Images to Inspire Hope | A big thank you to all and congratulations to the winner…

Dec 25, 2013

Vinita and I would like to express our deepest thanks to all of you who donated to Giro555. Your generous donations and heart warming messages provide us with the motivation we need to go forward with our Images to Inspire Hope initiative.

With thanks to your donations, and your commitment in spreading the news about our project for the Philippines, we have raised 701 Euros! We are so moved by all your support!

Christmas brings hope to the Philippines

The Giro555 fund helps to provide the people of the Philippines with their basic needs: food and medicine, and arranging shelter and clean drinking water. At 09:15 yesterday, 24 December 2013, Giro555 announced a new total of 35,311,519 Euros.

There is no doubt that all your donations have been used to help children and families in the Philippines and we encourage you to continue to donate.

Giro555 also published an article yesterday, mentioning that Christmas brings hope to the Philippines. In the article, a father is quoted as saying:

“Het ergste wat ons kan gebeuren, is dat we ons slachtoffer gaan voelen. We kunnen niet bij de pakken neerzitten. We moeten door.”
“The worst that can happen, is that we start feeling like victims. We mustn’t feel sad, we must go on.”

The spirit of never giving up is evident in the people who suffered from this great disaster.

Prize Draw Winner!

We are delighted to announce the winner of the prize draw!

In total, we received 67 entries (plus donations from Vinita Salomé Photography and Natalie Carstens | Photographer that were not counted towards the drawing). The Random Number Generator from random.org picked our winning entry….

…number 46!

Congratulations to Carla Winkel-Roos and her family! You have won a very special family photo session with us both and we can’t wait to meet you! We’ll be in touch by email with all the details!

A new project in 2014

Each year we choose a cause to support and 2014 will be no different. If there is a charity or fund you’d like us to support, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are currently accepting submissions for future projects and we look forward to sharing updates with you.

We would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

Thank you once again, from the bottom of our hearts.

Much love,
Natalie & Vinita

** Images to Inspire Hope **

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