Edited by Lindsay Griffith at 9:49 AM Labels: gifts, holidays, refugees, TGO.tv, the bright side project, the golden opportunity, vote
The Golden Opportunity is a "micro-activism" site that gives winning ideas $250 to spend however they'd like as well as a little flip camera to video the results. It's a "pay it forward" idea, and we'd love to be able to pay it forward for our amazing kids!
Please vote for our idea over at TGO.tv. Help us to give little refugee kids something to unwrap this holiday season! Just head on over here, and rate the idea with five little stars! Thank you so much for helping to make this holiday brighter for some great kids!!!
Note: To rank our idea, you'll need to register for the site, but it's just a name and email address, and you can check the box to not receive any emails from TGO.tv. Sorry for the extra step, but it's painless, we promise!
05 December 2010
Edited by Lindsay Griffith at 11:20 AM Labels: bake sale, bridges beyond borders, fundraiser, nonprofit, refugees, youth
Katie, one of the most thoughtful people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing, organized a bake sale to raise money for BBB. She and three classmates got together on their own time and raised over $150 for our little organization. I know that I speak for everybody when I send them our infinite gratitude. We couldn't keep our group going without the wonderful support we've received from the community!!!
08 November 2010
Edited by Lindsay Griffith at 12:36 PM Labels: bridges beyond borders, lexington kentucky ky, new mentor orientation, refugees, university of kentucky
Our first group of mentors has been selected, and we will be holding our orientation and training session this week! Check back soon for a list of the new mentors.
What: New Mentor Orientation
When: Wednesday, September 22, from 7:00-8:00 PM
Where: Martin School Conference Room Patterson Office Tower Fourth Floor
22 September 2010
Edited by Lindsay Griffith at 12:45 PM Labels: africa, applications, mentor, mentoring, middle east, progress update, refugees, youth mentoring program
We are officially into August, which means that mentor applications are due less than three weeks! If you are interested in applying but haven't looked at the application yet, you can find it right here. Although applications are not due until August 20, it never hurts to get them turned in early!
Our listing on idealist.org has generated a very good response, and we have already received nearly ten applications, with weeks left yet, so don't waste any time getting your applications turned in!
02 August 2010
Edited by Lindsay Griffith at 9:09 AM Labels: bridges beyond borders, donate, mentoring, oh hello friend, refugees, sponsor, youth mentoring program
The lovely Danni of the blog oh, hello friend was generous enough to sponsor a refugee! Her $50 donation will help purchase school supplies and cover event costs for our refugee students. We appreciate her generosity more than we can even say, and I hope that more kind people will come forward to donate before the program kicks off!
To find out how to donate, just e-mail Lindsay at bridgesbeyond [!at] gmail dot com.
13 July 2010