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This #GivingTuesday, please consider joining me in supporting Empowerment 4 Girls with a donation. Together we make a difference in the lives of girls, giving them the tools, skills and confidence they need to grow into empowered women. Your contribution, large or small, to core support funding will help to ensuring our ability to provide our life-changing programs to more girls in our Olympia community, and beyond. Together we are raising strong girls and building a stronger community.
Entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.
Created by the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back—#GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. A team of influencers and founding partners joined forces, collaborating across sectors, offering expertise and working tirelessly, to launch #GivingTuesday and have continued to shape, grow and strengthen the movement.
Some years ago my friend Sharon Mehdi sent me the words to this song. She asked if I would write the music as an Anthem to give away free to the world. With the help of Jacquelene Ambrose, Mitzi Dasheya Cowell, Catherine Zavala, Karen Falkenstrom and Heather Hardy all playing from the love in their hearts it is now up on Bandcamp for a free download.
— Cantrell Maryott
A sound, simple piece of advice once came to me from two 8 year-old boys interacting. One said to the other, "I don't know how to be happy," and the other responded, "You just think of something you want to do. You do it, and then you're happy."
You think of something you want to do. You do it, and then you're happy.
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