Megan's Story: Finding Hope Alone with a Child and a Disability
Bloggers are uniting to help single parents like Megan (watch her video). We invite you to join in this exciting campaign, spread the word and make a gift. Below you will find our goal, a detailed description of the campain, how to get involved, and some examples of what others are doing to spread the word.
We can help bring hope with our goal to raise money for as many single parents’ scholarships as we can. At LDS Business College, each semester costs $1,800 or $3,600 a year, or $7,200 for a full two year degree. There are 45 single parents currently in need. We want to see how many of these 45 parents we can help.
Why This Campaign and Why Single Parents?
• 28 percent of children now live with just one parent.
• 40% of children under 18 experience a parental breakup.
• 90% of single parent families are headed by females.
• Single moms with children have the highest poverty rates.
• 60% of children living in mother-only families are impoverished.
• Single moms are more likely to be poor because of lower earning capacity.
• Single moms median income is only about 25% what a married couple make.
LDS Business College has developed an approach to help single parents, especially women, improve their earning potential. Single parents at LDSBC use scholarship funds to pay tuition, books and other fees. Students enroll in one of six career-oriented programs: accounting, business, computers, medical careers, interior design, or office technology. In recent years, LDSBC has placed 90% of its graduates into a career.
Make a Gift!!!
Spread the Word!!!
The Twitter hash tag for the campaign is #GiveOhGive. We have also created several “widgets” to help spread the word. This first one is designed to be placed in the middle of a blog post or on Facebook. To put this widget on your website click the “share” button within the widget and you will see an option to copy the embed code. For Facebook sharing just click the same “share” button on the widget and you will see a “share to Facebook” button. Once you click that button it will give you the option to add some text to your post. When it lands on your Facebook wall it will retain all the functions it has here on this page.
This one is meant to be placed in the left or right hand sidebar of a website. To put it on your site just click on the "share" button within the widget and you will see the option to copy the embed code.
Ad size widgets
To embed the widget on your blog, click the "share" button within the widget, then copy the embed code that is displayed.
See What Others Are Doing
If you promote this campaign on your blog and would like your blog to be listed above, please email David Black with your blog link.
Thank you for considering the promotion of single parent scholarships at LDS Business College.