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Athena “Global Give” Charity Fun-Draiser Brings Together Int’l Educators To Support a Worthy Cause in Denver

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Athena Study Abroad launched its First Annual Athena “Global Give” Charity Fun-Draiser at NAFSA in Denver, Colorado last week, and we are pleased to say it was a big success!  (Thus, why we are calling it the “First Annual”)   🙂

Typically at conference expo halls, there are tons of giveaways and trinkets that are free for the taking.  We decided to mobilize that interest in fun freebies to raise money for Athena SOS Charity Program’s newest member, GoAbroad Foundation!  Athena brought lovely (and very popular!) globe necklaces to the booth, and asked for a $5-$10 charity donation for the necklace.

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We were overwhelmed by how many people made generous donations, even just the change they had in their pockets, with or without even taking a necklace for themselves.  We brought a limited number of necklaces this year and went through every one, so next year we will prepare the Second Annual Fun-Draiser for the larger than expected demand (what a good problem to have).

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OVER $500 RAISED FOR CHARITY!

From the NAFSA attendees, we raised $262 in donations!  Every dollar we collected at NAFSA will go directly to the GoAbroad Foundation.  Athena is also proud to do a Dollar for Dollar Match on the donations we took in, so we will be donating a grand total of $524 to this very deserving charity!

To learn more about Athena’s SOS Charity Program, as well as its newest member GoAbroad Foundation and all of the other charities we support, check out www.AthenaAbroad.com/charity

We can’t wait to share our plans for the Second Annual “Global Give” Charity Fun-Draiser..but you’ll have to wait until next year to find out…  Thank you for helping us help others!

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