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BLINKNOW FOUNDATION A NJ NONPROFITCORPORATION
November 23, 2010

The Blinknow Foundation's mission is to create a self-sustainable living community for destitute children living in Nepal which will provide their most basic needs but also contribute to post-war recovery and peace. In just the last few years it has accomplished a tremendous amount, having built both an orphanage that houses over thirty children and a school that educates over 250 students, most of whom would be child laborers if their schooling wasn't paid for by Blinknow. Maggie Doyne, Blinknow's leader, has accomplished all this on a tiny budget, by soliciting contributions from local Nepalese citizens, by encouraging volunteers from around the world to visit to help out, and by spending over 95% of cash donations on operations. Blinknow's donated funds clearly have been stretched to accomplish the maximum possible benefit. I am a proud donor to this cause, and plan to give much more in the future.

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The Blinknow Foundation has an excellent website where they describe the incredible work they're doing in Nepal. Please visit www.blinknow.org to take a look, or listen to Maggie Doyne describe her vision in a speech she gave at this URL http://thedolectures.co.uk/speakers/speakers-2010/maggie-doyne

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not a single thing.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Maggie Doyne is an incredible leader who has accomplished a tremendous amount. I want to be part of her continued success and I'm confident that my donation will make a significant difference.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

Close to 100% of my donation will go towards helping Nepalese children, with only the tiniest fraction being used for overhead. The Blinknow operation is lean and mean and getting things done!

What would you tell others about this organization?

Please check out their website to see for yourself.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Donor & I donated money, and will continue to do so.