We are super pumped! More Than Me was chosen, as one of 25 lucky organizations, to compete for $1 Million in the 2nd Annual Chase American Giving Awards contest!
This is BIG (super BIG, like to the moon and back BIG)! The winner will be announced during a live NBC special on December 8th — we must be that winner!
Voting doesn’t start until Nov. 27th, but we have to mobilize now, and we need YOU (yes, you) — you’re the reason we’ve gotten this far!
1st things 1st — we’re forming a legion of people committed to making it impossible for us to lose and we’re calling it: “Abigail’s Tribe”. The only way to win is to get the most votes through Facebook and Abigail’s Tribe is going to ensure this happens! (The Facebook voting details will be announced Nov. 27th, the 1st day of the contest).
Sign up here & see all the simple things you can do to help:
- Vote Nov. 27th – Dec 4th
- Email your network
- Facebook, Tweet, Blog
- Introduce us to celebrities, influencers,media contacts
- Join a Street Team (collect votes in public spaces, hand out flyers)
- Start/Join a College Team (set up voting booths, collect votes dorm-to-dorm)
- Organize a Voting Party
- Mobilize others (rally others into action)
Abigail is our focal point for this contest. Why? Read this letter she wrote to us this past Sunday.
My name is Abigail.
I’m 13 years old. I live in West Point, Liberia. I don’t know my parents… I was left with women I didn’t know when I was 6 years old. They took care of me, but life was hard. Often, I didn’t have a place to sleep or food to eat. I was in and out of school. I used to sleep at a video club, that’s how I survived. I was abused, both in my mind and body. I didn’t feel loved.
When I met Katie and More Than Me, my life changed. I have a new home now and food to eat. I’m in school now. I’m happy now. I feel like I have a future now. I feel loved. I’ve learned how to bake, which helps me earn extra money.
Thank God for More Than Me — they are the only family I have now. Please help vote for me so I can continue in this new life and stay in school. Your vote is my future. I’ll do anything to show you that I’ll do my best in school and become something with my life.
We also need 150 more people to donate $10 for a chance to work with Nike's The Girl Effect! These are both such amazing opportunitites for us and we don't want to miss our on either. Give here: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/educating-to-end-child-prostitution/ to help us reach our goals and get more girls in school!