The Runways Project Poster, Part 2:
Putting the just in Just Practice
Now that we've worked out the inevitable kinks of commerce (thanks to everyone for suggestions), we can add the piece of this project that really makes us sing—a little bit of giving back.
We are so pleased to announce that 25% of the proceeds of every poster sold will be donated to an extraordinary little organization doing very big work helping others, Next Generation Nepal.
This wonderful and brave organization is dedicated to tackling the growing problem, proliferating now in Nepal, of trafficked children, and the corrupt 'orphanages' that collude in this unthinkable practice. NGN's mission is simple and direct: locate the children, rescue them, and reintegrate them.
Last November, NGN rescued 18 children, many of them chronically malnourished and abused. For each of these children, NGN provides medical care, warm clothes, and a place to live and learn, while the good folk at NGN work to locate their families and reunite them. The need for extra funds to help so many kids at once is particularly acute and ongoing.
"All 18 children had to sleep in one small filthy room, sometimes with no more than a bowl of popcorn for a meal. The home did not have enough water to wash the children and its one toilet was not cleaned for weeks. The youngest child is 2 years old.
—from the NGN website
This is where we come in.
When you buy a poster, you not only get a beautiful reminder of our global shala, but an opportunity to participate in a community-generated effort to help these kids directly. NGN itself receives no government funding, and is solely dependent upon donations to do their work. Our daughter just spent six months with NGN in Nepal, and we can attest to the worthiness of the group and their work.
Visit NGN's website to learn more.