This post is sponsored by State Farm. All opinions are my own.
“Never doubt that a group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead.
We drove down to the Texas Coast for a day to visit the incredible Palacios Youth Initiative and we were greeted by Brandi, a beautiful, enterprising mother of 3-- one of State Farm's award recipients last year for the Neighborhood Assist Program. With the funds, she reached out to a broad mix of leaders in Palacios who in turn all came together to improve buildings and create programs aiding the local youth to develop lifetime skills (improving reading through hands-on learning and mentoring, etc.). How does she do it all? Three kids and full time effort to better the community around you. You're a superwoman, Brandi! It's evident your enthusiasm and dedication daily makes a difference in the lives of these youth!
Just how far can $25,000 go? State Farm’s grant program, in the fourth year, encourages their fans to identify special leaders/organizations in local communities that are making a difference. To date, State Farm has awarded $3 million dollars to 120 communities across North America! The top 40 contest winners of this year’s grant will be announced June 16. Palacios Youth Initiative is a lovely example of just how Brandi, one hard-working selfless woman, can impact thousands with the aid of a thoughtful committed organization.