Friday, February 18, 2011

Yana Hempler: Finalist In National "Start Something With Alesse" Competition

Hi everyone!

I'm very happy that you are here. :)

The campaign is called "Start Something With Alesse" where young women present an idea of a business/social enterprize/project/etc and have a chance to win $5000 to put towards the project, as well as mentorship from powerful business people.

I am honoured to have been chosen as one of 6 finalists from hundreds of entries to take part in this contest. My project is called YOUNight for Compassion and Fashion, and it is designed to help the homeless people in Victoria. If I win, I would like to donate some of the prize money to a non-profit organization to continue/extend their operations, as well as produce the fashion show as a fundraiser.

I am the ONLY finalist from Western Canada, which makes it even more exciting for me.

Image: Screenshot of website

Homelessness is a big issue, and many of the people who are homeless had to face terrible circumstances beyond their control.

I want to help them because I do not believe that other human beings should suffer.

Please go to the website and vote for me if you believe that helping someone live their passion while making a difference in their community is the right thing to do. Voting is open until March 4th, 2011. Voting is easy when you sign up with your Facebook account.

Thank you in advance for your support,

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed here are my own and not those of sponsor of the "Start Something With Alesse" contest.