Saturday, 2 July 2011

A double whammy…

Would you like to see a small grassroots group in Uganda achieve their goal of providing care and education to children orphaned by AIDS and of alleviating poverty through self-managed and sustainable agriculture? Of course! Who wouldn't?

How about an organization in Hong Kong that works tirelessly to ensure that the hundreds of small and underfunded NPOs and charities here always have enough volunteers to ensure their projects meet their goals? Absolutely. No question.

Well you can help. And it is easier than you think.

We have two short videos entered into the Possible Futures Film Competition -

If you can spare just a minute to "click here to vote for this film" and register as a voter, not only can you vote for the two above videos - but you can vote for any of the others too.. and there are some really well produced videos there! They all deserve a chance to win the prize. Show them your support - vote for them all! (If there is overwhelming support for all the videos, perhaps the sponsors will up the ante a bit next year regarding the value of the prizes!)

If Ridealist is fortunate enough to finish in the "prizes" - then any cash or goods will be donated to the NPO featured in the film.

You can imagine how far 1,000 U.S. dollars might go toward buying some farming tools, a couple of dozen more goats etc for the initiative in Uganda - or to help HOHK maintain their extremely high standard and efficient help to the small but essential grassroots NPOs serving Hong Kong's less fortunate.

And as award winners, Ridealist might be able to translate that honour into potential corporate sponsorship to keep our volunteer/pro-bono operation going.

That folks, is a double whammy. Vote today!

And if you are getting enthusiastic about some of the things you can do online, you might consider visiting http://ahckids.org/ - a group we have been supporting with a daily vote - takes just a second or two to sign up.

And there are other dozens of other worthy groups there too that you might consider supporting.

If we have whetted your appetite, head over to http://www.kidsareheroes.org/index.html - very lively, friendly, and you can donate a tweet a day - fully automatic, you can actually be asleep when the donated tweet goes out to your followers in different time zones.

We also do the same to help children recover from trauma after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami http://bit.ly/hAnCan @operationSAFE

There are so many more, and we're just getting started.

With the tools we now have at our disposal, it is so easy to make a daily contribution to a worthwhile cause. You can even do it while you are asleep!

We hope you've been inspired, even just a little bit!

Chris & Shirley

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