Below are some of the outstanding organizations that have been a part of MEPO and the House of Flowers.
http://www.playgroundbuilders.org/ This organization does wonderful work building playgrounds for children in war-torn areas including Gaza and Afghanistan. In fact, Keith Reynolds and Kirby Brown of Playground Builders have been long-time supporters of the House of Flowers in many ways – by sending financial support, by rejuvenating the backyard of the House with grass and playground equipment, and even sending a telescope to the children all the way from Canada. They also installed the playground at the local school where Razia and the other girls attend.
Lantern Projects, www.lanternprojects.org , a non-profit 501c3 organization, provides funding for small projects around the world. 100% of the funding received for the projects goes to the projects. In the ten years since its founding there are over 200 projects in 60+ countries. One of these was MEPO in Afghanistan, which makes tax-deductible donations possible.
Lantern Projects is proud to partner with individuals and organizations, such as MEPO, to determine the needs and raise funds to meet those needs.
-by Gail Uilkema, of Lantern Projects (November 2012)
NOTE:. Donations to Lantern to support MEPO are tax deductible, and 100% of the funds raised come to MEPO directly.
http://www.noveonlus.org This Italian NGO is founded by House of Flowers’ long-time friend Susanna Fioretti. She and others have designed their NGO to be a sort of clearinghouse for projects. She was very excited about the prospect of a project that would allow for the expansion of Montessori into the government orphanages, following on the model of the House of Flowers. As a result, she has recently added a project to their portfolio to raise funds for a Montessori training program within Afghanistan’s government orphanages.
Nove Onlus pledges that their projects will be run with no administrative costs. Anyone or any organizations interested in supporting this project should go to the Nove Onlus website.
(Although the site is currently in Italian, a translated version is in the works.)