Hi Friends, Family & Colleagues!
I am actively fundraising for non-profit organization HEAF (Harlem Educational Activities Fund), of which I am a member of the Jr. Board. HEAF was established in response to a compelling need to close the opportunity gaps in public education confronting underserved minorities in Harlem, Washington Heights, and the Bronx.
As a product of one of these neighborhoods, I have not only personally seen the value that using education as a tool for change can have on the lives of the youth, but have also seen the adverse effects that failing to provide positive outlets can have as well. That's a big part of why HEAF means so much to me, and why I am hoping to raise funds for their worthy cause. As the great Kendrick Lamar one said "It's for the kids, bro!"
All you need to do to help out is to simply donate $11 (or more if you feel compelled to) and then tell 11 of your friends to do the same. So it's give $11 and ask 11 - it's that simple!
Last year, in our first online giving campaign, we gave $11 and asked 11 of our friends to give a mere $11 with a goal of raising at least $11,000. Through everyone’s hard work and dedication we nearly quadrupled this and raised over $42,000!
We realized the power of the multiplier. We saw the power of how this multiplied and for our 2nd year we have set our goal to surpass last year, which we believe we can do with your help.
More About HEAF:
I am a big advocate for HEAF because it creates pathways to college and the professional world for nearly 600 low-income New York City minority youth each year, by providing resources that help them achieve higher education, fulfilling careers, and greater lifetime earnings.