Help Mari Continue Her Activism

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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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I have been working so hard for the kids in Flint recently. .
A couple weeks ago we raised $16k for Flint Kids to see the Black Panther movie in our Black Panther Challenge, we bought out a theater and over 150 kids seen the movie, plus an additional 800 opening weekend from gift cards we gave out. I was even featured in the Washington Post for it.

My Dear Flint Kids letter writing project has gathered over 3500 letters of positive encouragement for Flint Kids.

Right now I am working on A Wrinkle In Time screening, we have close to $10k raised in funds to buy movie tickets PLUS we have gotten over 1000 copies of the book Wrinkle In Time donated plus more related books, which equals over $10,000 of books donated.

This past weekend I was able to speak at a rally put on by Sen. Bernie Sanders. He was able to listen to my whole speech and told me I did talking in front of those 2,000 people.

Next stop which is so important for me to be present at is the March For Our Lives in Washington DC. All my life growing up I have known people who's lives were changed because of gun violence. The kids of Sandy Hook were the same age as me. Just recently a child in Flint that was my age was shot and killed. One of my mentors has lost 2 children due to gun violence. Another one of my mentors son was in the classroom during a school shooting that killed a 6 year old here in Flint back in 2000. Over a year ago someone who was like an uncle to me was shot and killed. Its time for the gun laws to change so kids are protected not only at school but at home as well. No child should go to school to die.
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Hello friends. Happy New Year. Currently working on my schedule of events that I would love to attend this year, the first possible one coming up soon. Your support helps me to spread awareness about Flint and to prove to the worlds kids can make a difference.
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GoFundMe has added me to their "Kid Heroes" campaign. Help me provide an amazing Christmas to Flint Kids. We have already began shopping and are so excited to bring on the Christmas magic.
And the shopping has officially begun
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