Charity of the Month for July 2012 – She’s the First
For July 2012, have been in contact with a very unique non-profit, She’s the First. We will be donating 50 cents for every new Facebook LIKE acquired during the month of July. (So spread the word!) We began our Charity of the Month donations in 2011.
She’s the First is a not-for-profit that sponsors girls’ education in the developing world, helping them be the first in their families to graduate. In the process, She’s the First fosters leadership and self-awareness in young Americans, by inspiring them to lead creative fundraisers and correspond with sponsored students.
Read more about She’s the First from active team member, Rachael Detello:
I was the first in my family to graduate from college and because of that I had the courage and resources to move 3000 miles away from home to pursue my dream of working in the film industry. Today, I am the story editor for a Hollywood action film director. Without an education, none of this would have been possible. So when my college roommate asked me to be the media producer of a new non-profit she and her friend were starting, I jumped at the opportunity.
Our non-profit is called She’s the First. The organization sponsors girls’ education in the developing world so they can be the first in their families to graduate from high school. Four out of five girls in countries they impact won’t graduate. They take a grassroots approach to their fundraising with over 30 chapters at colleges, universities, and high schools. They teach students in the US how to creatively fundraise and build their own leadership skills in the process. In March, the Los Angeles chapter, which I am a member of, held an improv comedy fundraiser. We raised enough money to send two girls to school for a year! Everyone deserves the opportunity that I had, to pursue an education and better their lives. She’s the First makes this dream a reality for hundreds of girls.
About Rachael: Rachael is a 2010 graduate of Syracuse University. Rachael left her home on the east coast to pursue a film career in Los Angeles. In August of 2011, Rachael joined Simon West Productions as Story Editor, where she develops and pursues new film and television ideas.
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