Change 4 Good Foundation > Emmi CoxCarmel, INSept, 2018

Emmi Cox
Carmel, IN
Sept, 2018

Spotlight Stories

How did you first hear about Change4Good Foundation and what inspired you to join the movement?

: I was looking around on social media to find a way to help out my community. That’s when I found the Change4Good Foundation. It looked perfect for me because I saw so many people my age making a difference in the community. I reached out to the foundation and two of its directors (Aly Rubin, and Ashely Dinerman), helped me start up my own project. Throughout my project, Change4Good really helped me figure out all of the key components I needed to complete my garage sale and make it succeed. 

Tell us about your project! How can people get involved?

We wanted to do something to help make a difference in helping a child’s life. We found that connection with the local charity, Each One Counts (eachonecounts.org), that provides complementary pain management therapies to children receiving hospice and palliative care, that would help children who were terminally ill.Since our family always found enjoyment in playing Ping With the help of Change4Good, I decided on doing a garage sale where all of the proceeds went to the America Heart Association (AHA). I started by looking around my house and found a large variety of items that I didn’t need anymore or didn’t use but were still in great shape. Along with all of the items that I collected, I asked my community to donate anything that they had that they did use or need as well. I got so much support and so many items from everyone. After sorting and organizing everything I had collected and received, I set it all up in my garage and driveway so that people could come by to buy and donate to and for my cause. I chose the AHA because my Papa has continuously needed their help with his own heart problems. I knew my donation would help him and many other patients. In total I raised $1396.00 to donate. I am very proud of the work and dedication I put into this project and I am thankful that Change4Good was there to help me along.

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