am starting a new kind of charity that I think is very cool...and as far as I can tell, totally unprecedented. Also, full disclosure: I want you guys' advice, and I also need you guys to help...but don't worry...I'm not asking for money or anything
My charity's name is The Generation Project, and the idea is this: Instead of just writing a check to an organization and letting that organization decide what to do with your money, I want to give people the opportunity to design gifts for high-need children based on their own passions and priorities. E.g, future lawyers like us might design and fund a mock trial program at an inner-city high school, while a musician might decide to donate drum sets to kids at an elementary school.
Post below to tell me what you think of the idea or if you have any questions/critiques/want to reprimand me for not posting during law school. (Also, check out www.thegenerationproject.org
. It is our rudimentary website).
Now for the help part: Through August 31st, we are currently finalists in a contest at ideablob.com. If we get more votes than the other finalists, we'll win $10,000. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE help us out. It takes two minutes and doesn't cost a dime. To vote:
1) Register for ideablob at http://www.ideablob.com/signup
. Confirm your registration by following the link in your email.
2) Once you have confirmed your registration, go to http://www.ideablob.com/ideas/2889-Share-YOUR-passion-with-kids-T
and click the green "Vote" button, or click the "Vote" button to the LEFT of The Generation Project's logo on ideablob's front page.
Think of it as a donation to charity without having to actually open your wallet