As the New Year approaches, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the tremendous progress that Buddhist Global Relief has made in 2010 and to give thanks to donors and supporters like you who have made our success possible.
BGR recently completed its second year of service, and we have already launched 20 projects around the world. In Cambodia, we have provided seeds and farming tools to help poor families generate income. In Afghanistan and Pakistan, we have helped to build schools and to educate children in remote mountain villages. In South Africa, we have supplied emergency food parcels to a rural community devastated by AIDS and poverty. And through our first project in the United States, we have sponsored the distribution of organic produce to emergency food agencies that feed the hungry.
To learn about all of our projects, please visit our website.
At BGR, we are very mindful of the fact that what has enabled our organization to progress so swiftly is the generosity of our donors.
On behalf of everyone at BGR, I offer our heartfelt thanks for your support. Your assistance has been absolutely critical to everything we do.
In 2011, we plan to renew our current projects as well as to launch several new ones, and we will need your help once again. With your support, we can continue to feed the hungry, to educate the children of the poor, to provide vocational training and job opportunities for disenfranchised women—indeed, to serve the poor of the world with dignity, respect, and love.
Please remember that BGR is an all-volunteer organization, which enables us to keep our administration expenses very low and to direct a larger portion of the funds we receive to the projects we support. Over the past year, 95% of every dollar we received went directly to finance our projects.
So won’t you please join us?
With the end of the year fast approaching, I invite you to make a donation now to support the work of BGR in 2011.
To make a secure donation online via PayPal, please go to the donation page on our website at: http://www.buddhistglobalrelief.org/active/donation.php. Alternatively, checks can be mailed to BGR at: Buddhist Global Relief, PO Box 1611, Sparta, New Jersey 07871, USA
On behalf of all of us at BGR, thank you once again for your ongoing support, and our best wishes to you and your loved ones for a joyous holiday season and a happy and prosperous New Year.
Buddhist Global Relief
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