2009 has been a big year for Doma. Our organization is only 16 months old and exciting things have happened. We took our first trip to Uganda in March, and launched our first sponsorship of a school there in July. We took our first trip to Ukraine in October, and have exciting opportunities to build innovative programs that help young mothers and keep at-risk families together by re-purposing available facilities at baby houses. We’re also assisting teenage moms in Russia who themselves grew up in orphanages. We took our first trip to Ethiopia in November and are excited to begin establishing Prenatal and Early Childhood Care Centers in East Africa in 2010. And next month we’re launching an anti-trafficking initiative for homeless youth right here in Columbus, Ohio called Project Green Light. Another thing I’m excited about (and thinking a lot about as New Year’s Resolutions take hold tomorrow) is our charity 1/2 marathon team, Team Up, which will be running the Capital City 1/2 Marathon in Columbus on May 1st. (Join us?!?)
Please consider giving a year-end, tax-deductible gift that will continue to enable us to embrace and empower vulnerable children and families around the world through prevention, intervention, and long term care. You can do it online here. Thanks for being part of a great year. We’re looking forward to more opportunities to embrace children and empower families in 2010!!!