YouCaring's Holiday Giving Fund

For: MAP International's Families and Children In Need
San Francisco, CA
Organizer: YouCaring Team
YouCaring's Holiday Giving Fund (MAP International's Families and Children In Need)
$5,398
of $2,500 goal
100% Complete
Raised by 47 donors
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Happy Holidays from the YouCaring team! We're partnering with MAP International to bring health and hope to families in need in more than 100 different countries this holiday season. We're a small team of approximately 20 employees based in San Fransisco, Calif., but also scattered across the U.S. In addition to our donations, we're hoping you'll join us in this mission.

In the spirit of compassion, below are some of the gifts that will make a profound difference in the lives of children and families around the world by providing medicines, preventing disease and promoting health. In your comment, include which gift you would like to contribute. All donations without a specified gift will be evenly distributed to one or part of one final gift. Our fundraiser will end on January 1, 2016, and all donations will be sent to MAP International to bring a bright start to the New Year for families all over the world.

Clean Water         $65.00
Your gift will provide highly effective water filters to supply a family of five with clean water for up to three years. Clean water is not a luxury, it is a life need. Millions of people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water.

MAP Medical Mission Packs         $40.00
Your gift will provide 60 RX treatments to those in need. Essential items like pain relievers, antibiotics, bandages, baby supplies and much more to people in need!

Refugee Relief         $45.00
Your gift today can help overcome the challenges, and deliver essential medicines and supplies to dear people who had no option but to leave everything behind. Your donation will provide 30 days of supplies.

Prenatal Vitamins         $50.00
Your gift will provide a three-month supply of prenatal vitamins to more than 900 mothers, as well as supplies mothers need to care for their newborns during the first critical weeks of life.

Bahhhh Humbug, Goats         $75.00
Your gift will provide one goat to a family in need. A healthy goat produces more than 10 times its body weight in milk each year. That's almost 1 ton of milk annually! Your generous gift of a goat for a family in need assures their children will receive important protein that will help them grow up healthier. In addition to producing milk for a family, goats provide a household with income. Families can use goat offspring, extra dairy products and manure for sale or barter.

Chickens         $25.00
Your gift will provide two chickens to a family in need. Chickens play a vital role in alleviating hunger, improving health and empowering families in the developing world. One chicken can produce as many as 200 eggs a year; a great source of nutrition and extra income for a family.

Honeybees         $25.00
Your gift will provide one hive for a family in need. The gift of honeybees can be a tremendous blessing to families in the developing world. Honeybees provide household income through the sales of honey, wax and pollen. Farmers are able to harvest honey during their non-growing season, supplementing their income. Bees can also stimulate the growth of a family's crops through pollination.

Rabbits Breed Hope         $20.00
Your gift of two rabbits can help feed and sustain a family. Rabbits are a valuable source of protein and sustainable income for families. Since rabbits can have as many as six litters a year, they are easily bred and sold. They also boost crop production, providing fertilizer for farmers.

Stock a Mobile Clinic         $1,250.00
Your gift will stock half of one mobile clinic. Mobile clinics bring health and hope to people in need who live in remote villages and locations lacking services and infrastructure across South America, Asia and Africa. A Christmas gift to help stock mobile clinics will bring essential medicines, supplies, care and education to children and families in underserved communities.

MAP International is a global health and relief organization that treats 10 million people each year in more than 100 countries. It partners with people living in conditions of poverty to save lives and develop healthier families and communities. Recognized for its 99% efficiency rating, MAP responds to the needs of those it serves by providing medicines, preventing disease and promoting health to create real hope and lasting change.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 7, 2016

Posted on January 7, 2016

We want to give a big thanks to everyone who donated to our fundraiser for MAP International! Thanks to your contributions, we raised over $2,500 that went directly to children and families in need across the world. More excitingly, our donation was DOUBLED because of MAPs matching program for a grand total of $5,398! Here's how it broke down:

Clean Water: 2 families of five for up to 3 years
Matched: 4 families for up to 3 years

Map Medical Mission Packs: 60 RX treatments
Matched: 120 RX treatments

Refugee Relief: 60 days worth of supplies
Matched: 120 days worth of supplies

Prenatal Vitamins: 3-month supply to 2,700 mothers
Matched: 3-month supply to 5,400 mothers

Goats: 7 goats for 7 families
Matched: 14 goats for 14 families

Chickens: 12 chickens for 6 families
Matched: 24 chickens for 12 families

Honeybees: 6 hives for 6 families
Matched: 12 hives for 12 families

Rabbits: 10 rabbits for 5 families
Matched: 20 rabbits for 10 families

Stock a Mobile Clinic: Supplies to fill ½ of a mobile clinic
Matched: Supplies to fill a whole mobile clinic

From YouCaring, we hope that everyone had a wonderful Holiday!

Posted on December 28, 2015

Posted on December 28, 2015

We're almost there! Our fundraiser deadline is coming up in a few days, and we are so close to reaching the $3,000 goal! Every dollar that's donated makes a difference.

Because the medicines are donated or purchased at very deep discounts, every dollar you donate will be MULTIPLIED 60 TIMES. Your gift of $30 would normally provide 500 children with urgently needed antibiotics, but thanks to a very generous donor - all donations before December 31st are being MATCHED.  So $30 will provide 1,000 children with lifesaving antibiotics and $60 = 2,000!

Thanks again to everyone who has supported us thus far.

Posted on December 21, 2015

Posted on December 21, 2015

As the holidays approach, we wanted to give another update on one of the ways that MAP International has made a difference in people's lives around the globe.

Grace is tough; she’s ten and has been suffering from Leprosy since she was only three years old. She is the only girl with six brothers living in rural Cote d’Ivoire.

Suffering from Leprosy hasn’t been easy. Early on, no one knew why this young child had scaly patches on her hands. Leprosy, even though curable has a stigma that causes people, even children to be alienated from the community. Seeking a normal life for her daughter, Grace’s mother sent her to Chinese healers in the community and for a short time - it worked.

When the same patches reappeared on her hands, her mother took her to a rural clinic where MAP International and American Leprosy Missions work to prevent the spread of Leprosy.

“The nurse gave me some injections and a few days later my hands were back to normal.” - Grace

The Leprosy came back this year, and Grace knew just where to go – the clinic. She received a full course of treatment for Leprosy and her patches have now cleared up.

Thanks to your donations, Grace and others like her have been cured of Leprosy. Learn more about how MAP International has helped others with Leprosy here: http://www.map.org/leprosy

From YouCaring, we hope that everyone has a happy and healthy Holiday!

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