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.

NEW 2011 Client: She’s the First, Hofstra University Chapter

Do you like cupcakes?  Well we do… and so does our brand new client for the fall, She’s The First! PRestige Agency is excited to announce that we will be working together with Hofstra’s branch of She’s The First for the fall semester!  She’s The First is a national non-profit organization that raises money for girls in Third World countries to go to school, so that they can be the first in their families to graduate. Hofstra is third in the country to have a branch of the non-profit on their campus. So what does this have to do with cupcakes?  She’s The First has different ways of raising their money, and one of those ways is baking cupcakes.  Tie-dye cupcakes, to be exact!  Want to know what they look like?  Stop by at their atrium tables during the week of November 1 to November 5, where STF will be selling them as part of the National Tie-Dye Cupcake Bake-Off! And look out for She’s The First at the end of this month, where they’ll be tie-dying donated t-shirts in the student center!  A great way to raise awareness about the cause, plus you walk away with a super-cute and new shirt.
Wondering how you can get involved?  Help out and share your ideas for our client at our meetings!  Mondays at 7 p.m. for on and off-campus meetings and 8 p.m. for agency meetings in the back of the Student Center Cafeteria.  And be sure to visit She’s The First’s events going on in the coming weeks!

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Tina Kolokathis
Digital Media Chair, PRestige