September: Make your contributions go further
Plan USA eNews: September 2010
Plan in the news
Help Plan provide emergency relief to flood victims in Pakistan
Donate to help children and families affected by flooding in Pakistan
Letter from the editor
Wondering how you can make your monthly sponsorship contributions go even further? Help us help more children by making EFT your payment method of choice.
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is a safe, easy way to donate to Plan USA. It's more convenient for you and it allows us to send an even greater portion of your sponsorship dollars to the children, families, and communities that need our help.
Check and credit card payments cost Plan at least eight times more than EFT to process. When you choose EFT, we save on administrative costs and more of your contribution dollars go directly to programs that bring effective, lasting change to the communities we serve.
Save time and money! EFT is free and happens automatically through your bank – so there’s no check writing and no postage to pay.
Please choose this payment method for your child or project sponsorship contributions, and together we will bring even more benefits to children and families worldwide.
Click here to change your current method of payment to EFT.
We’ll send you a free Plan t-shirt as a thank you on behalf of all the children you help!
Pakistan flood update
Second wave of flooding causes more displacements
Plan continues to aid children and families as a second wave of flooding increases the number of displaced populations in Pakistan. Learn about Plan's emergency response and how you can help.
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Stories from the field
Empowering girls to stay in school: One girl's story of success
In Guinea-Bissau, girls attend school for an average of just 4 years. Thanks to Plan's child participation groups, Djara, a 16 year-old girl, is one exception.
Reflections from a donor’s visit to the field
Read this firsthand account by Sherry Dahlstedt, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs who recently traveled to the Dominican Republic to meet the women and children that benefited from her group’s donations.
Read the story>>
Couple meets sponsored child after nearly 40 years
Thirty-eight years ago, Bruce and Claudyne Brown sponsored a young boy from Hong Kong. Last month, the couple was able to meet their former sponsored child for the first time.
Hear their story>>
Youth in action
Plan celebrates power of youths' voices at UN event
On August 12, Plan hosted a reception at UN headquarters celebrating the opening of a youth photography exhibit and the United Nations' International Year of Youth. Plan youth spoke at the event about the importance of child participation, and the power of youths' voices as agents of change.