Go, Team Girl!
April 05, 2016
I found out about She's the First at the end of 2015, and I think it's a wonderful cause! Girls rule, and I think every girl should have the resources and opportunity to go to school and to succeed. During last year's Bake a Change campaign, I made tie-dye cupcakes to raise a little money to help send a girl to school. This year, I am kicking things up a notch! I DARE MY HAIR for a change!
If I raise $700 by April 1st, I will dye the ends of my hair teal. I chose teal in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. Double whammy: girls' education and sexual assault awareness. Can't get much better than that. BUT WAIT...
If I raise $1400 by April 1st, I will get a pixie cut. Because fairy princesses do amazing things, like sponsor a girl to go to school for an ENTIRE year, including but not limited to: books, supplies, lunches, mentorship, tutoring, room and board, etc.
To sweeten things even more, 100% of the proceeds from this campaign will go towards sending a girl to school. How amazing is that?!
Want to find out more? See below!
SHE'S THE FIRST wrote -
Dare to change your hair color, cut or style on April Fools’ Day if you meet your personal fundraising goal. Choose to wear a wig or dye your ‘do—it’s completely up to you!
Why April Fools' Day? April 1st is perhaps the most good-humored, joke-filled day of the year…so why not be part of the fun and prank those around you—with purpose. Your light-hearted new look is your chance to start a conversation about a serious issue that this generation has the power to change:
- 62 million girls around the world are out of school.
- Only 33% of girls enroll in high school in the countries where She’s the First Scholars live–even less make it to graduation.
- Girls with a secondary education earn 18 percent more in future wages, have healthier and smaller families, reinvest wealth in their communities, and ultimately break free of the poverty trap.
Our Goal: Together, we aim to fund 25 scholarships, giving girls in low-income countries the chance they otherwise wouldn't have to attend, and graduate from, high school. In the process, we're sure to turn some heads and start valuable conversations for awareness.
Sign up today, and visit shesthefirst.org/daremyhair for templates and tips for a successful campaign!