UPDATE 1/1/18: With donations from Rotarians and non-members we ended 2017 still short of the goal of raising $5000 from our club. Accordingly, Ian has generously extended the challenge grant end point. There is still time for you to support this project by sending your check to Ann Arbor Rotary Foundation with Ghana Orphanage on the memo line. Won’t you do this so the orphanage can be completed early this year? Thank you!
In a recent report to our club, Paul Smith, chair of the International Humanitarian Projects Committee reported:
We made a grant to re-roof an orphanage in Ghana and provide desks and more. But the building was too rotted to hold a roof so it was torn down and a new one erected using the funds we had supplied. Now they need another $7500 to complete the project but we are at the end of our budget for this fiscal year.
Our kind and generous fellow Rotarian, Ian Bund, has offered a matching gift to complete the orphanage. For each $2 you donate Ian will match it with $1, up to $2500. That would provide enough funding to complete the orphanage.
This is a terrific, unexpected gift and challenge to all of us. Please accept the challenge and donate. The match offer ends December 13.
Make the check payable to Ann Arbor Rotary Foundation with “Ghana orphanage” on the memo line to ensure your gift is correctly directed and eligible for the match.
Thank you, Ian and thanks to all of you!
Now, let’s put a roof on it!