As I begin brainstorming about how to thank our donors this Thanksgiving, I want to give a special shout out to all of our volunteers who have made a huge difference!
First CleanBirth.org’s board has been amazing in pushing the project forward. Jenny Fouracre, Shannon Lawton O’Boyle, and Max Zalota have enthusiastically devoted hours and so much heart to the cause.
Marla Katz, our superstar teen intern, has raised so much money I can’t believe it. Her can-do spirit got her whole high school involved.
Dee Harlow’s efforts have put us on the map in Vientaine, Laos. Pip Boyce, Imogen Matthews and so many others made our fundraiser in Vientaine a huge success!
Bill and Sally Brown at The Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop for donating the beautiful space for our New Haven Fundraiser. To Susan Clinard whose beautiful giving, spirit made it all possible from start to finish. To Anna Festa, Kelly Bee, Holly Jermyn, Robin Ladoceur and Kiara Matos all the volunteers who pitched in. Big thanks to the amazing businesses and artists who gave to our silent auction.
The Yale University Law School has provided us with free legal services. YaleWomenCT and Pecha Kucha enabled me to tell the CleanBirth.org story. The Fitness Haven New Haven hosted an event for us! My fellow World Moms at World Moms Blog have spread the word about CleanBirth.org far and wide — literally!
A new and very important volunteer Natalie Gracia, an Australian medical student, is headed to Salavan this December to monitor the restocking of Clean Birth Kits and observing the next CleanBirth volunteer training. In addition to her time she is covering the cost of her trip!
Wow I am so grateful for all of the hours all of you have spent! With our donors, your free work has made it possible to stretch $20,000 to provide 2,000 birth kits, train 16 nurses and 20 health workers. THANK YOU!