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End of the year resolutions

International Women's Day Celebration 2018
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Do you have any end of the year resolutions? 

Is it losing weight, is it forgiving the ones who have hurt you this year or is it something you've never done before? 

Well, if I can share mine, it will have to be: finding more ways to give back. 

Did you know that right now there's a possibility to support a cause by buying a tee-shirt on Booster/Custom Ink?
 Are you feeling blessed this season? Take your time to bless someone else.
 
Keep in mind that we're going on our 7th year of celebrating Afri(K)que's International Women's Day. 

Will you be joining us? Do you have a talent that you want to share with the world but been putting it on hold for the day you feel confident? Leave that fear in 2018 and take part of our celebration.

 There are multi-cultural performances, guest speaking  and vending opportunities. We share food and inspiring conversations with each other and have a fashion show in colorful African designs supporting families experiencing hunger, poverty and homelessness.

Does this sound like something you want to take part of? Then join us on Saturday, March 9th in Springfield, MA from 1 to 5pm. 

The Afri(K)que Togo campaign!

Have you ever jumped up during the day or woke up in the middle of the night asking yourself what you've been put here to do? Have you ever heard that voice inside of you say:" Do what you want to do, not what people tell you to do!".

If any of the above listed things happened to you in your lifetime, you're closer to your calling then you've ever imagined! That also means that, me and you have something in common! We're here for a reason. 

I've found my calling through helping others, doing charity work on a daily basis and donating to causes that are dear to my heart.

 People say:" Donate locally, big companies are already rich". This I discovered is true, people rather give to huge companies than support the neighbor next door, people they know or family and friends who are going through hard times. Isn't this odd? Very much! You rather give to a company who's been in existence since your grandparents were born then a newly founded organization that just started in your town? This newly established company is bringing people together, helping the poor, the homeless and the hungry but you still won't donate? 

Let that sink in for a minute. 

This is where we differ! I'm glad to give my time and donations to companies that I have a business relationship with. I'll explain. If a company is not accessible for you to meet the key people who are making decisions, what's the reason why you're giving them funds or supporting their cause again? If  they don't have time for you, why do you send them money or give them your time? This is where giving wisely comes in.

 I'm so excited to be part of the Afri(K)que team where we're planning our first charity group trip to Africa in July 2017. I believe that other than helping females in the US it's also very important to learn how poverty affects people face-to-face in other parts of the world. 

Please share with us if you've found your calling or simply anything positive that you would like other people to know!

Until next time my blogging friends!
The founder and Executive Director on one of her visits to Togo, West Africa
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