Join the all new Friendship Club!

Join the all new Friendship Club!

On #GivingTuesday we launched our new Friendship Club!

Please join us in this amazing gift of nourishment and education!

What is the Friendship Club?

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A new twist on our old child sponsorship program! 

This new program gives you the opportunity to help our students and the school in a way that fits your lifestyle.

 

We are offering three new “Friendship” tiers to give you ample opportunity to help the children.

Our current general sponsorship opportunity,

Friend level-$35 a month will feed one child three meals a day for a month.

Our new Friendship Club levels include:

Good Friend level-$50 a month will assist in the purchase of a uniform and school supplies for two students for a year.

Best Friend level-$75 a month helps cover monthly costs for any student who needs medical attention.

Friend for Life level-$100 a month contributes to the cost of one teacher’s monthly salary. The students’ education would not be possible without these hard working men and women!

No matter what level you choose, you will be making a difference. We will pair you with a student and you will receive communication and periodic updates about him or her and the school.

Friendship Club Perks

Join the club today!

Become a Friendship Club member!

 

With Your Help, These Children Can Change the World!

With Your Help, These Children Can Change the World!

Our Child Sponsorship Program plays a crucial part in the over all funding of the school. Every child receives three nutritious meals a day, one uniform, (hopefully two in the near future) pens, pencils, lesson books, note books, clean water to take home to their families, and periodic medical care, all for free because of your donations. They also learn and play in a safe and loving environment, they do not all have at home.

To provide these things and pay rent, utilities, and teachers salaries now costs close to $12,000 USD a month, with the food costing approximately $7,000. We also feed the mothers from the Cooperative, teachers, staff and volunteers.

With a recommended $35 monthly donation we are able to continue to help the children and their mothers.

Although the money raised helps all the children, we will pair you with one of our 182 students, update you periodically on his or her progress and send letters or cards from your student. We make periodic trips to the school, and are happy to bring any correspondence to your student you would like.

Fresh and Green Academy, only through your generosity, is saving lives and changing the world.

Thank you!

Sponsor a Child Today

7th Annual Poker Fundraiser was a Huge Success

7th Annual Poker Fundraiser was a Huge Success

A great time was had by all! The big winners took home some great prizes that included a weekend stay at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas and NY Jet’s tickets!

Tarah Lee, of Tarah Lee Photography, truly captured the essence of the night, and we raised enough money to pay the salaries of the teachers at the school and continue to provide a quality education to the children who really have no other educational options.

Thank you!

 

 

Poker Fundraiser 2015

Spreading Love, Happiness and Hope for the Holidays

Spreading Love, Happiness and Hope for the Holidays

All beings are connected and helping one can impact millions!

-Michael Mike-E Ellison

Fresh and Green Academy is proof that it is simple to make a difference. Since the school opened in 2000, hundreds of children have been saved from having to live in the streets. The school is operated and the children are fed and educated entirely by the generosity of others.
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Your end of the year donation will continue supporting the beautiful and energetic children at Fresh and Green Academy in Ethiopia.

One of our favorite compliments from our donors and supporters is that our children look happy! Yes, indeed they are. The reason for this is because of years of care that includes nutrition, education, and unconditional support that these children would not have if it were not for donors such as yourself.

Tales From the Field by Trish Hack-Rubinstein

Tales From the Field by Trish Hack-Rubinstein

Couldn't be happier!

Couldn’t be happier!

November 21, 2014

I arrived in Addis Ababa, very early on Thursday morning and after checking in to a very beautiful and cozy guest house, headed to the school. The children are thriving! The care and love they receive at school is overwhelming and is what keeps me coming back to the school time and time again. Because of the work Muday is doing with this one school in Ethiopia the world is already a better place.

We have 10 new students this year which brings the number of children being kept off the streets to 170. Some of the students have returned after having attended kindergarten but not being able to continue their education because they were students at Fresh and Green before we started increasing grade levels. It is wonderful to see children, that had the cards stacked against them after kindergarten, with an increased sense of enthusiasm and a renewed spirit.

 

Education is a Right not a Privilege

Unfortunately, in many developing nations education is not available to all children. While compulsory and free in Ethiopia, schools are not attended by all children. Books and uniforms must be purchased and meals are not provided. Many children work at an early age by shining shoes, selling trinkets, or begging to help feed their families. In the rural areas of Ethiopia many children work as sheep herders but dream of attending school and going to the city for a better life.

Thanks to many generous donors, the children at Fresh and Green are getting a chance at that better life. And with the gift of education anything is possible. These children can truly make a difference in this world and have already made a difference in my life!

Peace-Trish