Actually Significant Charity Challenge Ideas
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|Right now it's all the craze to, amidst one of the hottest-record Summer seasons, dump a bucket of ice water on your head as an alternative to donating towards ALS research. The list of public and private people who have jumped on this goofy bandwagon is too numerous to mention. |
Has anybody figured out what a bucket of icewater actually has to do with a degenerative nerve disease? Does Lou Gherig's disease make you suddenly feel wet & cold for about five minutes on a hot Summer day?
Sorry, but count me in the tiny little camp of people scratching our heads wondering what difference this really makes? Has anyone managed to prove that more money = more curing? Jerry Lewis over 50 years, raised tons of money for Muscular Dystrophy research and there's still absolutely no cure. Perhaps using money to as a gauge of "success" in medical research is not the right approach?
But we here at BSA digress... it's not really about making the world a better place. It's about making YOU feel like you're doing something, even if you're not, so you can go to bed thinking you're "making a difference" because you dumped a bucket of icewater on your head. Congratulations!
However, if you are wondering, are there better, more appropriate "Charity Challenge" events you could promote, we at BSAlert have come up with a few. Check them out....
WATERBOARD CHALLENGE for HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
If you're unwilling to help bring the Bush Administration to trial for war crimes and think waterboarding is not torture, subject yourself to being waterboarded, share the video on social media, and call out your friends to do the same, otherwise donate to Human Rights Watch
515 CHALLENGE for the NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT LAW PROJECT
NELP believes that low-income people are caught in a vicious cycle being in-effect "serfs" for big corporations who deny them health benefits, full-time employement and pay low wages that a typical family cannot live on. If you disagree, take the challenge and live on $5.15 an hour on two part-time jobs for 30 days, and "share the fun" with everybody while calling out your friends to do the same, or donate to The National Employment Law Project
MEXICAN HOLIDAY CHALLENGE to benefit the LUTHERAN IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE SERVICE
People say, "send those kids at the border back home"... you agree? Take the challenge and go live across the boarder in rural Mexico for 30 days, or donate to the LUTHERAN IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE SERVICE.
Alternatively for those who have a different idea of "immigration reform"there's this:
MENIAL TASKS CHALLENGE for the FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM
F.A.I.R. believes that America has had enough of "those people" entering our borders, and if you agree, take the DO YOUR OWN MENIAL TASKS CHALLENGE and raise money for F.A.I.R. by donating or agreeing to do your own ditch-digging, gardening, vegetable-picking, maid service, dishwashing in restaurants, lawn mowing, and other tasks most white people wouldn't be caught dead doing, at substandard wages.
Got more ideas for relevant charity challenges? Let's hear 'em!
Posted by ROBIN on 2014-09-23 10:16:02
it's the second mouse that gets the cheese.