Pay It Forward
Those of us that have been through the seminars have been touched in some special way by our experience with Pathways. Our lives are better, we are more connected to our loved ones, we are more passionate and committed to our dreams. We do this work to make a more positive impact on ourselves and on those who lives we touch. One person at a time, each of us are helping to changing the world.
There are several ways we can “Pay It Forward” to keep this ripple of love and growth going. Please find your way or ways to “Pay It Forward” so that others can experience what you have, and so our impact on the world will keep growing, one new person at a time.
Many grads, especially those out of town, ask how they can continue to give back to support Pathways. We have created an opportunity for graduates to be part of a community united by their commitment to ensuring that the Pathways experience is always available to anyone willing to make that choice. Together we can create a Better World by giving everyone the chance to get the tools to create the lives they dream of with communication skills that will support them in every aspect of their lives.
Together we can make a difference in the world of Abuse through this education!
Join our In-Kind Angels by volunteering your time and talents in making our world a better place. Let us know your gifts and we will find a place that you can support us!
Office – We can always use the support in our offices to handle all types of Administrative tasks. If you love talking with people we can use your energy on one of our phone teams. Call our Administrative Director and get yourself signed up!
Registrations and Celebrations – Each month we have a need for Registration and Celebration Team Volunteers. This is a very fun position. You get to see the students as they walk into the rooms and then on Sunday get to see them again having completed the class. You may also want to oversee a team and we would love to have you Coordinate a Registration Team.
Staffing – Call the office and sign up to Room Assist, Group Lead or Coordinate. We would love to have you on the teams. Ask for the Staffing Director and you will be directed to the person that can give you all the information about this.
Special Talents – This could be just about anything. Writing, Editing, Computer work, Computer and modem set up work, Grant Writing, Event Coordinating, Fundraising, Website design and set up, or any other type of talent you can think of!!! Please join us in spreading the ripple and growing Pathways and the Scholarship Fund.
We would love to hold events through the year such as family picnics, Silent Auction, Great America Day, 5K Walk / Runs, attending concerts and doing events like Pathways Idol. If you would like to be part of creating an event and making it happen, being part of an event or have ideas about an event you would like to see happen, get in touch with the Board at Bette[email protected].
Picnics – 5K Walks or Runs – Great America Day
A great thing to think about and create would be our very first ever Walk or Run. So many grads have participated in other types of Walk / Runs for other charities, and it would be great to get something like that started for Better World. Contact us if you are interested in being on a team to create our very first one. Pathways also loves to hold social events. One option would be to create a Pathways Picnic next year. We used to hold picnics all the time and always had fun! It is a great way to bring family and friends together to have a day of fun in the sun. Another fun event would be to get a group of grads together and go to Great America.
How about creating Business Networking group or a singles event? There are so many people in our community looking to network, and it would be great to get them all together in one place to meet!! Whatever the event is, the best part is coming together as part of the Pathways Community.
Be part of the committee that creates a Silent Auction for Pathways. Maybe you do the website work, or go and solicit donations from places you know, or call grads for donations. Help to make this an event that can happen online or in person. You can also donate items to our silent auction. In the past we have auctioned everything from gifts of service and weekend trips to handcrafted items or tickets to events such as baseball or football games, concerts or plays. All funds from the auctions go directly to scholarships. No item is too small – or too big for this auction!!
Pathways Idol was done a few years in a row and it sure was a blast!! It was a Karaoke Night FUNdraiser that included a banquet of food prepared by several chefs from Pathways. We have also had Lip Sync contests each was so much fun. All net proceeds went to the Scholarship Fund – and we had a really great time putting this event on. There are four ways you can support an event such as Pathways Idol or other events we would like to put on.
Two of the ways are to either be a Committee Head or Volunteer to be on the Committee that creates an event. No special skills are necessary, just a desire to help, a commitment to be present and a willingness to do whatever it takes to make this a spectacular event. If you are interested in heading up a committee or being a committee member please contact Board President, Iggy Torres at [email protected].
You can also spread the word about an event by distributing flyers or making calls to invite people. You can bringing people to the event such as your sponsor, fellow class mates, friends and /or family members. Help to create a fun filled event that can raise funds for the Scholarship Fund. These events can also be a great venue to introduce those that have never attended a seminar to the Pathways Community!
What other types of events can you see us holding that brings the Pathways Community together in order to spend time outside of the rooms and have fun and or build the Scholarship Fund? Contact either Iggy Torres or Jacque Leopold at [email protected].
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Pathways to A Better World every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to choose a charitable organization, select Pathways to A Better World to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation going to Pathways to a Better World.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
So many products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.
Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?
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