I don't talk about it enough but my friend Carol and I support a small orphanage in Nepal - have done for the better part of the last three years.
Each time, we raised money to help specific projects and goals. So far we've raised money for winter clothes, toys and books, lunch time meals at school, and school fees. Now we're embarking on funding a part of a massive project: a long-term housing and eco-farm that would help to create a permanent home for the orphanage, create a self-sustaining farm that would provide food for the orphanage as well as a little to sell around the village. Full details are available here.
Through TrekkingforNepal fundraising, we hope to contribute $30,000 towards this project. One of the fundraising projects is a flea market in Fujairah. The details are on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=173146452720739. In addition to attending on the day - you never know what bargains you might pick up - we would like your contributions to help us sell at the flea market. Any thing second hand goes - clothes, books, toys, CDs, DVDs, plant pots, kitchen stuff, etc.
If you want to do a collection in your office - let me know so I can arrange to collect them. Or if you are at Geekfest Dubai on Thursday, there will be boxes there.
Thank you all for your support.