Matching Funds Goal Exceeded!
(Jan. 2, 2017 Update)
We Love Our Supporters
We made it! Thanks to your generosity, ER was able to receive $200,000 in matching funds. Generous donors had offered to match up to $200,000 in donations given to ER as part of our year-end Love-Hope-Opportunity 2017 Impact Campaign.
Many of you responded. ER exceeded the $200,000 threshold at the very end of December. These gifts were then matched dollar-for-dollar, in essence doubling their value.
On behalf of ER staff and our projects and partners, THANK YOU for your support. We cannot operate without this year-end support. Please know that your donation is vital to our ability to help women, orphans and vulnerable children in 2017.
If you missed the year-end campaign but would still like to donate, please click here. While we hit our matching funds goal for year-end 2016, we still need about $12,000 per month in ongoing support to fully resource all of our programs and projects for 2017.
This Christmas, we’re celebrating 20 years of bringing love, hope and opportunities to people who live in extreme conditions. Many ER supporters know our work started in the Quito Dump as we reached out to kids who were living there without the benefit of decent nutrition, housing or education. They played alongside their parents, who were doing there best to provide for the families by gleaning through the trash and collecting items to recycle.
Today, we’ve built homes for 14 of those families and helped hundreds more through our Dump Daycare (Child Development Center), after-school program, women’s program, men’s program, home visits, food baskets, kids program and more.
In 2017, we need your help to reach our dream of providing more love, more hope and more opportunities to people around the world who are forgotten by society – frequently women, orphans and vulnerable children who bear the burden of extreme poverty.
If you follow ER, you may know that we now have regional offices in Manila, Philippines, and Cape Town, South Africa, in addition to Quito, Ecuador. We also have 30 partners located in nine countries. In each location, we’re helping people escape poverty. Together, with our partners, donors and volunteers, we are addressing real needs like education, nutrition, healthcare, orphan/vulnerable children and women’s advocacy.
In 2017 we need to raise $700,000 beyond regular donations in order to help the at-risk people we’ve identified as needing our help. We need these funds to run our programs, manage volunteer teams, and help our partners as they reach out to the poorest of the poor.
Here’s some great news. Generous donors have offered to match the first $200,000 of donations to this campaign. That means your gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar. Click here to donate!