GRATITUDE FOR GOOD
A Blog by Gratitude Alliance
(Reposted from The Gracias Foundation, now called Global Gratitude Alliance)
What a fantastic 2 weeks @ eBay Switzerland!
On September 11, the eBay Zurich office held a special GIVE day which included a donated lunch and a "Cakes for Kids" bake sale which raised almost $900 for our projects in South Africa. We were blown away by the enthusiasm of employees to not only donate their time for baking all the yummy goodies AND donate the lunch, but also to give so generously at the event.
Last week, the eBay Bern office held its special GIVE week festivities, including another donated lunch and another "Cakes for Kids" bake sale which raised almost $1400 for the projects in South Africa! And, the live auction raised over $5000 for a new home for our partner in Kenya, Maisha orphanage. WOW! We couldn't be happier with the outcome!
We are so grateful to Chris Reichenbach and Katja Heinicke for organizing such fantastic events and mobilizing the "giving" spirit of the employees. A special thank you to Gopi Rajasehar for suggesting the idea of a donated lunch AND for donating the delicious Indian food at both events. And, a big thanks to all those who contributed by baking goodies, taking photographs, donating auction items, and bidding on the items!
The Jelly Tots mattresses and renovations will be carried out this December in South Africa - stay tuned for photos of the project. Extra donations will go into a fund for other Jelly Tots improvement projects and community projects at Imizamo Yethu township. We're currently discussing project ideas with our partners on the ground and will keep you updated...
Merci vielmal, eBay Switzerland family!