Becca Wertheim, the She’s the First campus chapter president at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, had a brilliant idea to help She’s the First gain more votes to win the American Giving Awards, so I asked her to share it with all of you! If your birthday falls on Nov. 27-Dec.4, we hope you’ll be inspired to follow her lead!
“My 21st birthday is on November 27th and I’m super excited. This year is a very special year for me not only because I’m turning 21, but also because my favorite organization is in the running to win one million dollars for girls’ education. When I found out that She’s the First was part of NBC’s American Giving Awards I was so happy, but when I found out that online voting begins on my birthday, I was stoked! I knew there had to be a way to use my birthday to get more votes.
Since American Giving Awards voting begins on November 27th, I want to celebrate my birthday on social media by promoting the contest to all my Facebook friends. When I think of birthdays I think of Facebook and how for that one day out of the year, you have so many people visiting your page. Every time someone posts on my wall, I’m going to reply back with a genuine “thank you” but also ask that they help me celebrate my BIG 21st by clicking the link and voting for She’s the First.
With just one click, friends and family can fulfill my birthday wish and potentially the wish of a girl in a developing country to receive an education. My hope is that all She’s the First supporters who have birthdays between November 27th and December 4th will join me in donating their birthday to She’s the First by kindly asking friends and family to vote!”