Dear BEF Family,
What a year! Since we had to cancel our yearly Park Walk fundraiser due to COVID-19, we wanted to share an update with you and encourage you to donate in 2020.
Each year in South Africa, the BEF holds their annual conference with a theme for the young women. This year, even though they were unable to socially gather for their conference; they received care packages to help with the stress of their studies and exams, while focusing on the 2020 theme Be The Light. Here are some of their thoughts:
To BE THE LIGHT I want to become a positive influence by sharing my good experiences with others, but also sharing how overcoming my trials have shaped the person who I have become (Nombulelo S.)
With the BEF theme of this year, I resolve to BE THE LIGHT to others by sharing my happiness with others in uplifting ways and by being a friend to those who are mentally and emotionally and even spiritually depleted in strength. (Mechaelar H.)
I have tried during this time to BE THE LIGHT to others by sending messages of hope and love to so many people that I know who have been affected by Covid-19, to reach out to them and check up on them. (Thobeka M.)
Traditionally, during our Park Walk fundraiser we offer our donors t-shirts (crew/v-neck/child) and totes that display the annual theme. Because we were unable to have that opportunity, we have worked with a distributor to make them available at cost to you on an individual basis. You can follow the link if you would like to purchase 2020 “Be The Light” BEF merchandise. http://andertonco.com/
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We wish you all a safe and happy holiday!
Nancy Webber (434-989-5959/ email@example.com )
Liz Webber Mostoller (firstname.lastname@example.org )