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Donating Your Tax Refund?

  • February 15, 2019

Have you ever frittered away your tax refund on things you can’t even remember, only to wonder later where it all went? Are you looking for some feel-good ways to spend or save your tax refund this year? Consider donating some (or all!) of it toward making a positive change in the world! Here’s what your contribution can do: $60.

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Thank You and Here’s Your Impact!

  • January 3, 2019

THANK YOU!!!! Because of your generosity, we hit our goal and raised over $100,000 for 2019!! “Thank you” barely begins to cover our gratitude. Because of you, we can send at-risk kids to school. We can fund counselors and mentors who help keep them in school when things get rough. We can continue our sustainability programs that provide supplemental income.

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Changing Attitudes on Family Violence

  • December 28, 2018

Khae, one of our counselers, was invited earlier this year by local government to meet with 100 women who were all leaders in different villages. In the meeting, they discussed family-related laws that would be of interest to these women leaders and others in the village. Khae began to speak on the issue of abuse and family violence—both between parents.

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What Your Donor Dollars Accomplished

  • December 20, 2018

If you’ve ever wondered what your donation has contributed to, here is just a snapshot of what we have been able to achieve together! 2018 Overview 31 individuals have accessed over 40 sessions of counseling. 65 students attended a training on internet safety and awareness. 45 students attended an anti-drug campaign run in partnership with local police. 27 students graduated;.

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Achievements You Might Not Have Heard About

  • December 13, 2018

Achievements aren’t always the first thing you look for. When people are looking for ways to evaluate whether an organization is producing results and maximizing positive outcomes and achievements, we have a tendency to go straight to the hard data: percent of money going to overhead, measurable numbers of people reached, and quantifiable indicators of growth. These numbers are essential.

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Charitable Giving in the Holiday Season

  • December 6, 2018

Charitable giving can be an incredibly beneficial component of healthy family life, and many families engage in philanthropy together. Whether they attend church or a charitable event, volunteer together, or talk about what charities to donate to, research shows that the more respondents engaged in charitable activities with their families growing up, the more likely they are to give and volunteer.

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Giving Thanks

  • November 22, 2018

This Thanksgiving, we are very grateful! Here are just some of the things for which we are giving thanks: Giving Thanks A committed staff who are giving so much of their time, energy, heart, and dedication to supporting students in every way possible. For our staff, the job is more than a job. It is a way to share with their.

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Save the Date!

  • November 15, 2018

Giving Tuesday is coming soon! Save the date! Mark your calendar now and help us reach our end of year fundraising goals! We have some fun surprises in store. Keep an eye out for more as November 27 approaches!

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Small Actions Big Impact

  • October 11, 2018

Small actions can have profound consequences. At The Freedom Story, we believe in growing change from the ground up, and that even the little choices we make can have a big impact on ourselves, our community, and the world around us. Last month, our students celebrated World Cleanup Day with an activity to help the students be volunteer-minded and to.

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Strengthening Families is Better Prevention Than Orphanages

  • September 13, 2018

Strengthening families and the communities in which they live is a better form of prevention than sending children to live in orphanages due to poverty. Did you know that a large proportion of children living in orphanages still have at least one living parent? The exact number is unknown, but may be up to 4 out of 5 children in.

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