Wednesday, February 26, 2014

day 168 : announcing our MARCH charity {be nice box}

lets talk about charity & doing good {totally my favorite things!}
{ps : president obama is speaking in st paul today. he will actually be near the childrens museum & since he just announced his new early childhood initiative, blake is hoping he will do a surprise visit to the museum. wouldnt that be so awesome?! id be SO insanely jealous of blake if he gets to meet the president! stay tuned ;)}

the March Be Nice Boxes went out on Monday and all the local boxes will be delivered this afternoon.
today, i wanted to share our March charity partner with you! 

this month, we will be donating $1 from each box sold to Project SUCCESS! they are a minneapolis-based organization with the mission to motivate and inspire young people to dream about the future. they provide them with tools, skills and opportunities to realize and achieve their goals.

they offer planning sessions, theatre experiences, wilderness opportunities {if we don't go back to Haiti this fall, i would LOVE to volunteer with this!} and so much support for young kids to recognize their potential and reach for the stars.

last week, i was visiting with marta from Project SUCCESS and she was telling me all of the amazing things they are doing in our community and it really resonated with me.
i was one of these kids. on my dads side, of all my many {and older} cousins, i was the first to attend and graduate college {with honors!}. i had a massive financial setback that could have kept me from college, but it didnt. i graduated {and have since paid off my student loans}. there wasnt a ton of support or education from my high school and many of my family members.

i empathize with the kids who arent given life on a silver platter. receiving an education is so, so powerful and its really a gift that many of us have to really bust our behinds to make happen. {and even then, life can be so circumstantial, that so many well-derserving kids just never get the chance.}

programs like Project SUCCESS help close that gap. right now, they are serving students in Minneapolis and St. Paul ; but their message is something that resonates throughout the country.

i am excited to be able to support their work through the March box! 
if you live in the twin cities and want to volunteer with Project SUCCESS, you can head here.
connect with project SUCCESS
twitter // facebook

also, if you are interested in joining us for the April box, you can head here.

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