It is with gratitude that I share this newsletter with you. Especially during these difficult times, I am grateful that our supporters have kept the needs of others and the work of ABW as a priority in their giving. Has ABW been able to do anything during the pandemic? With just one click on our homepage, we have answered this in a newly designed page that shows all that is happening in 2020 thanks to you. Clickhere to view the new page.
And a sneak peek at one of our stories today: cancelled concerts didn’t stop young musicians from finding ways to care about children, especially children with intellectual disabilities. Each piece of music and testimony from these young people is worth listening to and reflecting on. You can view their online concert pieces here.
Thank you for your part in breaking the cycle of poverty and for sharing in the ongoing vision of making this world a better place.
All the best,
Co-Founder and Executive Director
We are continuing to provide our health workers, their clinics, and the communities with some essential items such as hand-washing soap, small water tanks, protective clothing, and funds for training and workshops. We have advanced funding to our clinics and hospitals so they can continue working.
Rosedale Valley Strings and Red Deer Youth and Community Orchestra, under the direction of Naomi Delafield and Heather Ensley, have raised nearly $150,000 in the past 15 years to help children at home and abroad with annual fundraising concerts. This year, though, they had to get creative.
We are pleased to announce that after 30 years, A Better World now has its own office space. The time has come for ABW to become more independent, to have additional space, and to establish its own identity that provides for long-term growth and stability. All of this is thanks to the generosity of our board members and visionary donors who see this as an opportunity for us to grow.