The American Giving Awards are an annual give-back celebration bringing non-profit organizations usually in the shadows into the spotlight. Five lucky and deserving charities decided on by votes on their respective Chase Community Giving Facebook pages will split a donation of $2,000,000. Among the amazing charities you can vote for is an organization started by Tammy Tibbetts (high-five, Tammy!) called She’s The First, a campaign I became familiar with thanks to my sister who represents the group on her college campus with the annual, nationwide, and overall super great Tie-Dye Cupcake Bake-Off.
(Plus, check out this great She’s The First Cupcake Campaign Video for inspiration for next years bake-off!)
For the past two years, I’ve watched my sister passionately bake and raise awareness for the amazing cause: supporting girls through providing education in developing nations. She’s the First “became part of the movement that believes the best way to fight poverty and extremism is to educate and empower women and girls…Launched in November 2009, on the belief that money could affordably be raised for girls’ education through the creativity of young people,” STF now lives on through fundraising on college campuses across the United States. With the inspiring mission statement professing the commitment to helping girls graduate and raise “global awareness in young Americans, by inspiring them to lead creative fundraisers and correspond with sponsored students,” the efforts of many have already led to a successful year so far, bringing in just about $25,000 from cupcakes this November!
Take the time to check out this important and amazing lady love. Transform a generation of gender education inequality and be a part of something great. ‘Tis the season of giving, after all.
Voting on Facebook ends on December 4th and the winners will be revealed on December 8th on NBC. So get clickin’!
To vote for She’s The First to be a recipient of an American Giving Award, click here!
To support a girl directly via She’s The First, click here!