Charity is not one of my strong points, folks. That's not to say that I'm not kind, supportive, and attentive to the needs of others but I think I lack the COURAGE to go outside my comfort zone and do service for those who need it most. For that reason, I so admire those who are brave enough to reach out and make a difference in this world. Ashley is one of those brave ones.
Have you heard about the The Shine Project? Ashley is the leader behind this endeavor, focusing on motivating people to do hard things, accomplish their dreams and spread light to those around them through service. I was so inspired after watching her project in action here. I couldn't believe someone so young and beautiful could be just as pretty on the inside as she is on the outside. She truly shines.
This year Ashley is taking The Shine Project on the road, stopping in many cities around the West like San Diego, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and even my old hometown Los Angeles to promote community service and inspire people to be the change. Her first stop is February 25th, where she is teaming up with blogger Casey Leigh in Dallas. How exciting!
Ashley also sells SHINE shirts and necklaces, and proceeds benefit the shine scholarship project which raises scholarship money for inner city high school students. I know, this girl is simply amazing!
Today Ashley is giving away one of these BEAUTIFUL necklaces to a lucky reader.
Entry opens today and closes Friday, January 27th.
To enter, please visit Ashley's blog and leave a comment below about how you are going to shine this week. Good luck!