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Join CARE’s Walk in Her Shoes to Help End Poverty for Women and Girls

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Nicole Harris is the Media Relations Manager at CARE

Nicole Harris is the Media Relations Manager at CARE

By Nicole Harris, CARE Media Relations Manager

For more than 20 years of our 70-year history, CARE has been headquartered in Atlanta. From our bright orange building at the corner of Piedmont and Ellis St, we help provide women, girls and their families with the information, resources and skills needed to reach their full potential – and in turn to help their communities overcome poverty.

On Oct. 1, at 9 am, we invite you to stand in solidarity with women and girls at CARE’s Walk in Her Shoes fundraising event in a special celebration of International Day of the Girl.

Together with notable Atlantans such as Michelle Nunn, CARE’s president and CEO; Brenda Wood, senior news anchor 11 Alive; Chef Asha Gomez, and Kwanzaa Hall, Atlanta City Council Member; as well as CARE staff from around the world, and corporate partners including Dentons, Delta Air Lines and UPS, you will experience CARE’s global work in a local context and raise funds to support the work that’s left to be done.

The event will bring to life the challenges that women and girls face each day. From 9-11:30 am, attendees can participate in experiential stations:

  • Village Savings & Loan: CARE’s program that provides basic financial services for people who lack access to traditional banking services. Kids can decorate “lockboxes,” which are used by women to safely store money from savings groups, and take them home to start saving to donate to impact others around the world.
  • CARE Sports for Development: Attendees will participate in games used by CARE to teach and foster empathy, teamwork and other disciplines.
  • Bucket Races: Many girls have to walk miles to fetch water for their families. Attendees will lift large buckets of water and race others. 
  • Messages of Hope: Attendees will write messages of hope to Syrian refugees CARE works with. They will also be able to sign legislation to increase humanitarian aid efforts.
Sharon Rose Auma, 13, a Hygiene Club student from Goro Primary School, carries water she collected from the Nzoia River in Saiya County, Kenya, on her head as she walks back to school on October 31, 2012. Goro Primary is a beneficiary of the CARE/Procter and Gamble water sanitation project.CARE Photo by Erin Lubin

Sharon Rose Auma, 13, a Hygiene Club student from Goro Primary School, carries water she collected from the Nzoia River in Saiya County, Kenya, on her head as she walks back to school on October 31, 2012. Goro Primary is a beneficiary of the CARE/Procter and Gamble water sanitation project.CARE Photo by Erin Lubin

From 11:30 – 12:30 pm, we’ll also walk three miles on the Beltline.

Register here for this family-friendly, experiential and impactful event in Historic Fourth Ward Park because women and girls everywhere deserve an opportunity to feel empowered safe and happy.

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