Monday, September 21, 2009

Climb Up Kilimanjaro

As one of my projects this week, I've been keeping up with the Climb Up event at Kilimanjaro. The team has been updating me through text messages and emails that I have been posting on the Climb Up blog. It's amazing to think that Eric, on top of Kilimanjaro in Africa could communicate with me, all the way in small town Pennsylvania. Thank you technology!

In a way, it feels like I have been on the journey with the team. I was able to share in their experiences and understand some of their emotions as they made their way with that difficult climb. It's important to remember that and event like this has such a vast impact. It doesn't merely effect the people participating, but family, friends, and especially the many children it will help save. Even though the children are on another continent, we are so much closer to helping them than we realize. By helping track this event, I've seen how people can come together to help others all over the world.

If you're interested in reading about the Kilimanjaro climb up event visit:

Monday, September 7, 2009

Meet the new Intern

Hi! I'm Paige Manieri, AFCA's new Communication Intern. I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself and how excited I am to be working with the AFCA this fall semester...

Currently, I am a senior Communications/Public Relations major at Messiah College. I work in the Communications office, helping to format the website and I am also involved in the college's PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) chapter. In addition to the work I do for AFCA, I am also working with a campaign team through Messiah to help develop a social media program for CURE International. I guess you could say, I have my hands full!

I'm very excited to be working with AFCA for the next 3 months. Not only will it be an incredibly useful learning experience for me, but I will also be able to help people who desperately need it. I've always wanted to work with non-profits, ever since I decided on a career in public relations. I thought, if I could use my talents to do some good in the world, it would be the least I can do.

Keep up with AFCA and I look forward to updating you on all that goes on with us plus my experience!