Celebrate the Day of Giving -- November 28, 2016

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#GivingTuesday, an online philanthropy campaign taking place tomorrow on November 29th, is an auspicious day to tell thers about what causes you care about on your social media. For example, you can share an "(un)selfie" of yourself with a handwritten sign reading "I care about girls' education in South Sudan @VADFoundation #GivingTuesday." 

Here are some things you can do to support the VAD Foundation this week:

  • Monday: Go online and tweet, post, record, and share how you are giving back on 11/29. People will be sharing deals. Let's share plans for #GivingTuesday and make giving go viral!
  • Tuesday:  It's the big day!  Give in any way you can. Even if you have already given this year, share your story online so that others know the causes you care about. Tag @VADFoundation so we can celebrate all that you do!

    Remember to send us your high-resolution photos and any video footage from the day (info@vadfoundation.org). (Or simply post your photos and video footage to our social media page by tagging @vadfoundation on Facebook, Twtter and Instagram.)

Getting There: A Season to Give
As of November 28th, we are at 30% ($72,000) of our End of Year fundraising goal ($240,000). Thank you to those who have already made your gift this year. For those who have not, don't forget that this year you can also earmark funds for the South Sudan Employment Initiative or a university scholarship fund for MBSS graduates like Mary
 

Photos from the Field
Last week Valentino was in Marial Bai and he was able to upload a few photos via mobile messenger to our U.S. Office. The first photo shown below is of Asunta Atong Deng speaking outside in the assembly circle to local media about the importance of educating girls. Traditional views of the role of women in society are quickly changing in South Sudan because of examples like the 100 secondary school girl students who study at MBSS.