Sunday, May 22, 2011

Super Awesome Opportunity!!!

Some of you may have already received an email from me regarding the latest Adventure Project Campaign push. If so, you may want to read this post for a little more organized information. :)
If you haven't heard about this yet, READ ON.
This is an amazing opportunity to be a part in helping farmers in Kenya without just breaking open your wallet!

DIRECTLY FROM THE ADVENTURE PROJECT FOUNDERS:

Recently, Bill Gates posted a challenge on his blog:
“I need your help in making the case about why small farmers (in developing countries) are so important – in fact, I want you to share your best ideas and help spread the word.

The best ideas submitted by May 31st will be posted on The Gates Foundation website, and Bill will blog about the winners. We read it and shouted, “THIS IS US!”

So we worked night-and-day last week to create our One to 1,000 Challenge:

Launching today, we have set an ambitious goal. We have ten days to enlist 1,000 people in spreading the message about the importance of small farmers. If we recruit 1,000 people, and reach Bill Gates, sponsors will donate in support of our Grow Campaign! We need your help.

Eighty percent of the poor in Africa work as small farmers – and 75% of their children go hungry. All because they don't have the right tools and resources to grow more food. This is our chance for us to use our voices to support Kickstart irrigation pumps in Kenya, and tell Bill Gates why our Tribe is going to change the world.


Launch the site and become One of the 1,000 here.

So this is the deal.
We need YOU to create an about.me page.
It truly is simple.
And about.me page is basically an online business card.
Your name, a short bio, any links to blogs, websites, facebook or twitter pages that you want to share.
You can use it in your email signature if you want. Anything.
And honestly, it took me like 5 minutes to set up and register.

Simple simple way to help The Adventure Project in their effort to eliminate extreme poverty.

I believe in it so deeply. For years I have felt like there HAS to be a way to win the battle against extreme poverty. And I believe we can see it in our lifetime if we choose wisely the WAY we give. It's so important.

So I am asking for your help. You need to do 3 things.

1. Go to about.me and sign up. It really will take you 5 minutes TOPS.
2. Go REGISTER your about.me page HERE. This is important. We need to know who is connected to The Adventure Project. The will literally take 15 seconds. I'm serious.
3. Ask someone else to join us. Or help them sign up. Simply spread the word!

If you want more info, go HERE and read up on it. The directions may be clearer there.

And then if you want, tell me about it! I want to see all the fun pages!! We are looking for people to use farming or gardening or food-type pictures as a background. If you are looking for some amazing photos, click on THIS FLICKR SITE for same photos you can use. OR you can just use your own. Like MY about.me page. :) You can see some examples HERE.

Let me know if you have any questions. And honestly, if you don't want to do this on your own, or are simply overwhelmed by the directions, email me and I will create one FOR you. cassieburback at gmail dot com.

And finally, Jody's blog post shows the heart of this push much better than mine. You should read her words. They are sincere. And I love her.
Thank you so much to those who have already set one up and listened to me talk incessantly about it. And thank you to everyone who continues to listen to my heart. I know these kinds of things can get old. But I truly believe that as a TRIBE, we can make a gigantic difference. Regular people like us...changing the world. And I love that. It gives me chills.
I hope you join us.
It's going to be awesome.

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