Maria's Fundraiser for the Kibera School for Girls!
Hi, I’m Maria Menounos! Most of you know me as a host for EXTRA, but I’m also an advocate for women and girls all over the world. And I’m proud to be the first Global Ambassador for Shining Hope for Communities - an innovative, grassroots non-profit organization working to champion gender equality and combat urban poverty in one of the largest slums in Africa: the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya.
Click HERE to view my coverage of Shining Hope for Communities featured on NBC Nightly News. This story, and everyone involved, touched my heart - which is why I'm asking for your help. I support many other charities based in the United States and through my charity organization "Take Action Hollywood" (more at www.takeactionhollywood.com). There are no limits to how much we can do to impact lives everywhere for the better, and together we can do that much more. Join me in this campaign for Kibera.
Summer is quickly winding down and many of us will soon be back in the stores, gearing up for the fall semester at school! Whether you're buying rulers for the little ones or a laptop for your college courses, I'd like to ask you to consider joining me to support students at Shining Hope for Communities' Kibera School for Girls-- the only free school for girls in the Kibera slum.
Every level of giving makes a big impact-- $10 provides a girl with a uniform for a year, while $60 supports a student's complete education for an entire month (books, meals, extracurricular activities, and healthcare)! With your help, we will support the education of young girls, giving them the opportunity to build a pathway out of the slum for themselves and their families.
Join my fundraising team and ask your friends and family to help make a difference in the lives of girls in Kibera! Learn more about the school at Shining Hope for Communities' website.
Thanks and have a great school year!
Maria Menounos, Host of EXTRA, is a nationally recognized reporter, filmmaker, actress, New York Times Best-selling author, philanthropist, and co-founder of AfterbuzzTV: the largest new media platform on the web. Menounos' achievements have set industry milestones. Her groundbreaking conversational style of reporting led her, at the age of 22, to become the youngest person ever to host "Entertainment Tonight." She would go on to do the same for the "Today" show and "Nightly News."
Menounos is proof that you can come from humble beginnings and succeed: she was a girl who did not speak English until the third grade, and one who worked as a janitor cleaning Boston nightclubs throughout her adolescence. With dedication, passion, and hard work, she has created a phenomenal career, and is living proof that you can do it all. Most importantly, she is proof that you can remain true to yourself and humble in the process.