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Featured Cause: The Shine Project

by Chrissy Watson

This month I want to share with you the story of a girl named Ashley.

During her internship at Cesar Chavez High School in Phoenix, Arizona Ashley had the opportunity to get a closer look at the lives and struggles of students in an inner city school.

“There are so many kids that have SO much potential, and just need someone to help them see it.”

Through her blog, The Shine Project, she has created The Shine Project Scholarship Fund. Ashley’s goal is to raise $20,000 by the end of October, which she plans to put towards four students at Cesar Chavez High School in Phoenix, Arizona, to help them pay for their first year of college.

There are a few ways you can help Ashley make this happen.

Change 4 Change Jars
Email Ashley at and she’ll send you tags to make a Change 4 Change jar. Collect all the loose change you can or make one for a local business, classroom or for your church!

Donate some stuff
San Tan Ford is sponsoring a SHINE fundraising event in October. It is a silent auction, and all money will go into the scholarship fund. If you have any items you would like to donate just let her know!

Take a look at the awesome Shine necklaces Ashley makes. Not only are they beautiful and encouraging, some of the profit goes towards the scholarship fund!

Thanks Ashley for being such a strong woman! We are thankful for people like you! You can check out Ashley’s blog The Shine Project for more info!

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