Our Moment to Multiply Good

August 25, 2017 by mitchellcohen
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The past few weeks have exposed a stain of racism, hatred, and bigotry that has no place in America and deserves no side in public debate. It’s times like these that call for not only a united voice against these forces of evil, but for a united front in the pursuit of good.

Jefferson Award winners come from all corners of the globe and represent every race, faith, gender, and sexuality. Yet they all have more that unites them than divides them. Our Champions and youth participants are just as diverse – each of them striving to better their own communities. It is this vital work that is now more important than ever before.

So as we call on all people to confront racism, reject hate, and defy bigotry, we also call on every person to unite in service. Let’s band together in recognition of our common humanity and determined to lift up the lives of those around us. A great place to start is this September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.

On September 11th, we hope you will join us in activating Emma’s Art Kits – a service project created by Emma Stumpf, a young woman battling cancer and hoping to give other young people who are struggling the same refuge she has found in art. Through over a dozen brain surgeries and 70 weeks of chemotherapy, Emma has focused on caring for others as passionately as she has fought for her own life. Her resolve shows that light can come from the darkest places. Emma’s project is simple, fun, and scalable – something anybody can activate no matter who they are. All you need are a few art supplies and a place to give them.

The goal of our LEAD360 program is to show the power of our collective impact. Register now to commit to supporting Emma’s project and to log your own impact through Emma’s Art Kits. Together, we can show just how much good comes from uniting in service.

This is our moment to multiply good. We hope you will join us. 

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