News flash! We recently found out that we’re in the running to receive the “Most Creative Fundraiser by a Charity” Classy Award — and we need your vote (select the Eastern region) before July 26th! We received the nomination for our Tie-Dye Cupcake Campaign, which will be in full force again this November. Tie-dye cupcakes have made such an impact, in such a short amount of time — the campaign not only sponsored 48 girls in 8 developing world countries, but it has also inspired hundreds of students in the U.S. to be leaders and advocates for universal education. Over the next couple of weeks, the public will be encouraged to place votes in all categories. We have a couple suggestions for you!
In the East: She’s the First (Most Creative Fundraiser By A Charity), The Adventure Project (Best New Charity, Disaster Relief And International Aid)
Midwest: Bright Pink (Most Creative Fundraiser By A Charity)
West: Mama Hope (Most Effective Awareness Campaign By A Charity), KickStart International (Hunger and Poverty Relief)
Winners will be determined half by the number of votes their organization receives and half by an esteemed judging panel. The regional winners are revealed on July 31st (once again, we are the EAST!).
A Classy Award would be a huge honor for She’s the First to receive and undoubtedly attract more donors for girls’ sponsorships! There’s a very prestigious group of people lined up on the Leadership Council overseeing the Awards, so this recognition truly means a lot. People like Adam Braun (Founder and Executive Director of Pencils of Promise), Adam Garone (CEO & Co-Founder of Movember), and Jim Moriarty (CEO of Surfrider Foundation).
But I’m sure you’re wondering now…what happens next?!
Well, if we are chosen as a Regional Winner, we will then move onto the National Judging round. (August 1-September 20) In this round, the Leadership Council will work together to determine 16 national winners. Then on September 22nd, comes the most anticipated moment of all time… the announcing of the winners at the Classy Awards in San Diego, California!
So, if we win, what are some of the prizes? We’d get some of these pretty cool fundraising benefits and the recognition will definitely help us attract more donors/sponsors for girls’ education! We’re crossing our fingers for this huge opportunity!
Remember to vote She’s the First for the “Most Creative Fundraiser by a Charity” category! You can also show your support by tweeting about our nomination, and letting everyone know to vote.
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