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I was selected for this opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.
A long time ago I was pretty well immersed in the world of do-gooders. While I was in college I ran our school's largest organization, a non-profit aimed at providing programs for adults and children with physical and mental disabilities. I was a member of a service organization dedicated to serving both on campus and in the community. I interned with an organization with programs benefitting at-risk inner city youth. My first job out of college involved designing a mentorship program between university students and inner-city youth. My dad is fond of saying that it's not a good deed if you tell someone about it, and I'm inclined to agree. I only list this here to make a point. It's always been important to me to give back, to do something. Since becoming a parent these ventures have largely disappeared.
I like the idea of making a difference, but the practice seems daunting. I know I'm not the only person inundated with requests to support causes close to those that I care about. I know I'm also not the only person with limited financial resources to give to these causes. We all have limited resources with the multiple demands on our time, attention and wallets just within the walls of our own homes.
All of this to say that when an opportunity to make a difference with relatively little effort on my part comes my way, I'm willing to jump on it. And, with one click, you can too.
"Girls For A Change (GFC) is a national organization that empowers girls to create social change. We invite young women to design, lead, fund and implement social change projects that tackle issues girls face in their own neighborhoods."
With a click you can support Girls for a Change. In under 30 seconds, you can help reach a goal of 1,000 making a difference, 1,000 people doing something. And in this case, I think my dad is wrong. I think you should tell a lot of someones about this.