Make A Powerful Difference

by Migdalia Rivera

Powerful: having great power, authority, or influence


Powerful, as defined by dictionary.com, means having great power, authority or influence. The wielder of such power can sway others towards something better, something greater, something higher.  By building others, it creates power in others.  Yet this doesn’t take away from the wielder’s power, in fact, it increases it, enabling the cycle to continue, growing larger and larger with each turn.

We are all wielders of power. We wield power over our children, our families, our friends. Yet some take that power to another level, using their influence to plant a seed, nurturing and watering it as it grows into the maginifcant Palm Tree it’s meant to be!

Pine-Sol has created a wonderful program to celebrate those who are using their power to make “A Powerful Difference”. The Pine-Sol Powerful Difference program first started in 2007. Since that time the program has awarded dozens of grants to over 80 difference makers.  This year they are continuing the program, where they will award grants online to women who are helping improve their communities and are making extraordinary change.

One grand prize winner will receive $10,000 to make a powerful difference for their community or cause and an additional nine finalists will receive $1,000 to help support their initiatives. To be eligible, entrants must apply online at www.PowerfulDifference.com by March 22, 2010.

Below I have noted the requirements to enter:

• Upload an essay, of 200 words or less,  on how you are making a powerful difference in your community

• 1 grand prize winner will receive $10,000 to make a powerful difference for their community and be featured in EBONY magazine.

• 9 top finalists will receive $1,000 to help support their community initiatives.

A panel of judges will then select the 10 Powerful Difference Maker finalists based on originality, creativity and relevance to theme, but ultimately it will be up to the general public to help vote for the lucky grand prize winner. People can vote daily for their favorite essay from April 7-21, 2010. The grand prize winner will be announced by May 5, 2010.

Click HERE to go to the Powerful Difference website.

Good luck to all my POWERFUL readers!

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Christine January 28, 2010 at 11:36 pm

I had no idea that Pine-Sol had this program. Good for them!

2 Sabrina January 29, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Great program!

3 Divina January 29, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Isn’t such a great contest! I wrote about it too. I met the Pine-sol group at Blogalicious 2009 and they were so passionate about it. I love it.

4 Ms. Latina January 29, 2010 at 2:55 pm

@ Christine&@ Sabrina: I think its a great way to give back and support the community!

@ Divina: You are right they were very passionate about it and promoting woman and their communities. It is definitely a company that CARES, for that they have my loyalty!

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