A Step in the Right Direction – My Life My Choice and A Step Up

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Amy Briney, Stacey Keenan, Lori Mendik Carolyn Shaughnessy, Gina Saltonstall

Update: This event was very well-attended and the speakers were so powerful. It is truly an organization that is doing tremendous work. They are having their first fundraiser on June 23 – here is some information about it.
Turn on the Light: Coming Together to End the Exploitation of Girls

June 23rd, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.XHALE at the Copley Square Hotel, 47 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts Click here to buy tickets. Find us on Facebook.

I have written about A Step Up and the wonderful work that they do before, here and here.

This is a group of five women who decided to do something to make a difference. First they research non-profits and choose one in need of a little spotlight. Then they invite a group of women for a house party with the dual purpose of socializing and donating to a good cause. The food and drink are donated by generous local merchants so that all money raised goes to the spotlighted non-profit. This time it will be a morning coffee as they highlight My Life My Choice – hope to see you there!

 

A Step Up Gathers to support My Life My Choice on Monday, May 23rd at 9:30 am

What is My Life My Choice? A Step Up is excited to showcase My Life My Choice on Monday, May 23rd, 2011.  We will learn about an innovative, effective, nationally recognized organization working to end the commercial sexual exploitation of girls. Through comprehensive outreach, My Life My Choice is reaching more than 200 girls annually in the Greater Boston area and hundreds more in cities across the United States.  The organization works to end sexual exploitation through prevention, training, victim support and mentoring.  My Life My Choice is fighting exploitation by harnessing girls resilience, strength and outrage.

Lisa Goldblatt Grace, the founder and Program Director of My Life My Choice will speak about how My Life My Choice is supporting girls in the Greater Boston as they strive to be safe and free from exploitation.

Learn more about My Life My Choice aA Step Up, Capability : Momt the home of Carolyn Shaughnessy, 89 Old Farm Road, Needham.

*a suggested donation of $35 made payable to My Life My Choice

Help us to create awareness for My Life My Choice while spending a morning with old and new friends.  We look forward to seeing you and as always, please feel free to bring a friend or two!  To RSVP, please email: a.step.up5@gmail.com

For more information about A Step Up, please check out our new website at www.astepupma.org.

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