Tara donated her birthday to She’s the First and its partner Goods for Good in Malawi through Facebook Causes! Read why in her special guest post:
When you think about it, everyone has the power to change the world for the better. And while it’s often easier to sit back and let others work tirelessly to make a difference, you’ll never get to feel the heart-warming satisfaction that “doing good” gives you if you don’t do something yourself.
So when I started reading about what She’s the First and their partners were doing, I felt that wonderful tingle of inspiration and decided that I just HAD to do something. As a busy mom of two young children, I don’t have as much time as I’d like to dedicate to philanthropic endeavors, but Facebook makes it super easy to raise money for causes you believe in. This year, I decided to use my birthday as a way of getting my friends to donate to my charity of choice: Goods for Good as part of the She’s the First campaign. I feel strongly about promoting the importance of education, particularly for the daughters of the world, and the message that with an education we can break barriers and become firsts–especially since I was the first woman in my family to go to college and then pursue a Masters degree (a good example for my own daughter). So far I’ve reached 25% of my goal, but I’ll continue to encourage people to look beyond their own families–and country–and realize that by supporting others we are helping the world move in a more positive direction. I hope that you do the same!
You can donate your birthday too! Email email@example.com to find out which of our directory partners are on Facebook Causes, and you can fundraise for them as part of the She’s the First campaign.