Sponsor a Girl
The Emerge Sponsorship Program provides sponsors the opportunity to cover a girl’s participation in the Beads-to-Business and Life Skills programs for a calendar year. In return, the sponsor will receive quarterly updates pertaining to the sponsored participant. If the sponsored girl leaves Emerge before the end of the year, sponsors will be matched with a new girl for the remainder of the year.* To protect each participant’s confidentiality, especially given the fact that many are testifying in highly sensitive court cases, we cannot provide names or photos of sponsored girls.
How to Sponsor a Girl:
1) Provide a tax-deductive donation of $300. You have 2 options of making this contribution:
(a) Donate here via JustGive.org:
Make sure to dedicate this to “Sponsorship Program.”
(b) Mail us a check payable to “Emerge Global” with “Sponsorship” in the memo:
P.O. Box 390897
Cambridge, MA 02139
2) Complete the Sponsorship Form so that we can send you the corresponding updates.
(1) Does not include cost of beading supplies, which is recovered through sales. Includes bead storage supplies (such as jars and tubs), printing and paper (for booklets, receipts, certificates, vouchers, etc.), and miscellaneous needs.
(2) Includes novelty prizes, speakers, and miscellaneous needs.
For questions about our Sponsorship Program, please email our Sponsorship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that our Sponsorship Program operates on a calendar year.
*Why are some girls leaving Emerge?
The girls in shelters Emerge works in are involved in court cases where they are required to testify against their abusers, who are often male family members. The government relocates them from their homes to these shelters to ensure their protection. The allocation and the duration of their stays are determined solely by the government, who tends to shuffle the girls around as a result of capacity and safety issues, as well as the girls’ own needs. Frequently, a girl would suddenly and inexplicably leave one day, only to reappear at another shelter. This impermanence is an inextricable and tragic element in these girls’ lives. Oftentimes, right when a girl has developed emotional relationships with her fellow participants and staff members, she is forced to leave. This unpredictability also makes critical components of Emerge’s job (e.g. maintaining continuity of curriculum, tracking participant progress, and distributing jewelry sales profits) more difficult. We hope you can appreciate this unfortunate reality and understand if we have to switch your sponsored participant. Our hope is to expand to more and more shelters in order to build a broad enough network of support such that girls who are forced to move are welcomed by Emerge faces in their new shelters as well.