What a way to end my 16 days of The Connecting Project!!!!! And to end 2014. Kimberly Fernandez is a pretty tough broad who keeps me in line once a week. She is one of my mentors and has a very big heart. I love her upcoming event and would be there if I wasn't … Continue reading The Connecting Project: Finding Love Benefits Locks for Love – SAVE THE DATE
As you know it doesn't take a whole lot to tug at my heartstrings especially when I see preserverance. My friend, Amanda Fredette, is raising funds for her brother-in-law, Lee who is a member of the USA Wheel Chair Rugby Team! That's pretty kickass. He needs equipment for his team. Amanda is near her goal of $2500. … Continue reading The Connecting Project: Raising Money for Lee
Today's fundraiser is for the American Heart Association. When my friend, Deshae Clark, isn't creating music, this veteran of the US Air Force is raising money to bring awareness for the number one cause of death in our country: heart disease. Please consider a donation by clicking HERE.
I have many people in my life with big dreams! I am lucky to have Goncagul Ay in my life who plans to rise to the top of the mountain in support of women and children's rights in Turkey. As part of her climb to the top, she started a fundraiser supporting children who lost their … Continue reading The Connecting Project: Support Soma’s Youth
This is another wonderful education-based program that empowers youth. My friend, Giselle Martinez, is raising funds for buildOn which focuses on high school students graduating and moving onto college. "95% of buildOn students not only graduate from high school, they go on to college." That's a huge percentage especially when "82% of all prisoners in … Continue reading The Connecting Project: buildOn Empowers Youth
As a former teacher and a lover of education, I believe everyone deserves a chance to be in a classroom. I also believe that since dreams come true everyone should dream big. My friend, Precious Ugwumba, is raising funds to send Chidinma to university in Nigeria. Admission into higher education institutions is very difficult but … Continue reading The Connecting Project: Chidinma’s Education Fund
My gratitude starts as soon as my eyes open. I am grateful that I am awake. I am grateful I have a home. I am grateful for my cat, Lita, that wakes me up to remind me to feed her ASAP!!!! If you need a jump start into gratitude, the Arise Tag Challenge is perfect. … Continue reading The Connecting Project: Tag, You’re It!
Erica is a photographer that sees the soul of her subjects through her lens. As she says, her purpose "to render all things beautiful: both physically and spiritually, and to put a smile on people’s faces". When Erica isn't travelling the world capturing amazing shots, she teaches at-risk teens photography with Shooting Stars. Check out … Continue reading The Connecting Project: Erica Simone is a Shooting Star
I am currently enrolled in Leadership Training at Momentum and one the many gifts that has come out of my work has been the connection to the number of people who are homeless and/or hungry. A few have reached out to me regarding my volunteer work with God's Love We Deliver. They are one of many … Continue reading The Connecting Project: Will You Eat Today?
Erica Lasan is a video host, jewelry designer, writer, philanthropist. When she isn't bringing the underground above ground on QuErivca TV, she is also raising funds to send art supplies to children in Brazil, Cuba and Panama! You can click on the below image to become a subscriber as you can visit her site to learn … Continue reading The Connecting Project: QuErica Does It All
Sometimes it's just best to use the words of the person who is bringing the awareness to their cause. Kenyanna Silverman-Maddox brings light to the situation: I recently learned that 600 million people in Africa live without access to electricity, and this Hannuka and Christmas I’ve decided to do something to help. I've started an Innovation: Africa campaign … Continue reading The Connecting Project: Watt: You Power