"We at RetailMeNot are incredibly proud to support The Gracias Foundation and the Maisha Home for Children in Nairobi," said Giulio Montemagno, SVP of International at RetailMeNot, Inc, and a regular volunteer at Maisha. "We have witnessed first-hand the caring and safe environment the Foundation has provided for the children and the incredibly positive impact this had on their lives, empowering them to overcome past traumas, restoring hope and enabling them to pursue their dreams."
The housing project is already underway. We expect the project to complete by early 2015. Checkout our Facebook page for regular photo updates.
A warm-hearted Asante Sana from The Gracias Foundation and all the kids and staff at Maisha! We are forever grateful for your support! Read on for the official press release below...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE GRACIAS FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH RETAILMENOT
TO BUILD A FAMILY HOME FOR KENYAN ORPHANS
“We are thrilled to be partnering with RetailMeNot to help transform the lives of the Maisha children,” said Amy Paulson, president and co-founder of The Gracias Foundation. Maisha rescues children from the streets and slums in Kenya, orphaned by HIV/AIDS, conflict, and extreme poverty, and gives them a safe and loving home, food, and education in a semi-rural farm environment outside Nairobi. The Gracias Foundation has been partnering with Maisha since 2013 to support educational, psychosocial, and safe infrastructure projects.
“With so many children and adults squeezing together in such a small, poorly-built home, at a time when many children are entering young adulthood, our latest project to help provide safe housing is critical to the sustainability of Maisha’s impact - both on this group of children and on future generations of orphaned and vulnerable children,” said Ms. Paulson. The housing project will commence this summer and is expected to be completed by early next year.
Giulio Montemagno, SVP of International at RetailMeNot, Inc, adds: "We at RetailMeNot are incredibly proud to support The Gracias Foundation and the Maisha Home for Children in Nairobi. We have witnessed first-hand the caring and safe environment the Foundation has provided for the children and the incredibly positive impact this had on their lives, empowering them to overcome past traumas, restoring hope and enabling them to pursue their dreams."
The grant for the Maisha home was made possible through RetailMeNot’s community involvement program, which is committed to helping families and children in need and creating positive change for future generations.
ABOUT The Gracias Foundation
The Gracias Foundation (www.graciasfoundation.org) is a grassroots nonprofit that empowers vulnerable women, children, and young adults with resources to lead dignified and self-sustainable lives. Built on the principle that every life deserves dignity, the Foundation’s holistic approach covers a range of needs tailored to each individual – from education to job and leadership skills training, to trauma healing, and more – and works in partnership with local changemakers, ensuring that locals are at the forefront of helping their own communities. Since 2012, The Gracias Foundation has launched grassroots projects benefiting women and children in Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nepal.
About RetailMeNot, Inc.
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