The final four non profit organizations who advanced to the second round of the Big Dance are as varied as they come in the nonprofit sector. They all play a vital roll in communities at home and abroad and each bring a special something to this year’s competition. We are honored to have them participate.
Below is a quick preview of each organization and the answer to our most burning question…What will you do with that $10,000? Prepare to be inspired to give.
Champion of the South:
Akilah Institute for Women
The Akilah Institute for Women empowers young women to transform their lives by equipping them with skills, knowledge, and confidence to be leaders and entrepreneurs in East Africa. Our inaugural class of students in Rwanda consists of 50 passionate, motivated women who are eager to earn a two year diploma in leadership and hospitality studies, and ultimately find meaningful employment in the fastest growing sector of the Rwandan economy. (The $10,000 will provide scholarships.)
Champion of the East:
endPoverty.org is a faith-based non-profit dedicated to empowering the working poor in the developing world to lift themselves out of poverty. We provide small loans, business training and community development programs through a network of locally-led organizations in twelve countries to equip poor families to improve their lives. (The $10,000 will provide small loans all over the world.)
Champion of the West:
The mission of Helping Paws is to further the independence of individuals with physical disabilities through the use of service dogs. When Helping Paws places a service dog with someone it changes their life, for a long period of time and it makes a big, big impact. (The $10,000 will help provide training for service dogs and change the lives the serve.)
Champion of the MidWest:
MinnPost is recognized locally and nationally as a nonprofit pioneer in providing and sustaining high-quality journalism. We’re building an engaged online community of tens of thousands of people who care about Minnesota, its democracy and its quality of life. (The $10,000 will help to continue to provide the people of Minnesota the power of information.)
Every dollar counts.
Check out www.marchgoodness.com for videos from each organization.
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