As we head to the new year, please consider making a donation to the Dokotoro Project if you haven’t already done so.
A generous donor has agreed to match us $500 if we raise at least this much by January 1, 2015. And of course, if you give before the year is out, you get to deduct your donation for tax year 2014.
Happy new year everyone! May it be a year of happiness and good health!
A donor asked us if we could help create a Dokotoro gift card. We loved this idea and were happy to oblige. For $50, you can dedicate a page of the forthcoming Bambara-language edition of Where There Is No Doctor.
Just go to our online giving page at First Giving, make a donation of any amount, and you’ll get the link to download a file that you can print out or email. If you’d like to customize it, we may be able to help. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are getting closer to our goal of raising $15,000, which will give us enough to finish the book project. Please join us in making this become a reality!
Please join the Friends of the Dokotoro Project for a holiday Happy Hour in Oakland next Saturday. We are helping organize this event to support our friend Bintou Diarra, who has seen a big drop in business at her Oakland hair-braiding and gift shop.
Bintou has been a longtime supporter of the Dokotoro Project, cooking huge pots of delicious Malian food for our annual fundraisers. Bintou is interviewed in this broadcast on KQED on how Americans’ irrational fear over Ebola has impacted African-owned businesses.
This special event will take place:
Saturday, December 13
4:00 – 6:00 pm
African Hair Braids
Oakland, CA 94612
Enjoy live music, drinks, snacks, and holiday cheer, and do some holiday shopping. With a wide selection of African jewelry, art, home goods, and musical instruments, you’re sure to find that perfect handmade gift.
Hope to see you there! And if you can’t make it, please do consider stopping by Bintou’s store this month to support her business.