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Apr 192017

GiveBIG 2017: Amy’s Story

Last year, you helped us raise over $12,000 on GiveBIG. Will you help us meet our goal of raising $40,000 this year?

GiveBIG, a day of online giving put on by Seattle Foundation, is the third largest giving day in the country. GiveBIG is an ideal time to make a donation because your gift can make an even greater impact than usual. Why? Because due to the generosity of our contributors, we have matching gifts, which means your personal contribution will go even further.

 

The difference your gift makes: Amy’s Story

“I spent 18 years homeschooling my two children. Once they left for college, I knew that I wanted to find a fun, fulfilling job. I had always wanted to work in an office or teach or instruct. While I had taught myself how to use computers and Microsoft Word, I did not have the education or skills necessary to compete in today’s workplace.

I did a Google search for free computer classes. Courage 360 was one of the websites that was returned from that search. The classes sounded amazing, so I made the phone call to start the process to attend the course.”

When you give to Courage360, you support people like Amy. Amy came to Courage360 unsure of herself and her skills. Over the next three weeks we’ll show you how Courage360 improved
her self-esteem, sharpened her workplace skills, and gave her the
confidence and direction to pursue a new career path.

 

How to participate
GiveBIG takes place on Wednesday,
May 10th, and participating is easy! There are two options:

 

1. Donate on May 10th – Visit www.givebigseattle.org/courage360 on May 10th to make your donation.

 

2. Donate early – Early giving will be available beginning April 27th. Check back on our website next week for more details.

We hope you’ll use GiveBIG as an opportunity to empower more people in our community like Amy. Stay tuned over the next three weeks for the countdown to GiveBIG and more of Amy’s story.

 

 

Click here to read Chapter Two of Amy’s story.

 

Click here to read Chapter Three of Amy’s story.

 

Click here to read the Conclusion of Amy’s story.