CARE: Support Education for Girls
100% of the proceeds from today’s post will be donated directly to CARE.org.CARE hopes to remove these obstacles, and today I’m partnering with their amazing organization to help raise awareness for the ongoing struggles of poverty-stricken children around the world. When I was originally contacted to write this post, I was offered a very generous compensation package; however, I didn’t feel comfortable receiving payment to promote such an important message. I volunteered to write the post for free, so that the organization could use the money for their own causes; however, they were adamant that I should be paid for my work. I told them I would do the post for the payment, but I’d be donating 100% of the compensation back to CARE. I’m not adding in this note to make myself look good, but I just don’t want anyone to think I’m trying to profit off of this amazing organization. I promise that every cent that I earn from this post will be donated directly to CARE, and I will be posting my receipt and payment at the end of this campaign! Please read through this post and see if the message resonates with you. I think you’ll be touched by the moving stories of Jennifer, Laxmi, and Eulalia, and you’ll learn how even a small donation can make a big impact in the education of a child!
What is CARE?CARE is a humanitarian organization with a mission to fight global poverty by empowering women and girls. The organization is committed to serving individuals and families in the poorest communities around the globe. CARE fights to create a world fille dwith hope, tolerance and social justice and help provide the poorest individuals with dignity and security. CARE hopes to create lasting change by providing opportunities for self-help, economic growth, and emergency relief in addition to fighting discrimination and influencing policy decisions. Please head to CARE’s website to find out more information!
- 31 million girls are currently not attending school.
- Women can earn 10-20% more for every year of school that they complete.
- The children of educated mothers are twice as likely to attend school.
- The children of literate mothers are 50% more likely to live past the age of 5.
- Nearly 171 million people have the potential to be removed from poverty if all of the students in low-income countries were able to acquire basic reading skills.
- We could boost the growth in low-income countries by 2% annually if we got all children basic education and raised learning standards.
- There are countries who lose more than $1 billion a year simply because they fail to educate girls at the same level as boys.
What YOU Can Do to Help
This month, give the best back-to-school gift that money can buy: a chance at an education. By shopping through CARE’s Gifts of Lasting Change catalog, you can buy a gift that support girls’ education where its needed most. I think you’ll be shocked at how much impact even a small investment can creat. Here’s an idea of what you can purchase at the store:
- $30: A set of library books for a refugee camp
- $44: A blackboard for a classroom or textbooks and school supplies for an entire year
- $54: Musical instruments for a classroom
- $101: Computer training for 14 village volunteers
- $127: Early childhood development learning materials
- $155: Preschool teacher salary
- $167: School kit for a girl attending boarding school
- $365: Student housing
- $575: Train 30 rural health workers on birth preparedness
- $690: Build a school
Even a small donation to CARE can make a world of difference for a young girl like the ones featured in today’s post. Please consider donating to this amazing cause and support education for girls!
You can also support CARE.org’s mission by following them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube. Please remember to spread the word of this amazing organization by sharing their social posts with your friends!
As I mentioned at the beginning of my post, I offered to do this post for free, but they were adamant that I should receive payment. Now that the campaign has ended, I wanted to let you know that I’ve donated 100% of the fee that I received to Care.org.