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Zara Aina Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization registered in New York State. EIN: 46-0868681
Zara Aina embarks on our End of Year Campaign but for the first time ever we launch our fundraising with a brand new permanent Center. It makes all the difference that we finally have a home. This past summer you helped us raise funds to finish the trappings of our building. We've purchased furniture, built additional interior walls, completed our outdoor stage, and even planted a GARDEN. Yes, our home will now produce its own lettuce, cauliflower, and cabbage!!!
This year more than any other year, we look to fill our home with more students, more programs, more community, and more ART. With our new Center finally finished, we've welcomed additional neighborhood kids every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon. We've taken on a new intern, Henry, and the Malagasy staff has secured extra partners for the new year.
2024 will bring another collaboration with Teach for Madagascar (with a second edition of Diary Nofy, a children's book they created to ignite the love of reading among Malagasy youth), continue our Bii grocery sponsorship to help feed the growing kids every week, and enrich our current partnerships (Un Enfant Par La Main ~A Child By the Hand, Alefa Parkour, The British School, The French Institute in Madagascar, and many more). The ZA U.S. team will once again return to Madagascar July 2024 just in time for Zara Aina's Company tour.
On the U.S. front, we will continue our now annual visit to Bama Kids in Wilcox County, Alabama. Teaching artists will head up to the Hudson Valley to work with kids in Rhinebeck and we look to expand our work to reach more New York City based organizations too.
We ask you to consider Zara Aina and our programming in your Year-End Giving. We have big plans for the year to come but we need your support to make it happen. There are so many ways the Center can be a vital part of the neighborhood and we're eager to do lots of projects like a ZA production for the community surrounding the Center, field trips, English classes for the neighborhood, our ZA Tour (bringing original theatre & workshops to rural communities across Madagascar), a mentorship program to support our older students who teach the little ones, and meal support to keep many bellies full.
This year we hope to raise $40,000 for our operating and program expenses. Every dollar counts. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
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