Nov 8, 2008

Write reviews, raise money!

Help us help them! We're working on a GREAT fundraiser! It's super easy and we're on a roll! We've raised over $600 in the first few days! Here's the email I sent out earlier this week:

Dear friends, I'm writing today to ask a favor -- help! Hope Aid is pleased to be working with Parteek Singla and his group: Kids With Knowledge. Parteek started Kids With Knowledge to help bring education to children in need. He has partnered with us to help rebuild Good Hope School, one of Hope Aid's very first programs! I met Parteek a little over a year ago and he has been so wonderful to work with -- this is a very exciting project for both of us! We have quite a lot of fundraising to do to meet our ultimate goal of a new school (~$40,000 total cost) so we're doing some small fundraisers to help jump start things -- afterall, "the journey of a thousand miles begins with a simple step."

There's a really cool way you can help us!!! Go to this link: ...and register to join our fundraiser! (You might have to join then come back and click the original link and click the big blue button on the right hand side of the page that says: "Join this Fundraiser" so that your reviews are counted for us!)

InsiderPages is offering $1.00 for each new review of a business and $.25 for each 2nd, 3rd, and 4th reviews of already reviewed businesses. In only an hour I was able to write reviews for about 50 places and earned our campaign over $35! How simple is that?! With the economy the way it is right now this is a super neat way to make an impact -- give us your time! And you thought that the only way to give time to Hope Aid was to go to Uganda -- ha! Guess again! :)

Please, please... this is such a great way to help out and by raising $2,000 in 20 days we will be able to build one classroom! What a neat way to contribute to the school! Of course you're welcome to give us your own money too (click here to do that) but if you can spare a few minutes each day or whenever is most convenient for you, please write some reviews!

A few things to note...

-You can search for a business but if it doesn't show up you can add it, just scroll to the bottom of the page and you'll see a section where you can add it in and then be the first to review it.

-Some of the businesses are already listed but haven't had a review, earn us that $1.00! :D

-It may seem silly to write lots of $.25 reviews but it adds up quickly!

-Email me if you have any questions about it at all, I'll be happy to help -- I'm certainly no pro but it did take a few minutes to get the hang of how the site works! :)

-Be sure to use the search catagories section on the left-hand side of the page, there are a ton of places I wouldn't have thought about reviewing that were listed, and I even got to write the first one, cha-ching!!

-One last thing, it doesn't have to be a place in Greenville so search away and have some fun while you donate! To read more about our projects you can visit Parteek's site: or ours:

Thank you!

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"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it, but I'm afraid God would ask me the same question."
You don't change the world by trying to change the world; you change the world by changing yourself.
-Gerry Straub