Newsletter September 2013

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Dear Friend,

Because of your valued commitment, American Friends of Georgia (AFG) has been providing humanitarian assistance, education, medical care and rehabilitation for the most needy children, adults and elderly in the country of Georgia since 1994.

Here’s how your money works in Georgia:

  • The Nikozi Education and Cultural Center opened in September creating an after school art and education space for over 100 war affected children.
  • The Parents House Café/Kitchen opened in August providing nutritious meals and part time jobs for the parents of children undergoing long-term treatment for leukemia.
  • 18 at risk children graduated in June from the Tbilisi Day Care Center. If it weren’t for this wonderful kindergarten program, they would not have been accepted into first grade in the Georgian public school system.
  • 54 orphans ages 6-18 are living in 6 Biliki Small Group Homes in the Shida Kartli region of Georgia. The children previously lived in state run orphanages, which were closed in 2012.

Again all of this would not be possible without your generous support for which we
are so grateful. But there’s so much more to do.

AFG has been helping Mercy Center Hospice for 10 years. It is the first and only
hospice that cares for seriously and terminally ill Georgians living under the poverty
line. Withdrawal of Government funding has created a shortfall this year. Without your
help, the center is in danger of closing.

All 12 of our partner organizations in Georgia depend on AFG for support and AFG
depends on you! Please give today at the highest possible level.

Thank you for your consideration.

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Simon Sidamon-Eristoff
Board Chairman

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Marusya Chavchavadze
Executive Director