Why I love Running Start
This year has changed me, as I think it has changed everyone. I've been more thoughtful about what I can do to shape the world around me in ways that are big and small. One thing I've been doing a lot is donating money. Not huge amounts - just a little bit here and there when I have some extra. Generosity is one of my family values and I try to live it every day.
There was a time in my life when I wanted to become President of the United States. I even got my Master's degree in Public Policy with a concentration in Women's Studies to prepare. I'm not sure that's still in the cards, but ensuring that women have a voice in the policies and laws that impact their lives endures.
So when I was looking for ways to give back through boyette, focusing my efforts on Running Start was a no brainer. Running Start is a nonpartisan nonprofit that trains young women to run for public office. To have a voice. To take control of our futures.
I'm committed to donating 1% of every order to Running Start, to be given annually. It's not a huge amount. But it's an act of defiance against the current system as well as an act of hope. As generosity goes, I've also signed up with them to be a mentor. Generosity of money and time and heart and kindness. It all counts. It's a step. I hope you'll join me in supporting them.