Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Meet Dollar A Week

Hello SuperForest folk!

Recently, a friend of mine teamed up with five of her friends to establish a new initiative called Dollar A Week. I'm not sure what the response has been just yet, though I'm excited to help them spread the word and let it trickle as far and wide as possible. Here's the lowdown:

"In early 2007, a group of friends sitting around in Sydney, Australia, decided that enough was enough. Tired of looking at a world caving in under the weight of poverty, hunger and disease, this group of six or so 'no-one specials' awoke to the idea that they, just as they were, could make a difference...

Everyone had a dollar in their pocket that day. And, unsurprisingly, each of them agreed that they wouldn't really notice if that dollar went missing. In fact, they were willing to give it away. And another one, next week. And another one, after that. If only there was a way for that dollar to get to those who needed it most...

Enter: Dollar A Week.

Dollar A Week is a not-for-profit organisation that raises funds to provide financial support to various community projects and charities which are working to release people from poverty, hunger and disease all around the world."

The idea is so simple, which is why I think it will take off. It illustrates that when enough people get on board, small change can make a big difference.

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