"Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach."—Clarissa Pinkola Estes
The Goal Of the You Matter Marathon
We’re living in a world where people crave connection, yet feel more isolated than ever. Every one of us is here for a reason. We are all essential. We need, and are needed by, each other.
The goal of the You Matter Marathon is to create and enrich positive connections between people and within communities by sharing You Matter cards during November.
Our best estimates tell us we have shared almost half a million You Matter cards!
How the You Matter Marathon Came About
A colleague gave me a card saying You Matter on it. I was so touched that I immediately ordered a box of my own cards and began giving them out to family, friends and even strangers.
The impact has been magical.
Help us make even more magic.
(To hear the full story of how the magic turned into the You Matter Marathon, click on this 3-minute video.)
You Can Still Spread the You Matter Magic
Even though the 2017 You Matter Marathon is over, you can still join our community and obtain You Matter cards.
Complete the sign up box to the right. Then click on the “Submit” button to participate in the You Matter Marathon. Once you sign up you’ll receive:
- Periodic updates on the 2018 You Matter Marathon.
- Directions for ordering or printing your own You Matter cards.
- An invitation to join our private You Matter Marathon Facebook page where you can connect with other You Matter Marathoners from around the globe, and receive additional videos and resources.
Sign Up For The You Matter Marathon
If you have extra YM cards from last year, and don’t need more, please email Cheryl at CherylRice@comcast.net.
We respect your privacy and do not tolerate spam and will never sell, rent, lease or give away your information (name, address, email, etc.) to any third party. Nor will we send you unsolicited email.
Please consider making a small donation to help us defray our postage costs.
You Matter Marathon Magic From Our Participants
You Matter Marathon Magic in Words and Pictures
You Matter Marathon is a project of the Urban Affairs Coalition, a 501c3 Non-Profit Charitable Organization. The official registration and financial information of the Urban Affairs Coalition may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
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