How many calories did you get today? We got plenty, I expect, but 800 million people didn’t get enough. So, we’re having a little fundraiser around here. We’re going to raise some cash as part of the 30-Hour Famine, a World Vision Canada program that fights hunger in the developing world.
It’s like doing a charity run, except instead of running, you mostly sit around and don’t eat. For 30 hours on April 1 and 2, I’m only going to consume water and fruit juice. Seeing as the last time I tried fasting I caved after about 15 hours, this should at least be good for some entertainment.
- Donate with a credit card. If you donate more than $25 and live in Canada, you’ll receive a tax receipt at the end of the year.
- If you trust me (and seeing as I didn’t embezzle the 15-grand we raised last year, I think you should), you can make a donation to my Paypal account which I’ll pass on. No tax receipts there, I’m afraid.
If you make a donation and have a website or blog, drop me an email at darren at darrenbarefoot dot com and I’ll link to you.
In case you can’t read that, here’s a larger version. It says “I refuse to do nothing”.
I’m thinking big. Let’s raise CAN $1000 by the end of the month. That feeds three children for an entire year. I’ll match the first $200, so you folks only have to come up with $800:
I’ll take whatever you got. Five bucks. Great. Fifty bucks? That’s great too. You Americans can give money too–we’re an equal opportunity website around here, and your money goes farther north of the border. I’m probably going to go on about this thing a fair bit over the next two weeks. Indulge me–it’s for a good cause.
I first learned about the 30-Hour Famine 15 years ago, when I participated in grade 11. There’s a slightly tawdry story that goes along with it, but you won’t hear it until I receive
5 10 donations. I appreciate that this program is targeted at teens, and that I don’t actually need to go hungry for 30 hours to raise cash, but I figure it’ll make for some good, light-headed blog posts on April 1 and 2.
Bloggers, throw me a bone and link to this badboy. Spread the good word. Or start your own campaign at Famine.ca.