Neutrogena Wave For Change Campaign

Hi, Friends!

2012 might just be the best year yet for Arts For All! Why is that, you may ask?

In September of last year, we were informed by the good people at GlobalGiving that we had been awarded our largest grant to date! GlobalGiving is a fundraising website that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from all over the world the chance to raise the money they need to improve their communities. Last year, they teamed up with Neutrogena through the Neutrogena Wave For Change campaign to help make a difference in the categories of education, environmental protection, and disaster recovery. Nine organizations were selected to vie for the top spot in each of the three categories (three organizations per category), and you were given the opportunity to vote for your favorite. Through our relationship with GlobalGiving, we were selected as one of the nine contenders!

When the votes were tallied, Arts For All was revealed as the frontrunner in the education category! Each category’s winner received an incredibly generous $70,000 grant; and even the six runner up organizations were each awarded $8,000 grants! That’s a total of $258,000 in award money! WOW! Arts For All also gained valuable national exposure when the Neutrogena Wave For Change campaign was featured on MTV and in Seventeen magazine!

Congratulations to all nine organizations; and a huge, huge “Thank You!” goes out to GlobalGiving and Neutrogena Wave For Change for making us a part of their campaign! You can find more information about the other organizations and their wonderful charity work at Neutrogena Wave For Change.

$70,000 will sure take us a long way; and 2012 is already looking very bright for Arts For All. Tune in next week for an overview of our winter programs!

– The Arts For All Team

“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.”
~ Charles Horton Cooley

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