June: Honor Dad by giving differently
What Plan country has more biodiversity per square kilometer than any other nation in the world?
Letter from the Editor
Thank you to everyone who hosted a Because I am a Girl House Party last month! We hope you and your guests had a great time celebrating girls and raising funds to support Because I am a Girl projects around the world.
We at Plan enjoyed an evening of fun at our own party, which was filled with delicious international recipes, a pink cake, AND dogs wearing Because I am a Girl t-shirts (check out our Facebook page – it really happened!)
Again, thank you for your continued and generous support. We couldn't do all of the work that we do without you!
Honor Dad by Giving Differently
By giving a Gift of Hope this Father’s Day, you can help break the cycle of poverty for children and their families around the world. Just imagine that for the price of a tie or a bottle of cologne, you can help plant a family garden or give a family access to clean water. There are so many ways to give differently and you can see them all right here!
Order your gift by June 16th and we’ll also send a personalized e-card directly to your recipient’s inbox! What better way to honor all the dads in your life than with a Gift of Hope? Shop Gifts of Hope for Father's Day!
Plan staff go the extra mile for girls
On June 24th, our very own CEO Tessie, along with Chief Information Officer Chip and Board Liaison/Special Assistant Kate, will participate in the "Oh My Goddard Triathlon" in East Greenwich, RI to help raise awareness for Because I am a Girl. You can help support them as they support girls around the world through their Crowdrise fundraising page. Stay tuned for more fun photos and be sure to cheer them on with some encouraging words! Go team!
- Timor-Leste sets sights on the future
- Children with disabilities find their voice in Togo
- Fighting discrimination and abuse through the use of media
- Aid continues as refugees flood over borders in Sahel
Featured Blog Posts
The hardest job
Plan International USA board member, Georgiana Gibson, MD, visited Plan sponsored programs in the Dominican Republic last month. She witnessed the dedication and determination of both the volunteers and the participants.
Plan youth at the InterAction forum
Dounia Bredes, our Youth Outreach and Marketing Coordinator, played host to two youths from El Salvador last month. Ana and Eduardo represented Plan at the InterAction Forum, a conference of international development organizations.
Aid for Malian refugees in Niger
Meet Azahara and her family, who are now among 15,000 Malian refugees receiving emergency food, blankets and mosquito nets from Plan in Niger.
All About Girls
Bangladeshi woman brings Because I am a Girl to the top of the world...literally!
On May 19, Nishat Majumder became the first Bangladeshi woman to reach the top of Mount Everest. She dedicated her climb to girls worldwide by flying a Because I am a Girl flag at the summit! Read more!
Last call! Take a trip to Ecuador with Plan's CEO
Do you wish you could see the impact of your philanthropy firsthand? Or meet children and families whose lives are impacted by your generosity? Here’s your chance! Travel to Ecuador with Plan International USA's CEO, Tessie San Martin from July 8-13, 2012.
You can also extend your stay and explore the natural wonders of the Galapagos Islands - two extension packages are offered!! To read more about this special travel opportunity, click here. For additional details or to sign up, please email us at PersonalGiving@Planusa.org or call Gail Candora at 800-556-7918, ext. 1337.
Recipe of the month
Nasi Goreng Nasi Goreng, a type of stir-fried rice, is the national dish of Indonesia. It was chosen as the second most delicious food in the world by CNN in 2001! View recipe.
Ecuador is home to 1,638 bird species (15% of the world's known bird species), over 16,000 plant species, and more than 6,000 species of butterfly!