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Call for Building Project Fundraising - July 2014 and December 2014 deadlines

Dear all,

As at late February 2014, the new hostel for the Girls together with the kitchen, dining and other common areas, which is called “Phase 1” of the project to build a new Illam for the children is more than half-finished!   There has been a burst of building activity, and progress is now very rapid.

Completing Phase 1 is likely to cost approx. NZ$180,000 - shared between our NGO partner in India (DHAN) and Karunai IllamTrust NZ (KIT).

The Phase 1 work may be completed by the end of July 2014.

KIT’s share of the Phase 1 cost is around NZ$103,000.  If we have not sent all of that amount by the end of July 2014, the completion of the Girl’s hostel may be delayed!

From past fundraising and expected regular donations, after making regular payments for the children’s living and educational expenses, KIT is likely to have enough to send $88,000 for the new building by then. This means we need to raise an additional $15,000 for Phase 1 by the end of July 2014.

As well, building the Boys’ hostel (Phase 2 of the project) needs to be funded. Phase 2 will commence once Phase 1 is completed, and KIT’s share of costs for Phase 2 are estimated to be NZ$60,000. Phase 2 costs will be confirmed once the building plans are confirmed and signed off between DHAN architects and KIT.

We need to raise $15,000 for Phase 1 by July 2014 and approx $60,000 for Phase 2 by December 2014, a total of $75,000. Those who carry out fundraising towards the building project (e.g movie fundraisers, charity dinners, walkathons, Living Below The Line, PledgeMe) will be recognised in some form to reflect their effort and funds raised.

Click here to find out more about the building project and be sure to share this with your friends and colleagues.

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