My father’s a dreamer and a realist – a dynamic and inspiring combination (and, yes, I am biased). He knows that without the generosity and support of friends like you, our work at the Clinton Foundation to help build a stronger, more equitable world would simply not be possible.
My father’s passion for the work of the Foundation is matched only by the passion of our Foundation team and the enthusiasm of supporters like you, who open up your hearts to turn big ideas into tangible solutions for those in need.
There’s one common thread in all of the work of the Clinton Foundation – whether it’s reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity in U.S. schools, increasing access to lifesaving medicines to fight HIV/AIDS and the scourge of childhood diarrhea, helping create market-based solutions and real employment for targeted communities in Latin America and Africa, or increasing the energy efficiency of buildings around the world. None of it would be possible if it weren’t for the drive of real people deciding that they can make a difference and acting on that impulse – people just like you and my dad.
That’s the reason my father loves talking about the Foundation’s work with those who make it happen, Amy. When you meet him, you’ll see – he’s always thinking of the next big thing that can create positive, lasting change. And he welcomes everyone to the table who is interested in putting ideas into action.
A dialogue with President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton in support of the Life-changing Work of the Clinton Foundation
Monday, March 4, 2013
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Avenue | Brooklyn, NY
Doors Open at 7:00 pm
For tickets and more information click on The Clinton Foundation
Chelsea Clinton will be in Washington on Saturday to serve as the honorary chairwoman of President Obama‘s National Day of Service, a call to volunteerism that will start the president’s inaugural weekend, officials will announce this morning.
Ms. Clinton, daughter of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, once guarded her privacy but has taken an increasingly public profile of late.
The National Day of Service will include community service events in all 50 states and Washington D.C., where Ms. Clinton will headline a “Service Summit” on the National Mall. The summit meeting is to honor the legacy of the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.; the federal holiday commemorating Dr. King’s birthday falls on Monday, when Mr. Obama will take his public oath of office on a bible that belonged to Dr. King.
Photo: On Sunday, November 18, the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) partnered with CGI member Team Rubicon, NYC Service, and New York Cares to bring more than 1,000 volunteers to the Rockaways in Queens to participate in a Day of Action for New York, an effort to bring relief to one of the areas hardest-hit by Hurricane Sandy.
Over the past holiday week, we have celebrated many traditions, including a day of thanks, days of deals, and a day of supporting our local restaurants and shops. And today, we are recognizing a new tradition – one that gives back to our community – #GivingTuesday.
At their core, both the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) are organizations that work to give to others – to provide the opportunity, tools, and resources that people need to build a better world and a stronger future. But we also, perhaps even more importantly, try to provide a platform where anyone can give back and get involved, and to inspire more people to do whatever they can to make a difference.
There are many ways you can be a global citizen and give back to your community, or support a local issue that you care about. We all have something to give – money, time, skills, ideas, resources – and every little gesture adds up to make a big impact.
One local issue we care about here in New York City, where the Clinton Foundation and CGI both have offices, is helping the thousands of people who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. On Sunday November 18, the Clinton Foundation and CGI organized a Day of Action for New York to support The Rockaways in Queens – an area of New York City that had been devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Together, we mobilized more than 1,000 volunteers to help with relief efforts. While there is still much work to be done for this community to recovery from Hurricane Sandy, we were able to make a small but meaningful difference for those in The Rockaways. We plan to organize another Day of Action in the coming weeks to help others who are still working through what is left behind from Hurricane Sandy.
This #GivingTuesday, I encourage you to take action to make a difference in a community – whether it’s your own community or one halfway around the world. Visit the Clinton Foundation website to find other volunteer opportunities in your community, or for other ways to show your support on #GivingTuesday.
And This Just In:
In a “Dear Friend” message sent Thursday to people on Democratic lists, Chelsea says she’s gathering “thank-you” notes for “my dad,” Bill Clinton. Chelsea says her father “deserves a big ‘thank you’ for everything he’s done in the past year — especially the inspiring work that doesn’t make the headlines, like personally checking on the progress of a soy factory in Rwanda this summer and helping give more American kids access to healthy meals throughout the school year.
“I’m helping the Clinton Foundation collect thousands of personal messages of thanks from people like you to share with my dad,” Chelsea continues. “Will you write him a quick thank you note today?”
Dear President Clinton,
Thank you for working to provide people, families, and communities around the world with more opportunity and the chance to live their dreams; for bringing people together across sectors and continents to help others; and for believing that together, we can build a better world.
Chelsea promises that people who do send the thank you message to Bill Clinton will “become part of a group of hundreds of thousands of people who believe there’s nothing wrong with today’s world that can’t be fixed by empowering people to dream big and figure out how to enact those dreams into real actions in their lives, their communities, our world.”
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