It has been a long time, and time creates distance. Some of you may be trying to place me in your memory, to remember why this blog sounds familiar. Allow me to help.
I’m a guy who travels and writes when he can, exploring the world and asking questions to those who give. I’ve been to Nicaragua twice, and some of you came with me. Together, we did some pretty cool things. We got a wonderful man a new bed along with some baseball swag from his favorite team, we placed four (now five) kids through private school for the last three years, we bought and sold jewelry made by the women of La Chureca to help them create a new source of income, we bought a bike for a girl with Polio so her dad could take her to her therapy sessions, and we did a lot more as well.
We did what we could with a little of what we have, and we were all lifted because of it. Those who received our gifts got something special – care and love from strangers thousands of miles away, in ways that helped them in their daily lives. And we, in return, learned of their stories, received some of their strength, gained inspiration from their courage. We connected, and we were all made more happy because of it.
And now it’s time to do it again!
Britney and I leave for Nicaragua in a couple of days, and we’d again like you to come with us. With $250 on the first trip we did some great things, with $775 on the second we did even more. My goal for this trip, like last time, isn’t to raise a certain amount of money, but to involve as many people as possible. On our last trip we were joined by 33 people. This time, let’s shoot for 40. Donate $5, 10, $25, $100, it doesn’t matter how much. Remember that 100% of your donation goes straight to a Nicaraguan.
Here’s how it works.
- Let me know that you donated so I can keep a tally and let you know where your donation went! Click here to send me an email.
- Share it on Facebook, email, or whatever you want. Let’s see how many people we can get involved with this! Something like “I donated $25, you guys should check it out and donate too!” with a link to this article so they can read what it’s about.
- Subscribe to this blog, if you haven’t already, to receive the followup articles about the people you helped.
Thank you for everything!
Jefferson, The Weekend Philanthropist
“My mission is to experience the world of charitable giving through study and direct involvement in order to find an under-served people and arrive at a clear, informed, and bold focus that will define the organizations I help create. Oh, and to have an amazing time while doing it.”