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Let your voice inspire others to join your fight!  

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For the First Impression Challenge, we asked the warriors to tell us who they are, why they want to be a Charity Warrior and what they are fighting for. This was their first opportunity to wow the Charity Warrior judges - and get the public excited about their nonprofits. We wanted to know about the “mission-moment” that called on their inner warriors, and to better understand why and how their organization is making change.


Nora Allen-Wiles of Girls Rock Boston introduced us to her inner warrior and inspired us to join her fight for girls.

Stay tuned! Nora will be a featured guest on a podcast with Nancy Frates, ALS Advocate. 

Nora Allen Wiles, Girls Rock Campaign



Helen Russell, Apprentice Learning

Leah Okimoto, Aaron's Presents

Elizabeth Carr, Back on My Feet

Kim Ferreira, Coastal Foodshed

Laura Kleiman, Cures Within Reach for Cancer

Katrina Weiss, Doc Wayne Youth Services

Maristela Rapo, Giving the Glam

Pauline Hoegler, Golden Opportunities

Emilia Diamant, Jeremiah Progrm

Shannon Murphy, KGSA Foundation

Lauren Palumbo, Lovin' Spoonfuls

Sarah Garrity, Next Step

Judi Alperin King, The Wily Network