Several years ago, I volunteered with a group to build stoves for families in rural Guatemala. The experience is one I will never forget. I learned a lot about life and myself during that summer. I also met Dom Williams. Dom has committed his life to helping those most in need of help. He is the founder and director of The Phoenix Projects in Antigua, Guatemala. I am happy that we have stayed in touch over the years and I marvel at the accomplishments he has achieved and all of the good he has done for communities and people that are among the most in need of support and education.
Dom asked me to share the following donation news with all of my family, friends, and followers and I am happy to do so. I am happy to do so because I know from experience and my relationship with Dom that every penny donated goes to help those that need the help. Please take the time and read Dom’s email:
Dear Greg’s Family, Friends, and Followers,
I hope all is well. During times like these we understand that
charitable donations are generally nudged lower down in household
budgets as belts are tightened to prepare for an uncertain immediate
To help us get through the next weeks and months GlobalGiving will be
matching all individual donations up to $50 by 50% between Monday 23rd
March to Friday 27th March made to this page
https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/fund-a-teacher/ which is brilliant
news and we are asking for your collaboration to take advantage of this
fantastic opportunity. To see our work, please see
http://www.thephoenixprojects.org or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember the 50% matching only applies next week from Monday to
To put this into examples, a donation of $5 would be $7.50 for two weeks
of gas for school meals.
A donation of $10 would be $15 for one month of classroom materials.
A donation of $20 would be $30 for one month of fruit for a class of
A donation of $30 would be $45 for a traditional celebration with food
in a school.
A donation of $40 would be $60 for a small sustainable income vegetable
garden plan for a family for years to come.
A donation of $50 would be $75 for one week’s salary for a local
graduate teacher in charge of between 20 and 30 students.
We will also be 100% matching our reforestation program of planting one
tree per $10 donated in our effort to help offset the problems of
deforestation and the effects of climate change as trees help reduce
carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. So every $10 donated this week means
two trees planted. Brilliant!
Please help us and our communities in Honduras, Ecuador, Perú and
Guatemala make the most of this fantastic opportunity and donate
whatever you can this week – as you can see, it makes all the difference
and we get much more bang for your buck.
Please feel free to share this with friends, work colleagues and family!
No matter what happens over the next few weeks and months, we will
strive to continue our work as best we can with all the resources
available to us during this time and for years to come.
Many thanks for anything you can donate.
As Dom stated, we currently are living in a time where our future seems uncertain. This uncertainty spawns from COVID-19, which has disrupted all of our lives. During these dark times we need to remember that we are all in this together. Times like these reveal our true character. Please find the time and resources to help this fantastic organization!
Take care and God Bless,