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Dear Powering Potential Family,

I’m writing to give you an update on our fundraising campaign.
I spent last Friday evening calling Powering Potential Inc. (PPI) donors! That means YOU. I was provided with a list of 290 donors. I called 86 and raised $2,200 and 5 pledges. And this is just the beginning.

On Monday, PPI Founder Janice Lathen helped me send out thank you letters, acknowledging your gifts, and a Special Board Meeting was also held in which we shared fundraising challenges and triumphs. In one week we raised $5,000! The board is involved. I am involved. Volunteers are involved. Donors are involved. And TOGETHER we’re making it happen. We are ensuring that PPI can fulfill its mission to "use technology to enhance education and stimulate imaginations of students in underdeveloped countries while respecting and incorporating values of the local culture — especially cooperation over competition, community over the individual, modesty over pride, and spirituality over materiality."

While this describes the great passion, teamwork, and faith of our community -- and a good amount of money -- it doesn’t capture how far we have to go to reach our $25,000 goal. The truth is, after speaking to many of you and learning how much you care about Powering Potential’s mission, I believe we can raise more. If you have not yet made your end-of-year gift, please make it today. As one of our donors told me on Friday, "ask them to dig deep!" We are also asking if you would consider becoming a recurring donor in 2019. To make a recurring monthly donation, click the Donate button and choose: Make this a monthly donation. Thank you for your contributions - we are so grateful for your support.

"Help us Raise $25,000 by December 31st!"

My Trip to Tanzania!

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to travel to Tanzania and visit some of the schools where PPI has installed SPARC (Solar Powered Access to Raspberry Computing) Labs. It was an amazing experience seeing the impact of PPI’s work up close. I met Elbariki, a computer engineer who participated in PPI’s 5-month computer training program and recently graduated from college. He shared, “I have found my calling with my love for computers. I would have been a farmer if it had not been for this experience.” Read More.

We Take This Moment to Thank You!!

From left to right: Denis Christopher, Albin Mathias, Neema Lyimo, and Elitumaini Rweyemamu. The staff of PPI’s Tanzanian sister organization, Potential Enhancement Foundation.

Ways You Can Help!

  1. Consider making an annual donation of $5,000, $1,000, or a gift of any amount

  2. Become a Monthly Sustainer and Help PPI Project Cash Flow!

  3. Help us Friend-raise!

    1. Share this newsletter with your friends, family, and colleagues

    2. Ask them to Subscribe to PPI’s Quarterly Newsletter

    3. Ask them to Contribute to PPI’s SPARC+ Upgrade Campaign

    4. If you are following us on FaceBook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, share our posts and help us to Friend-raise. If you are not following us, click on the social media thumbnails on the bottom of this email to begin following us today.

    5. If you are holiday shopping on Amazon, please add Powering Potential as your charity of choice on AmazonSmile and the foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to our organization.


<<First Name *>>, you are a valued supporter. If you have any questions or comments, you can contact me, Lydia Sierra. I'll be happy to share all the ways that you can help Powering Potential achieve its mission. I can be reached via email at and via telephone at 718-309-7800. Thank you for inspiring me to do this work!


Lydia Sierra 
Development Director
Powering Potential Inc.

P.S. Friendly reminder to make your end-of-year gifts before December 31st. 

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