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Jul192012

Win ARCs, Help Teen Voices

So, there's this organization in Boston that I've had the pleasure of working with several times called Teen Voices.  They're amazing, and they do really powerful work.  In their own words:

Because of a recent decrease in funding, we’re at a crisis. We must raise $300,000 by August 1. Yes, it’s that bad.

For nearly 25 years, girls and young women in Boston and beyond have counted on Teen Voices to provide a positive, girl-friendly space to grow as writers and leaders. We are not going down without a fight.

You know us, and you know our work—our girl-generated magazine is the only publication of its kind. Thousands of girls around the globe count on Teen Voices to publish their work and offer honest, positive stories that address real issues in their lives.

The good news is our magazine and our afterschool program are stronger than ever. We’ve produced two excellent issues in the past year and over 225 online articles—including interviews with inspiring girls in action and powerful leading ladies like Donna Brazile, Jennifer Buffett, and Maria Hinojosa. We consistently have a waiting list for our afterschool and summer journalism program, and our Boston-based teens consistently show growth in perseverance, social efficacy, and acceptance of others.

With a strong and dedicated staff and an army of passionate teens and volunteers, we are poised to take Teen Voices to the next level in 2013, reaching many more girls worldwide. We have a vision to increase our web traffic tenfold and become the go-to place for smart girl media. We have plans—and even a grant!—to make teenvoices.com an interactive, smartphone-friendly forum for girls to amplify their voices.

It’s all within reach.

But right now, we need funds to get around this challenging corner and move our organization to a stronger future. With your help, Teen Voices can partner and transform to amplify the voices of girls.  Whether you can afford $5, $50 or $5,000, every donation brings us closer.

Obviously, I want to DONATE.  And I've been debating how much to donate; from working with Boston GLOW I know that every dollar helps, but obviously a big donation is pretty appreciated as well. 

So I came up with an idea predicated on the following:

1.  I went to BEA and got pretty loaded up--in fact, I got a little OVER loaded.  I have lots of extra books. 

2.  I have yet to give away a copy of the UK version of SCARLET--and obviously that needs to happen

3.  You can help me determine how much money to give to Teen Voices. 

4.  You can inspire others with your own inspiration

 

 

So here's the deal. 

1. Take a picture showing SCARLET with a woman who inspires you.  It can be a photo of the woman or the real deal. 

2. Tweet it @acgaughen, and don't forget to tell me who she is.

3.  Link to the tweet IN THE COMMENTS OF THIS POST to be counted toward both the ARC raffle and the tally. 

4.  For every person who does 1, 2, and 3, I'll donate $5 to Teen Voices. And you'll be entered into a raffle for ARCs and Scarlet(s). 

 

You can win:

  • SCARLET, in both UK paperback and US hardcover
  • These books that I got from BEA (EVE AND ADAM, ORIGIN, BETA, BLESSED, THE INNOCENTS):

 

Please, please spread the word. 

Please donate on your own if you're able. 

Teen Voices needs the help right now, and they need it THIS MONTH. 

 

This contest will end and the donation will be made on August 1st.

Thank you so much in advance for entering and sharing this contest; let's help out a good organization!  

 

Reader Comments (8)

I love this idea! My mom and my sister are two women who inspire me: https://twitter.com/SarahABinning/status/226674370041479169/photo/1
July 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Binning
https://twitter.com/Shelver506/status/226674439213961216 and I donated :) I hope they reach their goal.
July 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commentershelver506
https://twitter.com/HardCoverLife/status/226707362587738113

Great giveaway! Very inspirational!
July 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarkella
Hi, please find my tweet to you through this link: https://twitter.com/lkearney14/status/226746104350392320/photo/1
By the way, I reviewed your book 'Scarlett' for Teen Voices magazine and I liked it very much. Good luck to Teen Voices, I hope they receive the donations they deserve.
July 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlauren
This is a woman who inspires me. She's IISuperwomanII. https://twitter.com/ennapenglin/status/226891015548706817
July 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEnna P.
Please see the book review I wrote for Scarlet here http://www.teenvoices.com/2012/07/25/scarlet-book-review/
July 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren
This is a great idea and a great cause! All my friends and I got together a fundraiser for Teen Voices- which we all love!
https://twitter.com/CristinaCheese/status/230482399706898432/photo/1#
July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStina
TWEETED! https://twitter.com/kadburytweets/status/230694855423193088
August 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKrazzyme

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