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REAP 2009: Give the Gift of Education this Holiday Season

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  • Mini Varghese, Cleveland, Ohio
    This is an informational email about the REAP project from ICON Charities.   ICON Charities is a non-profit organization registered in the United States
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    This is an informational email about the REAP project from ICON Charities.
     
    ICON Charities is a non-profit organization registered in the United States (federal tax exempt) with the following goals
    Ø      Provide economic assistance for the education of less privileged children with emphasis on helping girls reach their maximum potential
    Ø      Help in times of medical emergency
    Ø      Assist construction of shelter
    Ø      Help the poor come out of poverty with dignity and grace
     
    REAP (Realizing Education Assistance Partially) is aimed at lending a helping hand to financially poor students from background places in Kerala (regardless of their religious affiliation or beliefs). The current focus of this project is the students of Idukki district.
     
    For more information, please visit http://charity.icon.org.in/reap.php
    The trail of donations for 2008 is available from http://charity.icon.org.in/reap-2008-trailOfDonations. The annual report for REAP 2008 is available at http://charity.icon.org.in/docs/REAP-2008-AnnualReport.pdf
     
    The current open project is REAP 2009. There are about 125 applicants this year of which about 80 plus are still waiting for sponsorship. Please consider supporting these brilliant students to achieve their dream of independence. You can help from anywhere in the world in any form of currency.
     
    To get an idea about the living conditions of these kids, take a look at the attached image. A professional college student lives in this temporary shed. This kid sure deserves much more than what we are able to offer now. Each and every applicant does have a similar story to share and our priests from the Idukki diocese do verify the whereabouts of them to avoid fraudulent applications. 
     
    If you have any questions, you may contact iconcharities@...
     
    Wish you all a safe and happy Holiday season,
     
    Thanks,
    Mini Varghese
    for the volunteers of ICON Charities 
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