OCTOBER 10, 2018
MAJOR CONTRIBUTION ANNOUNCED TO THE TALIA AGLER GIRLS SHELTER
We are thrilled to announce that the One World Children's Fund of Los Angeles, CA, has made a gift of $25,000 to the Talia Agler Girls Shelter in Nairobi. Yes, this is awesome!
TAGS' parent organization, The Centre for Domestic Training and Development, was one of OWCF's first forty partners from around the globe. This new, unrestricted grant shows how much they value and endorse the work of the Shelter.
It is an amazing gift, but (you knew there was a but coming) it is a one-time contribution. While it will help to put TAGS on a firmer financial footing and enable Edith to strengthen the program in a myriad of ways, an essential part of the Shelter's life support still comes from individual donors.
Accordingly, the Tali Fund is launching a campaign, from now until the end of 2018, to MATCH the $25,000 from OWCF with contributions of our own. Can we all make that happen? I have faith!
We are asking everyone who is connected to the Tali Fund (if you are reading this, that includes you ;-) to make a contribution in any multiple of $25, in honor of the $25,000 from OWCF. Simple as that!
Anything you can give, whether it is $2.50, $25, $50, $100, $250, $2500, or really, any amount whatsoever, will be deeply appreciated. More important, it will be effective, in sustaining the Shelter and continuing its work of Rescuing, Rehabilitating and Reintegrating trafficked and abused girls.
Simply click here to make a contribution online or for information as to how to do it by check. Thank you so very much! We remain blessed to be able to continue this work in Tali's name. Thank you!
THE PASSING OF MARTHA LEFEBVRE
We have some other news that is not as happy. Martha Lefebvre, the woman who received Talia’s donated heart, passed away on September 30. She had been hospitalized for several weeks and ultimately succumbed to pneumonia. Unfortunately, due to her medical condition, she herself was unable to become an organ donor. After six-plus years of life that would not otherwise have been, for Martha and her loving family, a chapter closes.
Once again, if you have not already done so, please volunteer to become an organ donor. It is painless, free, and does what precious few of us are able to do: save life when there otherwise would have been death. Go to organdonor.gov in the US and register today.
August 21, 2017
Kenya Trip Report, Part III
Here is Part 3 of our Kenya trip report from June.
Thank you to one and all who have been supporting Talia’s ongoing work. We are grateful and more importantly, the work rescues what would otherwise be lost lives. Please continue to do so!
You can click here to contribute to the Tali Fund.
Either way you will be helping to Save the World–One Life at a Time!
July 21, 2017
Kenya Trip Report, Part II
In a world that often seems upside down and deeply troubled, it is gratifying to be able to make a real impact on people’s lives. This is why the Tali Fund does the work that it does. If you’ve read the current trip report, or any previous accounts (see below) of the work we sponsor, you know exactly how.
We also have some exciting news:
The Talia Agler Girls Shelter (TAGS) and its parent organization CDTD announce a sponsoring partnership with the One World Children’s Fund.OWCF is a San Francisco based organization founded in 2000 that is devoted to supporting sustainable change in the lives of children worldwide.
TAGS/CDTD has been vetted by OWCF through on-site visits as well as extensive interviews with principals and supporters. We are proud to say that TAGS is one of the first 40 organizations in the world to be selected by OWCF and designated as a partner.
We are especially happy that OWCF enables TAGS supporters to make recurring monthly donations automatically. Setting one up begins by clicking here. Of course gifts can be made directly through the Tali Fund as well.
OWCF charges a small processing fee to cover the cost of receiving and forwarding donations to TAGS/CDTD quarterly. There is no fee charged for donations made directly through the Tali Fund, from which donations are forwarded monthly.*
For those who have been supportive this summer and all along, we are grateful and the girls at TAGS are beyond that. As we have noted before, even a few dollars go a very long way in Africa. (Of course more dollars go even further!)
Whatever form your support takes thank you for joining with the Tali Fund in “Saving the World–One Life at a Time.”
June 20, 2017
Kenya Trip Report, Part I
Here’s Part 1 of our report from a just completed trip to Kenya. Further installments to follow!