3.16.2010

Peering At The Faces Of Poverty

This is my maid Janifer ... and my driver Velan. In my haste, I forgot to add their photos. You should see them. Get to know them. Understand where your money is going. Despite how frustrated I may be sometimes, it doesn't change their financial situation. They still have virtually next to nothing.

However, on that note, I have some updates as to how the money collected will be spent. A few friends kindly reminded me that investing in their children's future may be better idea than solely spending money on material items. I couldn't agree more. I don't want to give them things that will only incur additional costs to run them, nor give them things that won't help them in their future. So with that said, a majority of the money will go towards the children education, and then to clothing, and mutually agreed upon necessities. If there are other ideas, I'm open to suggestions.

As I rushed yesterday, I also forgot to give you my 'fundraising' goals. By April 15, my aim is to have received $1000. Think this is possible? I sure do!





I've already received money via our PayPal account, and several other e-mails asking how to send money to us. Again, you're more than welcome send a check or money order via snail mail. E-mail me at mjperlman@me.com if you need our address.


OR, here's how you can donate via PayPal.


1. Go to www.paypal.com

2. If you already have a PayPal account, log in. If you don't, here's where you would create one.

3. Once you're logged in, go to the "SEND MONEY" tab. It will ask you for an e-mail address. Type in mjperlman@me.com.

4. Decide now how much money you're willing to donate. Then pick the reason you're sending money.

5. Click Continue. It will walk you through the rest of the steps. Mere seconds later, you're done.

Doesn't it feel good to give? Don't be shy, do it now!


I'll be sure to keep you all posted on our fundraising goals. Together we can make a difference.

3 comments:

AMIT said...

You are doing awesome work to help this people.

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A Daring Adventure said...

Oh, I'm glad you posted some pictures!

When I read your first post, I was trying to remember what posts of yours I'd seen pictures on of them before.

As individuals, none of us has the power to change the whole world. All that each of us can do is try to bring beauty, love, and support to our small area around us. We can strive to be blessings where God has planted us. I see this in your heart.

A Daring Adventure said...

It's Friday, and that means that the Fifth Weekly State Department Blog Roundup is up - and you're on it!

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