Ashley Caprice Presents Community Spotlight: #HashtagLunchbag

When I was younger my mother would take me with her to feed the homeless on the streets or during the holidays with the Salvation Army. So when I heard about #HashtagLunchbag,  a movement dedicated to utilizing social media to bring awareness to and eliminate hunger needs in local communities, I had to get involved.

I spoke with the founders of HashtagLunchbag, Ajay Relan and Felicia Alston, whose mission is to inspire others to come together and join them in their efforts; and people are doing just that. Locals in New York, Atlanta, Detroit, Vancouver, and other cities have already participated in this ongoing movement and the volunteers document the process on their social networks . This is proof that social media can be used to inspire other people to give back.

Tune in to the interview below where the founders open up about what inspired #hashtaglunchbag and how you can get involved.

“small actions mixed with lots of people can empower a BIG CHANGE.”

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How to Be a Girl…

When Josefa Salinas, Community Service Director for Hot 92.3, told me she was going to create a camp that would empower young girls I immediately said, “I want to help!” The week-long “How to Be a Girl” conference included classes on health, finance, personal development and much more for young ladies in grades 7-12.  I watched the girls strut their stuff during visual presenation classes where they learned the proper way to walk down a runway, and cry tears of accomplishment as we sang, “Count on Me,” over a bonfire.  Most of the particiapants said because of the camp they feel more confident…and that’s what it’s all about!  All I can say is I wish this seminar was around while I was growing up!
Singing “Count on Me” by Whitney Houston and CeCe Winans over a bonfire.
“Count on me through thick and thin ,A friendship that will never end ,When you are weak, I will be strong ,Helping you to carry on,Call on me, I will be there, Don’t be afraid, Please believe me when I say, Count on me…”
I now feel inspired. I feel proud…and I feel hopeful for the next generation. Congratulations Ms. Josefa Salinas! You did it! 🙂

How to Be a Girl on abc 7 news

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