For my 50th birthday, what I want is to raise $50,000 for my favorite nonprofit, WriteGirl.
In 50 days.
In order for that to happen, I will need your help. A lot of your help.
I will need your financial help at any level, if you can offer it, but even more important, I will need your friends’ financial help…and their friends’ help…and so on, like that ancient commercial which no one remembers but me because I have ads on the brain and because it predates social media by a billion years. We’re going to do this together, because I don’t know about you, but I have a feeling that the Internet should be used for more than passing around cat videos and warnings about Facebook changing its privacy settings. Again.
So please, give what you can. If it’s money, great. If it’s a lot of money, FANTASTIC. A lot of money is awesome, no doubt.
If all you can do right now is to pass along the word to your friends and your family and your colleagues, that’s awesome, too. Times are tough all over, right? I still love you! And so do these girls!
Just be sure that while you’re doing the passing, you slip an email to rich Uncle Frank. Tell him if he gives enough, he can even have first shave…