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  • Georgiana Kaloudis

R.I.S.E. Fundraiser 2017

The ability to read, write, and analyze as well as having the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equality all starts with getting an education.

Nothing is better than gathering together and fundraising for a good cause. And that's exactly what W.I.B. did Thursday, March 9th, for this year’s R.I.S.E. fundraiser. Members brought in a variety of baked goods and raffle prizes, created signs, and put their business skills to work on the 2nd floor atrium as they raised money for an amazing cause. From 12 to 4:30 p.m., members set up, sold treats and raffle tickets, and gathered with other Baruch clubs for a challenging scavenger hunt. There was also fun, upbeat music and henna tattoos! Members focused on women's rights and supporting education for young girls everywhere by fundraising for Let Girls Learn. All of our members wore red or navy to show support for this organization. Their devotion to the cause was evident in their enthusiasm.

This government based initiative, created by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, is set on ensuring that adolescent girls get the education they deserve. There is a lack of support for schooling for young girls across the world, and the fight for an education only becomes more challenging as these girls become older. With W.I.B.’s mission statement in mind, members understood the importance of this cause and did their best to help transform the lives of girls worldwide. No one knows better than W.I.B. members that an education is essential to empowering young women to reach their full potential. At the event, you saw every member involved by sharing the worthy cause with passersby and making the fundraiser a success.

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