Join the city of Seattle to Fight Global Poverty
This city-wide campaign will raise awareness about local institutions working to alleviate poverty around the world and ask individuals to lend their support to this important sector. By signing up, residents will receive updates about the work of these organizations and learn about opportunities to get involved. Participants will be entered for a chance to be a Seattle Ambassador, and win an all-expense paid trip to see first-hand how our community is improving lives in Africa, Asia, or Latin America.
This contest seeks to bring awareness to international causes and Seattle’s global development sector, and highlight the city’s role as a world leader in international development efforts. The Seattle area is home to more than 300 organizations working to improve lives in all 144 developing countries.
“The Puget Sound region is home to more than 300 organizations working to alleviate global poverty doing critical work such as educating girls in Rwanda, providing clean water and sanitation to communities in Ethiopia, strengthening women’s leadership in Guatemala, and providing small-business training to people with disabilities in Vietnam,” said Mauricio Vivero, CEO of SIF.
“Seattle’s a very outward looking city. We are home to organizations that work worldwide on fighting poverty, curing disease, and providing appropriate technology,” said Mayor Mike McGinn. “You can support this important work by joining the Seattle Ambassador program, and in June we’ll be announcing the first winner who will travel to see the work these organizations are doing in the field.”
Residents can visit seattleambassador.com or text SEATTLE to 80088 to join Seattle Ambassador and enter to win a trip overseas.
Posted: April 18th, 2013 under Ballard District, Central District, Delridge District, Downtown District, East District, Front Porch, Greater Duwamish District, Lake Union District, North District, Northeast District, Northwest District, Queen Anne/Magnolia District, Southeast District, Southwest District.
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