STF 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

For more information please feel free to contact Chelsea Tirrell, President of She’s the First*{Hofstra}, at


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.

Harvest Festival Fun with She’s The First

Common hour can sometimes be hectic.  Being one of the only times that groups can have meetings, we end up running around from building to building trying to make it to all of the places we want to be.  Well this common hour, there’s only one place you’re gonna want to be!  Plus, if you have another meeting, the event goes on until 2!It’s The Harvest Fest!  And our new client, She’s The First, will be there!

Who: She’s The First, and other clubs and vendors

What:  Lackmann’s Harvest Fest

Where:  The Student Center

When:  Wednesday October 26th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Why:  Why not?  Help She’s The First make a banner featuring students and what they were the first to do, and roam the other vendor tables for free snacks, drinks, and more!

It’s an event you won’t want to miss.  Hope to see you there!

PRSSA Walks for Autism: Tips on how to Fundraise on a College Campus


PRSSA Walk for Autism

On Sunday, October 24th PRSSA’s philanthropy committee took part in Blazing Trails 4- Autism, a four mile run to raise money for The Eden II School in Staten Island. After fundraising for a few weeks the committee was able to raise $545 to donate to the cause!

Members, Alexander Petrucelli and Alex LoPinto ran the 4 miles in just 45 minutes! Lisa Jablon, Megan Messina, Peyton Fletcher, and Alissa Crist walked while Becky Wool, Kim Caro, and Ruby Bobkowski helped pass out food and water to the participants.

With so many organizations raising money for different causes it can be hard to stand out. Below are some tips on how to successfully fundraise and promote your organization on a college campus:

1. Social Media

We all know how much fun social media can be when making new friends, or connecting with old ones. It is also a great resource when it comes to public relations and fundraising. Members of PRSSA’s philanthropy committee posted a link to their fundraising page on both Facebook and Twitter, with the goal of driving traffic to their page. Social media allows organizations to reach out to a large audience who otherwise may have never heard about the cause.

2. Emails

Writing an email to send to family members and friends with information about the organization and how to donate can be extremely effective because everything they need to know is on one page. When sending out emails remember to have a catchy subject line that will make people want to open it and read about the cause.

3. Bake Sale

In order to make people want to donate to your cause and not the one a few tables down is tricky. Having a bake sale is the perfect solution! It is important to offer baked goods that are unique such as themed cupcakes or cookies. It is also a good idea to sell something that people can put their names on. For example, PRSSA’s philanthropy committee sold hearts for students to put their names on when raising money for victims of Haiti, a campaign they called Hearts for Haiti.

4. Partner with another organization

Partnering with another organization with common causes will help expand your audience and maximize your fundraising potential.  Our very own NYSCA committee took advantage of this when raising money to attend this year’s NYSCA conference in October.

5. Fliers

Hanging up fliers with the name of the organization you’re fundraising for, a little bit about them and how to donate is quick and easy to do! College students see hundreds of different fliers a day so it is important to make your flier stand out by using bright colors, pictures or different eye-catching designs. Post them everywhere! The more people see the fliers the more likely they are to donate.


Kimberly Caro VP of  Fundraising and Philanthropy (PRSSA)