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Waving hands, kids talking simultaneously, excitement, smiles, and some happy tears. The atmosphere in the room was electric and continued to intensify as almost all of the kids expressed a desire to share a miracle testimony of God’s power working … Continue reading
We are very honored to have been selected for a second year in a row as the winners of the Best of Burien Award in Washington State! Thank you to all of our friends and partners for being a vital part in the accomplishments of our non-profit! Press Release: Changing a Generation Receives 2015 Best of Burien Award Burien Award Program Honors the Achievement BURIEN August 17, 2015 -- Changing a Generation has been selected for the 2015 Best of Burien Award in the Non-Profit Organizations category by the Burien Award Program. Each year, the Burien Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Burien area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Burien Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Burien Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Burien Award ProgramThe Burien Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Burien area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Burien Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy. SOURCE: Burien Award Program CONTACT: Burien Award Program
20 percent of Bulgarian households live under the poverty line. 50 percent of the population are at risk of falling at or below the poverty line. This is the highest percentage in the EU. According to the EuroStat News Release in December 2013, 44 percent of the population are “severely materially deprived,” meaning they lack resources to sustain reasonable living conditions. These include failure to: pay rent on time; keep their home adequately warm; face unexpected expenses; eat proper amounts of protein every other day; and unable to purchase a car, washing machine, television, or telephone. According to EurActiv, in March 2010, only 11 percent of Bulgarian households brought in the proper amount to provide a four-member family of two adults and two children to cover their living expenses.Many of the children we sponsor at Changing a Generation fall within these categories. The only appliances they might have are a refrigerator or a stove. Some of these children and their families sleep in the same room, sometimes 4-6 people in the same bed or living room. Changing a Generation helps these children with the daily necessities and resources they need, as well as the chance to help them grow and succeed in life, despite their circumstances. It is easy to forget what is happening across the world, especially when we aren't facing these issues on a daily basis. That is why, we would like to encourage you to sponsor a child, so they can receive education, proper attention and love. Ava wants to be a computer scientist, Aneliya wants to be a Chemist, or possibly a Literature Scholar, Asen wants to be a doctor. There are more of these kids who have big dreams. By sponsoring a child for $30 per month, you will be helping these kids reach their dreams and allow them to fulfill the plan God has for them. Thank you! Information Resources: http://www.euractiv.com/enlargement/bulgaria-poor-not-only-eu-standards-news-493653 http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_PUBLIC/3-05122013-AP/EN/3-05122013-AP-EN.PDF http://www.novinite.com/articles/152387/20+of+Bulgarian+Households+Live+below+Poverty+Line Written by Julia Penner – Creative and Media Administrator @Changing a Generation
Last month, our partners in Bulgaria visited the home of three sisters who are in our Strajitsa program. The youngest is 5 years old, and was home at the time while her sisters were at school. The girls have the privilege of living with both parents and their grandmother. Even though it was a tight space in the house, there was a warmth there. The dad works to support all of the 5 women. On our visit, the girl’s mother was very proud and told how her older daughters are doing well in school, and even behave well at home. Then, she went on to say how much they love coming to the church program we have. They always come home happy, and enjoy learning from the “teacher”; they also come home and become the teachers. They tell their mom and grandma all about the educational things they learned, as well as the stories from the Bible and about God. The girls are leading the way. They are passing it on, and their home is changed because of it. Their little sister will grow up with all these stories of love and hope… Isn’t that why we’re all here on this earth still? To pass on the love and hope we’ve found? And, to pass on stories like that of these children of Bulgaria, so they will no longer be forgotten. For every child that learns about Jesus, there are more people that are touched through them. Like I spoke about in the last blog, we change the world one story, one hug, one message of love at a time. This message is simple. Short. Just… Pass it on. Written By: Krinda Joy, CDM Creative Team