As a kid, I always thought money would make me happy, and to some extent it did. Because I have money, I don’t ever cook or buy groceries; I never have to worry about paying bills; and I am able to buy almost anything I want.
Although money allows you to live a comfortable life, it won’t necessarily make you happy. When I first started making money, I realized that materialistic objects didn’t please me. The only thing that really makes me happy is helping other people.
The world of non-profits
Over the past few years, I have been getting more involved in the non-profit space. At first, I would just write checks in hopes that my money would help change the world. Next, I started volunteering my time because I realized that giving money wasn’t enough. And now I am on the path of getting you involved in the non-profit space. Let’s face it: there is only so much I can do, but if we all push for making the world a better place, it’s more likely to happen.
See Your Impact
In the last three months, I have been volunteering my time at a non-profit organization called See Your Impact. The goal of See Your Impact is to change the way charitable giving works.
With most non-profits, once you donate money, your involvement ends there. Sometimes, you’ll get lucky and receive a picture of the person you have supposedly helped. If you do happen to get a picture, you might not know that a thousand other people got the same picture.
The big difference between See Your Impact and other non-profits is that you get a picture and a story of the exact person you are helping. This way you know who your money is going to and what it is being used for.
The best part about donating to See Your Impact is that 100% of your donation goes to the person in need.
Save a life
Now that you know about See Your Impact, I need your help to save a life. Whether you have money or not, you can still help. I will donate $5,000 to See Your Impact if this blog post gets 1,000 tweets by April 1st.
That $5,000 will go towards:
- Education – 10 years of tuition for students at schools for the disabled, blind, and impoverished in India. Most of these students will be the first in their families to receive an education.
- Vision – 15 Braille kits for blind students and 10 cataract surgeries for individuals who lack access to basic eye care in India.
- Food – a sustainable source of food for 14 people with HIV/AIDS in Rwanda who routinely stop taking their medication because they do not have access to food.
- Power – solar lanterns for 15 families who lack electricity and light in their mud huts.
In addition to my $5,000 donation, I will match every donation you make to See Your Impact. if you donate $100, I will also donate $100. But because I don’t have an unlimited supply of cash, I’ll have to cap the matching at $20,000.
With your help, I’ll donate up to $25,000 of my own money to See Your Impact ($5,000 for the tweets and $20,000 for matching).
I know it’s hard to help the less fortunate, but together we can do it! You have the power to make the world a better place. All you have to do is tweet and/or donate money to See Your Impact. And I promise that if you do tweet or donate, you won’t be disappointed.
With your help, not only will I donate $25,000 to See Your Impact, but we can also get thousands of others to donate as well.
Update: Sadly, we didn’t get enough tweets, but many of you participated and did donate money. Because you put in a good effort, I’ll just donate the $25,000 to See Your Impact whether more people donate or tweet or decide to do nothing. Thanks for making the world a better place!