For many women hitting the big 30th birthday milestone means celebrations, reflection, or adventures. For one inspiring millennial, Mallory Brown, it means effecting change on a global scale. This June 21st, Mallory is setting out to raise $30k in 24 hours to empower 30 women in Ethiopia to start their own businesses through CrowdRise’s 24-Hour Impact Project (24HIP). She’s joined by 29 women all over the US who have committed to helping her reach her goal by fundraising alongside her. Mallory helped pioneer CrowdRise’s 24HIP to demonstrate the incredible power that real-time impact and fundraising can give to an individual trying to make change in the world. You can also see her inspiring Ted Talk here, where she talks about saving the world before the age of 30, a goal she is well on her way to accomplishing.
Mallory is currently in the small, impoverished village of Chapa, Ethiopia. There she seeks to empower 30 women to start their own business. In success, Mallory will help them with job training and employment opportunities, so they can buy food for their families, send their children to school and start to pull themselves out of poverty.
The CrowdRise 24-Hour Impact project has produced 8 inspirational and engaging flash fundraisers for many causes across four continents. Ambassadors, like Mallory, are selected to find an important cause, raise the funds to make a change in 24 hours and being implementing that change. All activity is filmed in real time and video updates are posted so that donors can immediately see the results of their contributions. The 24-Hour Impact Project has built a community center in Mexico, secured a home for a family in Haiti, helped expand sanitation efforts in Nepal, provided a permanent home for a community BBQ in Detroit, funded life-changing surgeries for three kids in Honduras, provided eye exams and glasses to 1400 students in Cambodia, brought relief to a homeless community living in underground tunnels in Las Vegas and helped rescue an endangered species of Lemurs in Madagascar. To see all the24-Hour Impact Projects, visit crowdrise.com/impactproject.
The 24HIP has been covered by a variety of media including The Today Show, The Huffington Post (here and here), The Daily Dot, Inside Edition, Take Part, The New York Times, NowThis, The Detroit Free Press, among others.