giving Kids a Huge Boost

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNmk4xc07gY Several weeks ago we shared an urgent need for computer labs to provide remote learning for the vulnerable kids we serve (see below) as part of our COVID-19 response. We're thrilled to share that ER supporters have met this...

Quito Kids: Nieves Inspires Students to Dream

Quito Kids: Nieves Inspires Students to Dream

Long-time teacher Nieves Nivelo is one of our foundation stones at the Quito Dream Center. She loves the kids and embraces training, two powerful attributes that have made her a high-impact educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in Science Education and a...

COVID-19 Response: We’re Stretching Food Supplies

COVID-19 Response: We’re Stretching Food Supplies

With our Fish Hoek Dream Center reopening this month, we're having to stretch the remaining funds for our COVID-19 emergency response. We're providing kids with nutritious meals during their time at the DC and providing their families with gift cards to purchase food...

Hungry Family Loves Its Neighbors

Hungry Family Loves Its Neighbors

By Nick Carnill, ER Africa Staff For three months during the COIVD-19 crisis in South Africa, ER staff members have distributed emergency food, books and supplies to families in great need in local communities. Nick Carnill shares a story that shows how one hungry...

Laurel Lee Dreams Big with Quito Kids

Laurel Lee Dreams Big with Quito Kids

"The kids light up when they they finally show you their dreams. It was moving." - Laurel Lee, short-term volunteer at the Quito Dream Center. The COVID-19 pandemic may have shortened Laurel Lee's time helping the kids at the Dream Center, but she still left with...

Pathways Of Hope Highlighted in New Logo

Pathways Of Hope Highlighted in New Logo

Following months of strategic planning and brainstorming, we are pleased to share new design elements that enhance our purpose, visual look and feel. This fresh look is exemplified by a new logo design, a new eNewsletter template and new content. As represented in our...

Pandemic Response: Food for At-Risk Families

Pandemic Response: Food for At-Risk Families

May 2 Pandemic Response Update: The Philippines stay-at-home quarantine has been extended to May 15. But we have good news. ER Asia staff and other local volunteers have successfully provided emergency food to hundreds of families in the Taytay, Rizal community served...

Donor Transparency

Donor Transparency

We're pleased to share that Extreme Response International has reached GuideStar's GoldSeal of Transparency again for 2020. This achievement helps demonstrate our desire for donor transparency in all we do. Whether you are making your first gift to Extreme Response or...

Ecuadorian Orphans Get Emergency Food

Ecuadorian Orphans Get Emergency Food

The generosity of an ER donor has impacted Ecuadorian orphans living in western coastal region. The children are part of the Fundación Shekinah orphanage, a refuge located in the city of Manta. The foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that...

Great Grandfather Treasures Investing in Kids

Great Grandfather Treasures Investing in Kids

Chuck Slick isn't your typical 82-year-old great grandfather. A widower since his wife Mickey passed in 2008, the Bedford, PA, resident uses his time investing in the futures of vulnerable kids who live on the other side of the world. Chuck does this by both...

Coronavirus FAQ: ER Staff, Programs and You

Coronavirus FAQ: ER Staff, Programs and You

At ER headquarters in Snellville, GA, we are monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the regions where our staff are located. While staff safety is our utmost priority, we also are working to show compassion for the women and children in our programs....

Diaper Duty Lifts ER Volunteer

Diaper Duty Lifts ER Volunteer

To help celebrate Linguava's 10-year anniversary, we've reposted this Newsfeed item originally posted on Aug. 10, 2017.  By Tim Fausch, ER Communications "'The secret to living is giving'. That concept has really impacted my heart." - David Brackett While in his early...

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