Meet Michael Pick. He's one of my Facebook friends. He lives in Japan. He's a brilliant screencaster. He was the second person to donate to my latest personal fundraising campaign to support Leng Sopharath, an orphan from Cambodia, for her junior year at college. My family has sponsored her college costs for her freshman and sophomore years and last year I raised the money on my blog.
Coming up with the $1,000 annual donation to the Sharing Foundation which manages the program is a stretch for me. That's why I'm asking my friends on Facebook to help. If 100 Facebook friends (or their friends) donate a minimum of $10 and spread the word to their friends, we can change her life forever!
But don't take my word for it. Over the summer, I had an opportunity to meet her in person. In her dorm room, she had photos of our family and my letters to her on the wall. She spoke about how much our support makes a difference in her life.
To make it more enticing, if you are among the first 30 to contribute, I'll add you as a top friend on my Facebook profile. All contributors will be graciously thanked on my blog and in flickr. I'm, of course, experimenting with person-to-person fundraising on Facebook and I'll share and add my learnings here.
What a deal for $10! Donate now. Spread the word!