Friends of FACE Africa,
Chase Community Giving Program invited Facebook users to choose from
500,000 of their favorite small and local charities and to vote
for them to win a share of $5 million. The program, in its 2nd year,
attracted more than 2.5 million participants who voted and selected the
200 winning charities. The charity with the most votes received
$250,000, 4 runners-up each received $100,000 and 195 others received
I am happy to announce that FACE Africa was among the top 200 and
finished in 183rd place! As a result, we will receive $20,000 for
our projects in Liberia! Of course we did not do it alone. We received
such an outpouring of love and support and want to thank all of the
1,541 voters who took the time to vote. And to all of you who not
only voted but dedicated your Facebook statuses and walls, tweeted,
called, texted, and emailed your friends and family asking them to vote,
we say it again: THANK YOU.
the second time our Facebook friends have helped us win critical funding
for our efforts in Liberia. Around this time last year, we won a $30,000
a year Trust (for 30 years) from the
All for Africa Foundation.
While we will not begin receiving our grant until 2012, the cost saving
of $30,000 a year from All For
Africa will allow us to scale up our efforts and impact even more
I have a
trip planned to Liberia on Saturday, July 17th to begin work on a water
and sanitation project in partnership with Concern International. Please
be sure to get updates by joining our
Facebook fan page and
and checking our website frequently.
trip, I will also be exploring a partnership opportunity with the
Liberian Women Sewing Project,
a non-profit organization that empowers women in Liberia with the
capital and technical assistance they need to operate small and medium
sized businesses and in turn become agents of change in their
continued support is critical as we grow and work in the coming months
and years to help rebuild communities in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
myself and the entire FACE Africa team, THANK YOU!
Click here for more information about the Chase Community Giving Program
and a full list of 200 winners.
Congratulations to our coalition partners
International for placing in the top 200 and earning $20,000 for
their life changing work they are doing.