America’s Giving Challenge 2008
January 4, 2007
I started a personal project that is very important to me and quite personal. I need everyone’s assistance and participation. I am participating in America’s Giving Challenge. I hope to be among the eight finalists with the most unique online donations received through my charity badge. If I make to the top 8, the charity of my choosing wins one of the 8 grand prizes: $50, 000!
I have chosen P.A.N.D.O.R.A. as the charity I want to honor. All I need from you is an online donation as small as $10 (minimum) by clicking on the charity badge on the right.
You only need to donate once to be counted. If you consider what $10 will do for P.A.N.D.O.R.A.’s mission, you may think it is a small gesture, but in reality is one HUGE gesture that will go a long way to create awareness for our nationwide cause:
- Enhance the quality of life for patients with neuroendocrineimmune disorders, such as chronic fatigue syndrome-ME (CFS-ME), fibromyalgia (FM), Gulf War illnesses (GWI), multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), and other related illnesses that overlap considerably such as Lyme disease. P.A.N.D.O.R.A., knows that only through advocacy and grass roots initiatives for increased research funding, access to qualified treatment, protection under state and federal disability systems as well as the right to work accommodations on the job market, will individuals with neuroendocrineimmune disorders have a fighting chance to survive and thrive globally.
The America’s Giving Challenge deadline is January 31, 2008, at 3:00 pm EST. Duplicate donations during this period by the same person do not count toward the competition (but it will of course help the charity I chose).
The clock is ticking. Please forward this letter to as many individuals as you can in your social network and place it in your blog and on your web site. Spread the word about this very personal challenge.
“The Case Foundation, the philanthropy of Steve and Jean Case, is promoting America’s Giving Challenge, which aims to draw people who do not consider themselves to be philanthropists to donate as little as $10 to charities around the world. The foundation is working with Network for Good and Global Giving, nonprofit groups that allow donors to conduct online searches for charities to support. … The Case Foundation is giving away $750,000. … People who recruit the most friends from their social networks will each receive $50,000 to donate to charity. The 100 charities that garner the highest number of online donations will each get $1,000.”
I hope you will support me in creating awareness and generating donations for a worthwhile cause and become an Agent for Change!
In Good Health and In Beauty,
Marly C. Silverman