It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  It’s time for the #12DaysOfGiving! Instead of buying gifts for our clients, we give something different to a charity for each of the 12 days leading up to Christmas.  This is our second annual #12DaysOfGiving and we’re excited to get started!  We are joined by the Las Vegas Everywhere Managed team this year, and we’re all looking forward to making a difference!

We’re supporting some of the same groups as last year, we have a surprise or two in store, and we’re glad you care enough to see what we’re up to!

So, without further ado, Day One of #12DaysOfGiving

But first, a little backstory about this one:

For my 40th birthday, Sharon Lagace got me a very unique gift.  Instead of giving me a present she gave me 40 Random Acts of Kindness to be performed as they presented themselves.  Then she did something even better – she invited other people to also do Random Acts of Kindness in my name, and set up an email address so that people could send me their random acts.  People I had never met, and people who my Mom had never met either sent me birthday acts of kindness, and then their friends did as well.  It was an amazing gift, a great thing to have been a part of. And a gift that kept giving for a long time as random acts kept being sent to me months later! That birthday gift has inspired our first day of giving…

Day One:  ONE BIG IDEA 

This year, we are giving a few charities in Las Vegas the gift of our whole Las Vegas office team fundraising for them!   The team short-listed charities that they believed in and wanted to support.  We went through the list and found the ones that could accept the help of a third party call center.  This year I want to reach more people and create more awareness for the causes we support!   We hope that our example resonates with the people reading this, the companies we contact, and the community!  We’re trying to set off a chain of giving, so if you want to join in, please do!  It’s my hope that this gift goes a whole lot further than a single financial donation from our company would!

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The first charity we’re fundraising for is Purple Wings, a group in Las Vegas that offers mentoring support to girls who are at-risk, adolescent girls identified as victims of sexual abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and sex-trafficking, and women who are attempting to leave the sex trade in Las Vegas.

Purple W.I.N.G.S. works mainly with girls who are under-resourced (lack economic resources, family support, opportunities) and teens of color. These girls develop social, emotional and intellectual tools to help them create a positive life vision, develop success skills, serve as community role models, and access the resources they need to achieve their goals.

What does Purple W.I.N.G.S. need most this holiday season?

  1.  Financial resources to support their programs. You can donate online:  http://purplewings.org/your-donations/
  2. Strong female mentors in the Las Vegas area that can commit a minimum of 2 hours a week to the program and attend a quarterly weekend training session.  You can speak to a volunteer coordinator by calling 702-608-7659

Stay tuned to see what we’re doing for the rest of the #12DaysOfGiving this year!