Monday, July 1, 2013

Will you take 10 seconds for homeless youth?

My day job is as Director of Development and Public Affairs of Urban Peak, a 26-year old non-profit organization in Denver whose mission is to support youth experiencing homelessness on every level.

Urban Peak rocks.

Will you help us? I swear it only takes 10 seconds!

Urban Peak employee (and Americorps volunteer) Alex Vaassen won the Community MVP for the Colorado Rapids! This is an annual award and a huge deal for us at Urban Peak.

The next step is national voting. Each of the 19 MLS teams have a Community MVP. Now everyone can vote to see which MVP wins the national Community MVP.


Imagine what it will look like for Urban Peak, for our mission and for youth experiencing homelessness around the country if Alex wins. A win for Alex would put the conversation of youth experiencing homelessness on a national stage. For the MLS All Star game, where the national winner will receive her or his recognition, over a million people will be watching! This can be a huge opportunity to not only support Urban Peak, but all organizations that serve a mission like ours.

Voting started this morning at 9am. It will go through July 12th and then a winner will be announced on July 15th.

Please vote. Please vote often. Please send the below link to everyone you know. Please ask them to do the same. People can vote as many times as they like.

Imagine Alex on mid-field at the All Star game on July 31st in Kansas City!

We can win this. We have the most amazing staff around. We have committed donors, volunteers, supporters and board. We can spread the word throughout the country to get the most votes.

Here’s where you can vote, right now:

Votes can also be made on the MLS Facebook page:!/MLS/app_398709353508343

THANK YOU so much for your support with this. Please forward this to all of your friends. Voting literally takes 10 seconds!

P.S. You can vote as many times as you wish!

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