BE THE GOOD

POWERED BY REED PUBLIC RELATIONS

Reed PR provides travel grants to individuals who
wish to do volunteer or mission work abroad.

WHY?

As a public relations agency with a focus on cause marketing, we help our clients make an impact in their communities. But why did we come to work each day? What was our core purpose?

We spent hours trying to figure it out as a team until one night it just clicked. We want to work for something more than just a paycheck. We want to help others go out and do good in the world.

That’s how this initiative was born.

Through Be The Good, our agency provides travel grants to individuals who want to do volunteer or mission work at home and abroad.

We believe that mission work changes you. It makes you a better team member, spouse, parent, friend. As an agency, this allows us to work for something bigger than ourselves. As individual people, it’s a way for us to pay it forward.

Will you join us?

OUR STORIES

LaKishia was awarded a Be The Good scholarship to travel to Nairobi, Kenya to work with Made in the Streets – a program that aims to get teenagers out of the slums of Nairobi, break their addictions, feed them nutritious food, care for them spiritually and physically, and train them in a skill or trade.

 

Why did you want to go on this trip?

 

I help so many kids in the Nashville area that I wanted to branch off and help kids in other countries. Also, I wanted to go back to my roots. As an African American woman, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I couldn’t pass it up.

 

How did you make an impact while you were there?

 

While I was in Kenya, I taught Financial Literacy to students at MITS. The students loved the games we played associated with financial literacy. At the end of each activity, students came up to me after class and discussed how much they learned and asked more questions.

McKala received a Be The Good scholarship to aid her trip to Newbridge, Ireland where she worked with a local church called Open Arms to host the first-ever Amazing Kids Leadership Conference and update the children’s center of the church by painting, removing and replacing carpet and making other renovations. Read more about McKala’s experience on her blog.

 

Why did you want to go on this trip?

 

I wanted to go on this trip because for three years prior to me applying, God put it so heavily on my heart to go out into the missions field. When I was looking through all the trips, Ireland immediately caught my eye. As I read the description, I saw that we would partake in the Amazing Kids Leadership Conference. I thought it was extremely fitting because I work in children’s ministry at Gateway Church, which was the church I’d be going with. Although I didn’t speak at the conference, I was able to work alongside multiple people from the church over in Ireland and talk to them about our children’s ministry back home here in Texas.

 

How did you make an impact while you were there?

 

While in Ireland, I had the opportunity to minister to the volunteers at Open Arms while we were working in the church and just hanging out. I know that they all individually touched my life in ways that they won’t be able to ever comprehend, and I believe that I did the same to them. When we had the conference, during breaks I spoke with people from surrounding churches about Gateway and their children’s ministry and encouraged them that what they were doing, no matter how small it might be, made an unbelievable difference in the children’s lives.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Upload a video that tells us a bit about yourself. This doesn't
have to be a professional video, just something that shows
us your personality. Please answer these questions:

  1. What will you be doing while you're there?
  2. We called this program "Be The Good" because we believe you need to be the change that you want to see in the world. How do you think you will make an impact while you're there?
  3. Why do you want to go on a mission trip? Is this your first one?
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