Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Bowling to Benefit Junior Achievement

So much of today's news and media reports are geared toward celebrity, crime, misfortune or tradegy and it's easy to be left with the feeling that the world is a bad place and that's just how it is. In our society it's easy to think a simple action or gesture doesn't make a difference in a big way. But the reality is that there are millions of people doing good things in our society, some of it's on a grand scale, but it often can be a simple gesture of helping out your neighbor by shoveling their driveway, holding the door open or carrying grocery bags for a stranger. It can even be bowling for a good cause. I believe it's important not to lose sight of the good things we do for others.

I'm am excited and looking forward to participating in my first bowl-a-thon to benefit Junior Achievement (JA) on March 30, 2014 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at AMF Lanes in Milford, Connecticut. The Employee Volunteer Council at UIL Holdings Corporation is hosting this company-wide event for all employees, their family members and friends to participate in.

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Their programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.

JA USA reaches more than 4.4 million students per year in 190,075 classrooms and after-school locations. JA programs are taught by volunteers in inner cities, suburbs, and rural areas throughout the United States, by 118 Area Offices in all 50 states. Last year in Connecticut, JA of Southwest New England served approximately $34,000 kids. 
I enjoy bowling for fun and it's an added bonus to also bowl for a good cause. My team goal is to raise $500, my individual goal is to raise $100. Help me get there with a $5 donation or whatever you would like to give. With your help I know I can reach my team goal. 

In a few more weeks, my simple gesture to bowl to benefit JA will help make a difference for kids in my state. I would greatly appreciate your support in the form of a small donation. Ready, set, donate and I'll bowl! Thank you in advance for your contribution!

If you're interesting in becoming a JA volunteer, click here for more information.

1 comment:

Aaliyah Miller said...

Thank you to my Judith, for making a donation! Much appreciated!!