Father’s Day national campaign — Don’t Buy the Tie!

dontbuythetieCelebrate Father’s Day in a new way this year – “Don’t Buy the Tie”!
The Mentoring Project,
Mentoring ministry based out of Beaverton, Oregon

On June 1st, The Mentoring Project launched its fourth annual “Don’t Buy the Tie” campaign for Father’s Day. Instead of buying another tie or meaningless gift for Father’s Day, TMProject is inviting people to invest in a fatherless or at-risk youth in need of a champion.

“It’s an epidemic. Boys and girls without role models are more likely to drop out of school, be depressed and end up in the prison system,” says TMProject President John Sowers. “This Father’s Day we’re asking people to stop the spending and play a role in helping these kids get mentors, which will turn their lives around.”

It’s simple to participate. Your monthly gift of $10/month at dontbuythetie.com will help provide mentors for children in need. In return, The Mentoring Project will send your dad (or friend or inspiring mentor) a personalized Father’s Day card along with the gift of your choice – Josh Garrels’ CD Home, Propaganda’s CD Crimson Cord, award-winning Tanager Coffee whole beans, Lauren and Tony Dungy’s book Uncommon Marriage, Bob Goff’s book Love Does, Donald Miller’s new book Scary Close, John Sowers’ book The Heroic Path, John Perkins’ book Let Justice Roll Down or Jamie Tworkowski’s book If You Feel Too Much.

$10 doesn’t sound like much, but $10 makes a real difference. Just watch the incredible video of TMProject mentors matched with kids in Oklahoma City Police Department’s gang prevention program to see how kids’ lives are being impacted – httpss://vimeo.com/129119631. If this inspires you, help spread the word about #dontbuythetie. A child in need of a mentor will be thankful you did!

The Mentoring Project is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that exists to rewrite the fatherless story through mentoring. Founded in 2008 by bestselling author Donald Miller and under the leadership of Dr. John Sowers since 2009, The Mentoring Project is building sustainable mentoring communities through recruiting, training and encouraging mentors. https://www.thementoringproject.org

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