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Tales of a Street Goddess Episode 6 "Buying on a Budget"

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Through her nonprofit organization, Grace Period, Grace Amazin provides support and mentorship to young people in Kingston, Jamaica. In this episode, we see her in Manhattan, New York, buying toys, school supplies, and other necessities for the children that Grace Period helps. Since she is self-employed and operates both her for-profit businesses and her humanitarian efforts on her own, with her own money funding over 70% of Grace Period’s expenses, it is important for her to budget both her money and her time. We see her shopping for wholesale supplies that she can ship to Jamaica, getting the best possible value for both the money spent and the time and effort put into buying and shipping. She especially looks for arts and craft supplies and other materials that the kids can use to make things that they can sell, because she wants to teach them to be entrepreneurs like herself. People who want to donate to Grace Period sometimes ask why their money goes to a certain country or community, objecting to helping people that aren’t necessarily like them, but Grace feels that this is the wrong way of looking at things. Since God created us all as one people, and we’re all brothers and sisters, it shouldn’t matter which countries or communities the donations go to, as long as it is helping out people who need it. Grace is passionate about helping out the underprivileged children of the world and understands the value of having a mentor who they can look up to, as well as someone who they can relate to, since she has experienced what it is like to be in their position. Jamaica is her third home, after Washington, DC and New York City. Follow @GraceAmazin on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr & Pinterest. www.GRACEAMAZIN.com / www.TALESOFASTREETGODDESS.com