My birthday is on Friday, January 11th. Last year for the big 5.0, I celebrated with a flickr photo birthday card remix contest. That's a photo of me celebrating my 5th birthday oh so many years ago. This year I'm gonna celebrate by trying to get 51 people to donate $10 in 51 hours to the Sharing Foundation's America's Giving Challenge over at Global Giving.
Think we can do it? I set a goal three years before for my big 5.0 of loosing 50 pounds and I did it. I set a goal of having a resting heart rate lower than my age. My resting heart rate is 56 (fabulous according to my doctor), but I didn't meet the goal. That goal was probably not realistic. Anyway, can we go for 2 out of 3 or am I being overly optimistic?
Those are some kids from the Sharing Foundation's Roteang Orphanage, opened in 2000. It represents a new standard of hygiene, medical services, nutrition, and compassionate care for children in Cambodia. The orphanage is home to over 70 infants and children, nearly half of whom, due to serious disabilities, will remain in the Foundation's care indefinitely. Last January while I was celebrating my birthday, all of the Roteang Orphanage children were celebrating theirs! The annual birthday party celebration includes cookies, birthday cake with candles, fruit and soda. Every child received a balloon which was really a thrill for them.
I'm hoping to get atleast 51 people donate $10 to celebrate my birthday by my birthday on January 11th and by the end of the challenge have the most unique donors!
- Donate $10 or more to the Sharing Foundation through Global Giving Fundraiser set up by Blogger Michele Martin of the Bamboo project!
- If we are four of the top causes to get the most unique donors, we'll win $50,000 for the Sharing Foundation as part of America's Giving Challenge. With $10 you can help improve the lives of over 1,500 children in one of the world's poorest countries.