As of 1 July, chapters have dedicated 38,144 hours, touched the lives of 34,516 people and raised $8,489 towards SPARK a Change since its launch in July 2014. These collective actions are impacting the lives of youth around the globe! (Chapter leaders, please remember to record your events on the Golden Key website promptly after the event so we can include your accomplishments in our monthly statistics.)
Follow SPARK a Change on social media. Each month, Headquarters will be posting a challenge and a contest for SPARK a Change. Be sure to follow Golden Key on Facebook and Twitter as well as SPARK on Instagram for articles on the benefits of volunteering and posts featuring great SPARK events. If you think your chapter has a great event, please email your event details and pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
July Featured Service Project:
This month, we’d like to highlight the GK headquarters staff. Golden Key Headquarters teamed up with Books for Africa to sort books for a SPARK event. Books for Africa has a simple mission: to collect, sort, ship and distribute books to students of all ages in Africa. The goal: to end the book famine in Africa. Books For Africa remains the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 33 million books to 49 different countries since 1988. Over the past 12 months they have shipped 2.6 million books, valued at $35 million to 27 African countries, with an additional 223 computers and 11 brand new law and human rights libraries. We’re proud to team up with such an impactful organization that cohesively aligns with the mission of SPARK a Change.