Monday, October 10, 2011

The Girl Effect: Donations

Last Thursday, I wrote about The Girl Effect and my story. It's a deeply personal story about my family, and if you haven't read it yet, you should read that before reading this.

This is important to me guys. The Girl Effect is related to what I'm writing my senior thesis about, it's what I want a career in after I graduate, and it's the life I'm living. I don't want to be one of those people who talks about causes and but doesn't actually support them, so here's what I'm doing:

I've already donated money to the Girl Effect. I donated some time and a blog post, along with hundreds of other bloggers. Now, I want to do one more thing. I want to get you guys involved.

For every person that leaves a comment here saying they donated any amount of money, I'll donate $1 to the Girl Effect.

(I know that's not *a lot*. I'm a barely-employed college student, guys.)

For every person that tweets about this blog post (and lets me know in a comment that they did), I'll donate another dollar. (A good tweet might read like: "Help me help @SimplyValorie and @girleffect end poverty one girl at a time." But, you know, be creative.)

If you need more convincing, watch these videos. Frankly, I dare you to watch them and NOT be inspired.

If you don't have money to spare, that's cool. But help me get the word out. Tell your friends about it. Tweet about it. Maybe blog about it yourself - hundreds of bloggers are between October 4-11. Here are all the details. The blogging community is strong and I've seen us pull off some pretty kickass things. Let's pull off one more. Let's help out our girls around the world.


  1. Wow, I just clicked back to read that story about your mother. How inspiring. She sounds like an incredible woman. Can't wait to learn more about The Girl Effect!

  2. Emily from GlobalGivingOctober 14, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Wow this is a great way to inspire others! thanks again! Everyone can donate here: from Oct15-Nov 15!


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