Everybody’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. But remember that the island is more than just shamrocks and Guinness. In this video, we take an inside look at PPI’s efforts to bridge divides between Catholic and Protestant children in Belfast, a city where the vast majority of schools are still segregated along religious lines and huge, concrete “Peace Walls” still divide Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods.
What makes St. Patrick’s Day even sweeter for PPI is that it corresponds with the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year – March Madness! PPI’s set up its own bracket competition – the organization is giving away a PPI prize pack and needs your help to get over the top in an online giving contest.
The competition is totally free, but PPI is asking those who participate to consider making a $10 donation to its “March Goodness” campaign in lieu of an entry fee. “March Goodness” is a competition among nonprofits to try to generate the most online donations over the course of March Madness, with corporate grants up to $10,000 as prizes. The total amount raised doesn’t matter this round – only the total numbers of donations received – so even a small contribution can make a big difference.