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Hilltop Children's House Building

$8,710 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 59 people in 16 months
We are establishing a place of beauty, order, peace, and development for children in the heart of a troubled neighborhood in Steubenville, Ohio.

The programs we will bring to the neighborhood are based on a method that has shown to help lower-income children succeed just as well as kids from more wealthy families—the internationally known Montessori method. 

Maria Montessori was a doctor in Italy early last century who worked in the slums of Rome.  She brought the local kids into her home during the day while their mothers had to go to work, and, being a woman of science and deep care for the human person, she observed their behavior, what aided their learning, what made them grow and flourish, and she tapped into that. 

Her educational method is all about helping the children to do for themselves, to tap into their own natural curiosity and desire for order and knowledge, to learn to care for their environment and their fellows, and to appreciate accomplishment. 

Our main educational program will be aimed at early childhood, children ages three to six years old, with a religious education program also based in Montessori's methods, later in the day for kids ages three to twelve.

We have raised the money to purchase the building (thanks!), and now are working toward raising the money needed to renovate and furnish the building.

If you are able and willing to support our cause we would be most grateful!
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Hello Friends,

You all made it possible for us to purchase the building for the Hilltop Children's House, and we are working toward opening on October 1!

We would like to keep you informed about our progress. If you're interested in getting bi-weekly email updates please sign up here: http://eepurl.com/dDWVoH
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And thanks again! You all are my favorite people on earth! (After the fair Noëlle, that is.)
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And that does it! Huge thanks to all of our supporters; we'll be able to buy the building next Tuesday!

We will remember each of you in our prayers and we will find some way to recognize your generosity in the House itself.

As we move forward we'll be looking for people willing to support the children's tuition with monthly donations as low as $20. If you're interested in joining us as a regular contributor we'll have that set up on our site soon—we're working with our bank to set it up with zero fees taken out (like PayPal would).

But that future need aside we're going to revel in the completion of this campaign.

May God richly bless you all for your generosity!
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We are blown away by the generosity of so many. Thank you all so much!

A $200 donation here and a $1,000 donation direct to our bank account means that we're just $1,400 short of our goal!

Can you help us reach our goal by our closing date of March 20? Please share our campaign!
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$8,710 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 59 people in 16 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Hilltop Children's House
Certified Charity
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Steubenville, OH
EIN: 823663394
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15 months ago
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15 months ago
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15 months ago
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