Friday, 8 July 2011

A Possible Futures Film Competition

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 crushing poverty through self-managed and sustainable agriculture?

Of course you would! Who wouldn't?

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

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

Vote for Ridealist in the 'A Possible Futures Film Competition.'

We have two short videos entered in two separate categories, and you can vote for both:

When you click on the links you will see a big red tab next to the video "Click here to vote for this film."

This is where you want to be! This is the tab you need to click.

It will open up a new window in your browser where it will ask you to register to vote.

You will need to input your name, email address and a few other details.

It is a fairly short process and will take you no time at all. You will then then receive an email from Possible Futures with a link to activate your voting account.

Go back to the film and click on the "vote" tab to vote for the film.

Very important note of caution!! Please don't be confused by the Facebook-style "like" button. In fact, the best thing to do is ignore it! While it is nice to get likes, a "like" is not the same as a vote, and it doesn't count toward our total of votes. The film with the most "votes" NOT the most "likes" will win the competition.

There are some stunningly well produced videos in the running, so getting a place in the awards will be tough.

But with your help, if Ridealist is lucky enough to finish with an award - the prize 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, or a couple of dozen goats etc for Hands of Action Uganda - or help HOHK maintain their extremely high standard and efficient service to the small but vitally essential grassroots NPOs serving Hong Kong's less fortunate.

In addition, an honourable mention in the awards could assist Ridealist in seeking sponsorship, enabling us to continue providing services to grassroots community groups on a completely pro-bono, volunteer basis.

Thanks for your support! Vote today!

Chris & Shirley

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