Monday, October 12, 2009

Rainbow of Causes need Support Every Month

On Facebook I saw this note posted by Create the Good. "Did you notice some of your favorite football players wearing pink gloves or pink shoes in yesterday's game? Don't panic - it's not a change in team color, but the NFL's way to show its support for the fight against breast cancer."

One of the comments was "This is a great initiative. I hope that some day Domestic Violence Awareness Month (also the month of October) gets the same recognition."

I could say the same thing about getting attention for tutor/mentor programs during October, or January, or June. So could Aids Awareness, Black History, and every other cause.

Maybe we need a "rainbow ribbon" that we can use to give donors and volunteers a menu of causes that they can support every month of the year, rather than on one weekend, one day, or one month of the year.

If you're going to support tutor/mentor programs, visit this link or this link, and you can support Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection.

Visit the Chicago Tutor/Mentor Program Locator and you can learn about more than 160 different organizations in Chicago who do various forms of tutoring and/or mentoring. They all need your support every month of the year, just like Cabrini Connections does.

Come to the Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference on November 19 and 20, at Northwestern University in Evanston, and meet the leaders of some of these tutor/mentor programs.

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