Hello World. My name is Mari Copeny. You probably know me as Little Miss Flint. I am ten years old and an activist from Flint, Michigan. For the past 2 years I have fighting for the kids in Flint and to bring awareness to the Flint Water Crisis.
I was even able to write a letter to President Obama and convinced him to come to Flint, his first trip into Flint since the water crisis began.
I have traveled all around the country to advocate for my community, I have spoken to thousands about what is happening in Flint. I have marched and protested from Michigan all the way to The White House. I have been featured on every single major news outlet. So many people had no idea what is happening in Flint until I was able to tell them. I also use my platform to advocate against bullying because I am also a victim of cyberbullying.
Not only do I just raise awareness about Flint and the Flint Water Crisis, I work hard to make sure my community has the resources and help it needs to get through the water crisis. But most of all I am a voice for the kids in Flint, I want the world to know that we arent victims, that we are survivors.
I have passed out water in the rain and snow, given out supplies to everyone that needed it. Most recently I was able to provide Flint Kids with 1,000 backpacks stuffed with school supplies by partnering with a nonprofit called Pack Your Back.
For Christmas 2017 I was able to partner with the nonprofit Pack Your Back, my Christmas campaign raised over $19,000 and we were able to provide a amazing Christmas party with a slime station, hot cocoa bar and cookie decorating plus toys, stocking stuffed with school supplies and backpacks.
Some upcoming events I have planned are "Dear Flint Kids" a letter project to send postiive messages to kids in Flint, a huge schools out for summer event (planning on giving away bikes or scooters), plus I have a surprise planned to mark the 4 year mark of the Flint Water Crisis. In addition to these upcoming events I have a ton of travel plans to keep spreading awareness about Flint, antibullying and to inspire kids and let them know that their voice matters and they can change the world.
But in order to keep on traveling I need a little help from #TeamMari, I get several opportunities but not all of them include travel. Which is why I come to you asking you to help support me in my journey to keep spreading awareness and reaching as many people as possible.
Thank You for supporting me and the kids in Flint, MI
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