Are you ready to be a part of people power?
For the first time in the history of the Oxfam Action Corps, all Action Corps cities, organizers, and volunteers are joining together for a big action. We decided to challenge ourselves by showing our collective power for change by raising money for Oxfam America's fund for the Ebola crisis. We have less than a month to raise at least $11,000.
For me personally, this idea of each person giving a little to collectively make a difference really resonates with me. Not only is it the reason why I joined my local Action Corps, it's also why this year I decided to make a donation each month to a different organization or cause. Some months I decided to give to one of my go-to organizations, while other months I added funds to a friend's fundraising activity (a run or bicycle ride) or helped a friend with medical or funeral expenses.
What excites me about the Oxfam Action Corps' challenge is how this power of the people act displays the collective voice of concerned individuals and shows that working together creates change. Often volunteers of the Action Corps see small improvements in their local communities for building awareness to global poverty and hunger. But the reality is that together the Action Corps cities make a substantial impact, including effects on governmental and company policies at national and international levels. And this challenge to raise money for the Ebola response is an opportunity to show we are a united and powerful force.
I will be making my donation for the month of December to Oxfam Action Corps' collective action for the Ebola response. Will you join me by adding your voice and chipping in whatever you can?