On Thursday, we joined for a few hours in Baltimore for a cause -- to support the work Touching Tiny Lives does on the ground in Lesotho every day. And we did that.
Combined with the online donations of those who couldn't make it out to Portside Tavern, we raised more than $6,000. This money will go directly to programming on the ground in Mokhotlong -- providing food and medicine to poor children in remote villages; staffing the TTL safe-home where the most ill are transformed from malnourished to gregarious youngsters; and funding the mountainous trips TTL makes to consult with remote clinics and check in on pregnant mothers.
This is the immediate impact of your support. It is one that resonates within a larger goal and broader vision.
Today is World AIDS Day, a reminder that the power of the global community to combat HIV/AIDS together is a source of hope for many.
But globally, there remain isolated pockets underserved by this mantra of hope. The mountains of Lesotho, where 1 in 4 are infected, is one of them.
TTL is filling a void where few other organizations have a foothold as extensive as ours. And we are currently working to expand our mission by creating a new, second base of operations in the Thaba Tseka district, which neighbors Mokhotlong and is equally remote.
You are helping us do this.
A fundraiser, in many ways, is a test of the compassion, generosity and willingness to engage that exists among a community, a network of friends, neighbors and families.
This was the second year we've held this event in Canton, but I am just as profoundly inspired as I was last year by how thoroughly you all hit the ball out of the park. You met the test with flying colors.
TTL is only as strong as its donors, in particular its continuing donors. Our network of supporters is not enormous, but our impact has been. Earlier this year, we reached our 1,000th child.
Some of those children may have lived without TTL's support. Many would not have.
Your ongoing support has literally meant the world to countless children.
Touching Tiny Lives Foundation Board of Directors
|The safe-home babies wearing red for World AIDS Day.|