My blog originated because of my involvement with a national non-profit, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC). I had been a member of a local chapter, Bluegrass Junior Woman’s Club(BJWC) for several years. I was selected by GFWC to become a Champion with the United Nations Foundation Shot@Life campaign, when I realized my most efficient charitable work was lending my voice through advocacy. A Southern Mother and Blog of a Bluegrass Belle started because I wanted to talk about how my southern upbringing influenced me to help others.
I am a Johnson & Johnson Social Influencer for Social Good and I enjoy helping promote their philanthropic endeavors. In January 2015, I will begin working as a volunteer Champion Leader with the United Nations Foundation Shot@Life campaign. Most recently I attended the ONE Girls and Women AYA Summit in Washington, D.C. I have also attended the Shot@Life Champion Summit two years, the Mom+Social, and the Mashable Social Good Summit.
Whether you are lobbying on Capitol Hill or telling a friend about your favorite nonprofit, you are working to create positive change. Everyone should find a cause that they are passionate about and give them your time, money, or your voice. I have listed just a few of my favorite non-profit organizations. If there is a nonprofit that you think I should cover on my blog, please send me an email.
- Anchal Project
- Barbourville Junior Woman’s Club
- Blessings in a Backpack
- Bluegrass Junior Woman’s Club
- Children’s Advocacy Center
- General Federation of Women’s Clubs
- Girls on the Run
- Green House 17
- Habitat for Humanity Lexington
- Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass
- Susan Komen Foundation of Lexington
- United Nations Foundation Girl Up
- United Nations Foundation Shot@Life Campaign
- The ONE campaign
- Vitamin Angels
- Wounded Warrior Project