11 – Jann Arden

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Jann Arden

Auction 11 – in Nov 08 we had our 11th auction featuring Jann Arden. We raised $189 dollars for World Vision which I used to purchase items at World Vision’s Gift Catalog.

The items purchased were:

-Congo Emergency fund – this will furnish 2 children and their families with emergency supplies ($80)
-supply 10 children with antibiotics ($30)
-supply a classroom for a year (text books, paper, pencils etc) ($50)
-2 mosquito nets to protect up to 8 children from malaria ($30)

My thanks to Jann for participating, to her manager Chris for blogging about the auction, to my friends for reposting my bulletins and to those who bid and bid furiously! Congrats to the winning bidder too. Another successful auction with great results for those in developing countries like Africa.

**update – something amazing happened. Again! Just as with Seether’s fans pitching in and nearly doubling the auction final result, one of Jann’s listeners has stepped up to the plate and donated a huge amount – enough in fact to put the final results for this auction to $1000 dollars (Canadian)!!!! How’s that for amazing stuff! My many thanks to ‘d’ from Los Angeles who pitched in over $700.00 dollars and enabled us to go back to World Vision’s Gift Catalog and purchase some big ticket items this time out. In honor of what Jann has close to her heart, I’ve included mostly items that can benefit entire communities not just individual families, and have for the first time ever, added Child Soldier Rehab as one of the items chosen. Here is the complete/total list of what we were able to accomplish with Jann’s auction.

-Congo Emergency fund – this will furnish 2 children and their families with emergency supplies ($80)
-supply 10 children with antibiotics ($30)
-supply a classroom for a year (text books, paper, pencils etc) ($50 + $50)
-2 mosquito nets to protect up to 8 children from malaria ($30)
-2 Hens and a Rooster which can supply up to 120 eggs a year ($55)
-supply a Health Care worker with a bicycle and repair kit ($100)
-immunize an entire community ($100)
-Latrine for an entire community ($125)
-restore one child soldier ($75)
-wood conserving stove ($50)
-emergency nutrition for a child for 2 months ($60)
-school lunches for 50 children for a month ($75)
-stock a medical clinic ($100)

-$25 dollars to create a KIVA profile and loan in Jann’s name – Kiva is a micro finance organization where people in developing nations can take out small loans to get ahead. Many people loan $25 dollars and once the loan is paid back, we are free to withdraw our initial $25 dollars or reinvest it to another lender. Jann’s profile and loan has been added to Comfort Doll Project’s KIVA team. Come have a look/read – you might decide that KIVA is something you can do.

*update: November 2009 Jann’s Kiva loan was paid back in full so we reinvested the money into a new loan. The new entrepreneur is Maria from Nicaragua who runs a General Store.

*update: we have ‘reinvested’ the initial $25 dollars many times over, for new entrepreneurs over the last years – it’s a gift that keeps on giving and Jann is thrilled about the Kiva perpetuating.

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Jann Arden

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