The IMPACTS - Give with Impact!
Wow! I can't believe it has been almost a month since I last posted and since the Give with Impact Sale!!I had planned to write this post sooner but I was in Arizona for two weeks for my little sister's wedding (you can read about her bridal shower here and I will post about the wedding soon). While I was gone I didn't do a thing but family bonding and wedding details! I am home now and getting back into the swing of things, so here we go.
Give with Impact was a huge success!I am so humbled, thrilled and honored to have been a part of the event. It was truly amazing how God blessed the day and how many people came together to make it possible. A few thank you's are in order.
~ Thank you so much to my wonderful friends who helped with the event ,you are such amazing women! Thank you for your time, energy, enthusiasm and prayers. I love you ladies.
~ Thank you to all the organizations who participated - African Soles, Creative Women of the World, 31 Bits, Noonday Collection, Equal Exchange, Sak Saum and Hlanganani-
We loved getting to know your products and being a part of your impacts!
~ Thank you to the Sheridan community, you showed so much interest and support.Over the weekend our community made huge impacts world-wide. After following up with the organizations who sent products the thing that inspired and moved me the most was how much of the money was being directed towards different types of education and trainings. In one way or another each organization used portions of what would typically be profits to enrich communities mainly through education. The money that was spent during Give with Impact is truly empowering people to improve their realities! That is so exciting, that is the stuff that impacts the world for good! As Nelson Mandela said -
Some specific impacts from the weekend include:
Through African Soles one woman will receive 1/3 of the funding she needs to start her own business. Whoop,Whoop!
Through Creative Women of the World, 12 Women in Haiti, Tajikistan, Mexico, Thailand, Japan, Kenya will be offered a day of business training or mentoring!! Can I get an AMEN to that?! Unbelievable!
Thanks to 31 Bits women in Uganda in will have access to counseling, health education, finance training, and business mentorships. YESSSSSS!
Out of their proceeds Sak Saum offers the women in their program English, sewing, life skills and business administration classes. New opportunities!!
Hlanganani will add resources to their programs that offer love, support, and therapy for men, women, children, the elderly, sick, prisoners, school children, and mentally and physically disabled children and specifically put monies toward revamping the kitchen where the feed all the handicap kids in their program! Such inspiring work.
Through Noonday Collection and Equal Exchange - $265 was raised to support a local family who is adopting. We can't wait to meet you Jeffrey!
Nicely done Sheridan!!!! Way to have an impact!I don't know about you but I feel a lot better after reading that than I do after leaving Walmart or the mall. :0 ;) Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!
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