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Got a lot to be thankful for this year? Here is simple, incredible way to share your blessings - donate to 88bikes.org and they will provide a child who truly needs it with a new bike. This is one of their new 2012 bike projects for kids: PROJECT ASHA
This text is from Project Asha website http://88bikes.org/project_asha.php:
“ The bicycle helps me feel equal to men,”said several girls living at a remote ashram in Bihar, India. These girls are survivors of sexual slavery. They are sheltered by our partner NGO Free the Slaves for several months before reintegrating back into their communities. One girl, “Asha”, was sold into slavery by a neighbor in her village, escaped after a week, then found her way to the Bihar Ashram to recover. After six months in the ashram she reintegrated back into the same community from which she was sold, a striking example of courage and resiliency.
In 2010, 88bikes volunteers endowed bicycles to every girl at the ashram, including Asha (her name has been changed to honor her privacy) and led each in painting the most beautiful mural. Bright and optimistic, the mural reflects the girls’ resilience, courage and indomitable spirit. Asha means “hope” in Sanskrit.
The 88bikes community was deeply touched by the gratitude and courage of these heroic souls in India and other survivors in Nepal and Ghana. And we recognize recent studies (as well as common sense) that investing resources in girls helps build equality in diverse communities.
And so 88bikes launches its sixth and most ambitious project: 88bikes Asha, which will endow thousands of bicycles to girls, especially those having endured and transcended slavery and abuse, in regions from Eastern Europe to Southeast Asia. We honor their heroism and hope that, like the girls at the Bihar Ashram, the bikes will be catalysts for healing, health and, of course, happiness.
|Photo from Project Asha http://88bikes.org/project_asha.php|
What will you spend 88 dollars on this year? A full tank of gas? Dinner for 4? A new pair of shoes? Stocking stuffers? How about a gift that has real impact and meaning for a child? Donate 88 dollars to this worthy cause. It's the right thing to do, and chances are the kid you help will remember you for the rest of their life as someone who really made a difference for them. Give a little and get so much more in return!
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