Grand Slam for Zambia II: This Time It's Personal
In summer of 2011, I partnered up with World Bicycle Relief and a bunch of really good people to try to raise enough money to buy 1000 bikes for kids in Zambia: $134,000. In the end, we wound up raising $158,000. I felt pretty good about that.
But then I went to Zambia for a few days and fundraising for these kids stopped being something I liked doing. This year, it's something I need to do. Because I've seen exactly what an incredibly stand-up organization World Bicycle Relief is. And I've seen the astonishing change a single bicycle makes in the lives of multiple people.
So this year, I want to do more. A lot more. The number I have in mind is kind of huge: $250,000. A quarter million dollars.
You know what that will do? That will buy bikes for 1300 kids. And it will train and outfit 260 bike mechanics for employment (one mechanic for every 50 bikes).
That's 1500+ lives, changed for the better in permanent, powerful ways.
And believe it or not, getting to that $250,000 isn't impossible. It's reasonable, even. You see, during the months of November and December, World Bicycle Relief has found companies and individuals who have promised to match, dollar-for-dollar, our donations. So in order for us to get to $250,000, we actually need to raise only $125,000.
And the prizes on offer, well, they're pretty spectacular. Here are the prizes that that have been revealed so far (and check back often because I'm always revealing more):
So join me and these generous prize contributors. Let's reach $250,000 together, because "This Time It's Personal" and I need your help to get there!
$5 gets you one ticket and $134 gets you 30 tickets...and the option to send a gift card to a loved one that a bike has been given in their name.
World Bicycle Relief is a nonprofit organization transforming individuals and communities through the Power of Bicycles. Since 2005, thanks to support from individuals like you, World Bicycle Relief has provided over 125,000 specially designed, locally assembled, rugged bicycles to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs and trained over 800 field mechanics. Learn more >
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