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Kopila Valley Journal


December 01, 2018

Thank You for Choosing Us

To the woman who just gave us a portion of her first paycheck from her very first job and sent us a contribution, to the couple that plans for their annual giving to BlinkNow in addition to saving for retirement, to the young girl who asked for donations to our organization for her Bat Mitzvah, to the boy who encouraged us to apply for a grant for our new science lab for his high school philanthropy class, to the many of you who have believed and invested in our new green school and campus, to the Nepali families living overseas who want to send something meaningful back to their home country and choose us for your donations, to the monthly supporters who save a little money each month to pay forward our work: I think of you all every single day.

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November 27, 2018

A Letter to My Children

I envision a world for you to grow up in where children are safe, where they don’t have to worry constantly about basic needs. Where good people from around the world join forces to protect you and cherish you as sacred, as our world’s most valuable resource, which is exactly what you are.

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November 27, 2018

#GivingTuesday 2018

Kopila students and women are some of the most at-risk individuals in our community. Thanks to you, we’ve built classrooms, enrolled students, provided a loving home, and educated women. This work is so important, but it's not over. Our community continues to face obstacles every day, and we need your help today on #GivingTuesday.

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November 25, 2018

Remembering Manisha

Six years ago this month, we lost a student to suicide. She was strong, kind and compassionate, had a beautiful smile and was quick to laugh. She always got involved in school activities, was a great dancer, loved music and performed on stage with grace and poise.

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November 20, 2018


As one of my favorite authors Brene Brown says, "It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy." And so I'm here, remembering to practice gratitude with morning cups of tea and smiles from my teenagers and perfectly cooked roti and a giggle from my infant and the thought that there are so many of you out there who love these kids as much as I do. Thank you for being on this journey with me. I am so grateful for you. For me, this Thanksgiving is about you. Thank you for all that you do.  

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