Atlanta-based Nonprofit Wins Top Recognition from America's #1 Digital Platform for Women

One Hundred Days co-Founder Kelli Sasser Wins Recognition for Top Woman in Philanthropy by Little Pink Book, America's #1 Digital News Platform for Women
Top Woman in Philanthrophy - Kelli Sasser
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March 15, 2012 - PRLog -- On February 3, 2012, the co-founders and board members of One Hundred Days received news that they had been chosen as Little PINK Book's top nonprofit recognition in a vote-off.  One Hundred Days (OHD) is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization building restoration in Kilgali, Rwanda through the construction of the first community hospital specializing in pediatric care. Barely able to contain themselves or even believe it to be true, OHD received an overwhelming outpouring of love with more than 500 votes pouring in helping them to easily rise above the other 10 great nonprofits also vying for the top spot. One Hundred Days will be the sole nonprofit to benefit from the raffle proceeds of  Little PINK Book's 3rd Annual "Spring into Ownership" taking place in Atlanta at the InterContinental Buckhead on May 30, 2012. Little PINK Book's events have donated over $80,000 in raffle proceeds to benefit organizations supporting women and girls.

The women featured in the Top 11 Women in Philanthropy article were selected based on their position at the nonprofit, the scope of the organization and their tireless level of commitment and passion for helping others. Features included: MedRebels Foundation's Shay McBurney, Dove Missions' Liz Sunel, Do Something's Nancy Lublin, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.'s Melissa Berman, Solar Sister's Katherine Lucey, Sow Hope's Mary Dailey Brown, Itsatwist's Isabel Garreton, CASA's Dilys Garcia, One Hundred Day's Kelli Sasser and the Eating Disorder Information Network's Lisbeth Rhine. Caroline Cox, Senior Editor of Little PINK Book says "It's one thing to give to charity or volunteer on weekends. But, it's entirely another to dedicate your life to assisting those in need and improving people's lives. It was evident by the outpouring of support One Hundred Days received they should be chosen as our sole nonprofit this year."

The women and their organizations profiled this year provide medical aid, education, electricity, jobs and more to communities across the globe in places like Uganda, Haiti, China, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Though Kelli Sasser serves as co-Founder, it is truly a team effort for One Hundred Days.  Kelli Sasser says she felt "compelled by Christ" to help the people of Rwanda rebuild their lives. During the Rwandan genocide in 1994, nearly one million people were killed in one hundred days - nearly 20 percent of the country's population. The government and military both supported the genocide, and the small African nation was left in shambles.

Fast-forward to 2003, when Rwandan pastor Simon Nziramkenga met Sasser and her husband Scott, a university physician, and explained how access to healthcare was a dire issue. Thus, the nonprofit One Hundred Days was born. While Sasser's focus is on building a hospital in Kigali, her ongoing mission is to provide healing to the people of Rwanda - physically, emotionally and spiritually. Kelli shares, "Almost all of our funding comes from friends and family members who have 'caught a vision' of how we can offer our core values to people who are in life-threatening need. Our core values include trusted partnerships, sustainable solutions, holistic transformation, passionate service and transforming beauty."  She continues, "Friends fueled by trust and friendship have helped build a community - here and in Rwanda. We have had several multi-thousand dollar gifts, but the majority has accrued in very small donations closer to $100. We have raised more than $300,000 and only need about that much more before we're ready to open the doors of the hospital with that being our goal this year. Being recognized by Little PINK Book and the opportunity this presents to us is an answered prayer."

About One Hundred Days

One Hundred Days is a 501(c)3 non-profit founded by a group of friends and neighbors in Atlanta, GA who were compelled by Christ to play a role in the restoration of Rwanda.  Although we have a high level of expertise in global health and African culture, we believe that the best solutions come from trusted partnerships with indigenous leaders.  Therefore we currently are partnering with Simon and Kedress Nziramekanga of the Good Shepherd Community Church in Kigali to build the only pediatric health care facility in Rwanda. To learn more please visit their websites at and

Follow the journey to Rwanda and sign up to help open the doors to the hospital this year!

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