Thursday, December 06, 2012

More Than Me

I received this letter in my email:

More Than Me, an education and girls' empowerment non-profit is gaining notoriety through its guerrilla-style marketing, inspiring hundreds of people to write "I am Abigail" on their foreheads and post their photos on Facebook.

This really begs the question, "Who the heck is Abigail?"

Abigail was an orphan in West Point, Liberia. You may have read her in a previous article here on the Huffington Post. At six, she was left with prostitutes. She learned to work the streets in order to get access to drinking water and food. Education was not an option.

Then Abigail met Katie Meyler, the founder of More Than Me, an organization dedicated to getting girls off the streets and into schools. Katie and Abigail became fast friends, and More Than Me has raised the money to put Abigail through school. She is learning to bake, and aspires to one day be a Senator, so she can, in turn, help other girls like her. 

So, why are all these people also "Abigail"?

Abigail could be you. Abigail could be your sister, your niece, your student, or your neighbor. Remember, we live in a global community; there is no "me" without "we", Abigail is because you are, and you are because Abigail is.

Join the community. When you've done that, help the community grow by spreading our story. And most of all, get inspired.

Take 15 seconds (yes, just 15 seconds) to make the lives of these girls a bit better by doing two very simple and extremely meaningful things: VOTE NOW through 4th December for Abigail and girls like her at voteabigail.org and... then share it with others. (Maybe even make your OWN “I am Abigail” picture!)

Thank you, 
Mini Verma
MoreThanMe.org

If you would like to help them win the funding you know what to do. (Go vote.)

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