STF Hofstra To Sponsor Education for Two Girls in Nepal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SHE’S THE FIRST*{Hofstra} TO SPONSOR EDUCATION FOR TWO GIRLS IN NEPAL

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2011 — She’s the First*{Hofstra}, the third national chapter of She’s the First, raised $644 dollars, enough money to sponsor the education of two girls in Nepal, after three days of selling tie-dye cupcakes on campus.

The Hofstra University chapter sold tie-dye cupcakes at the Hofstra Student Center atrium tables on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The chapter also sold cupcakes around different campus buildings and events on Wednesday, Nov. 2 and Thursday, Nov. 3.

“Originally we had planned to make $300, which would be enough to sponsor one girl,” stated Chelsea Tirrell, President of She’s the First*{Hofstra}. “After one day we had raised $300 so we decided to set the bar higher and try and raise $600, enough to sponsor two girls. A $50 donation on Friday, Nov. 4 put us over $600.”

She’s the First is a not-for-profit that sponsors girls’ education in the developing world, helping them be the first in their families to graduate. In order to send one girl to school, it costs approximately $300. For more information please visit www.shesthefirst.org.

For more information please feel free to contact Chelsea Tirrell, President of She’s the First*{Hofstra}, at ctirre1@pride.hofstra.edu.

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She’s the First is a not-for-profit that sponsors girls’ education in the developing world. We encourage young people to creatively fundraise for girls’ sponsorships with their online and offline social networks. For sponsors, She’s the First provides community, leadership opportunities, and a sense of global citizenship. For underprivileged girls, the impact of a sponsorship is life-changing: Most will be the first in their families to graduate.

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