Here's a great way to start the New Year. I got this note from a girl I used to have as a student. See what a great good girl she turned out to be (even though she did not capitalize her name in her signature--I'll be speaking to her about that):
Hello my people,
For those of you who don't know, I work for an organization called Food on Foot. I have volunteered my Sundays for years, helping the homeless and needy in Hollywood, because it's a program that I believe in. I know we all have our personal causes so if this is something you're not into, please ignore this plea...
Right now, we have a chance to win a charity contest on Yahoo. Food on Foot is one of 5 finalists for a $50,000 prize, and the charity that receives the highest number of individual donors (not the total amount donated) will win the prize -- but I need your help before 9PM ON DECEMBER 31ST!
The minimum donation is $10 (credit card only) and must be made on the following web site: http://advision.webevents.yahoo.com/cybergiving2007
Yahoo has agreed to MATCH your donation, so your contribution of $20 will mean $40 for Food on Foot. We only have TWO DAYS to reach our goal, and our biggest competition is a lame charity for a breed of dog I've never heard of -- it's a CLOSE RACE which is why I'm reaching out to you...
Believe me, I hate mass emails as much as you -- but if you need a quick tax write-off before the end of 2007, please donate today and email all of your friends about our great cause. Please help us continue the dream of giving everyone a job opportunity and a chance to be self-sufficient and off government assistance.
How are you by the way? Have a happy and healthy New Year, and thank you for reading this,
(For more information about our programs please visit:http://www.foodonfoot.org)
We managed to put together $10 from the couch change, literally the pocket change and the quarter the Sister Mary Fiacre was sitting on. But it means we donated $20 because of the matching funds! We feel like Bill Gates!
It seems I taught Suzy well about the order of animals and people, from her comments. When last I checked Food on Foot was out in front.
If this idea doesn't float your boat, please think about how you're going to begin this year. The meek shall inherit the earth. Let's make the earth a nice place to inherit.