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Gift A Feast

Little Donations Go A Long Way
By Gypsy Achong

Little donations go a long wayThe holidays have a way of bringing out generosity in each and every one of us. And whether you're motivated to give out of good-natured goodwill or good old-fashioned guilt, it's not hard to find a way to help others during this season of giving.

As a small business, Gift A Feast isn't in a position to make million dollar donations, or even thousand dollar gifts. But we know that a donation as small as $100 can go a long way in many parts of the world, such as India.

That's why we've decided to donate 1% of all sales from Black Friday through Christmas Day to Sakhi for Girls' Education, a Mumbai-based charity that aims to "change the lives of slum girls forever" by providing safe, secure learning spaces and quality education for girls in local slums, encouraging them to continue their education and to support other girls to do the same.

In the Marathi language, "sakhi" is a female friend of girls who inspires, guides and supports other girls for a good cause. We found out about Sakhi for Girls' Education through A Good Deed Tea, a women's giving circle that was founded in 2009 to further the education and economic empowerment of women and girls in the developing world. If you purchase anything from Gift A Feast between Black Friday and Christmas Day, part of your purchase price will go directly to Sakhi to help these girls read and lead.

If you're wondering what $100 could mean to a charity like Sakhi, read this previous thank you letter, then go "like" them on Facebook.

Dear Gypsy,

Greetings from Aarti!!

I am very thankful to you for your strong financial support to my slum based girls education.

Here I am so happy to inform you that I have received your $100 as a financial support to conduct the activities of Girls Book Bank project.

Because of your kind support I will able to go ahead confidently to organize the life-long learning activities for my slum based girls. At my slum area, girls comes together at one place and they participate in variety of educational activities of Girls Book Bank which provides them ample of learning opportunities.

Five years ago, I was a slum based school drop-out girl, but today due to strong support of you and A Good Deed Tea, USA, now I feel proud to say that "I am Changemaker" and I am helping my slum girls to continue their school confidently with quality learning.

I feel proud to say that you are my SAKHI for Girls Education !

SAKHI means a female friend of girls who always inspire, guide and support other girls for their good cause.  

Thanking you once again,

Sincerely yours.

Aarti Naik, Changemaker,

Mumbai, INDIA

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