Eliza Dushku wrote -
It’s that time of year again, when families come together, holidays (& my BIRTHDAY) roll in & we can ALL do some serious GOOD for those who need it! Plus, this year I have presents for YOU! Past campaigns for my birthday helped us build our trauma healing & reflection center in Gulu, Uganda and this year we're helping our family there EVEN MORE!
*I'm dedicating this year’s fundraiser to the memory of our beloved Papa Jim, who just passed away. He was a hero & father, not just to me & my family, but to everyone in our Ugandan family as well. So, my birthday wish is that this year, you, my beautiful & generous friends, donate to THRIVEGulu in Jim’s memory.*
I've also collected a whole bunch of new SERIOUS perks and prizes that we'll be giving away to the peeps who donate & JOIN US! Check them all out!
Jim was a huge part of the THRIVEGulu family. He helped build this organization and wanted it to be his legacy. To help make his dream a reality, we have this amazing opportunity to be part of the CrowdRise Holiday Challenge. The campaign that raises the most gets an extra $100K! Click here to check out the leaderboard. Help us win so we can maximize Papa Jim’s legacy - please DONATE!!
Our THRIVEGulu team in Uganda does amazing work every day: working with women’s empowerment groups, teaching computer literacy & business skills. Because we’re doing so many different things, though, sometimes it’s tough to pinpoint what it is we’re about exactly. But these past few weeks, I’ve figured it out. What we do at our center in Gulu is really about FAMILY.
Families & communities were torn apart over more than two decades of civil war in Uganda. THRIVEGulu wants to help victims heal from that trauma. And the key is through rehabilitating families. THRIVEGulu is not about helping just women or just children, but giving parents the skills to support their kids & giving every family the chance for a better future.
We have done incredible work since last year and with your help, we have the chance to DO EVEN MORE. Your continued generosity and support will help us keep our THRIVEGulu family alive & strong. I appreciate, value & adore each and every one of you and hope you dig the perks we're offering too.
From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!!
Promotions: Donate at the following levels between 11/18 at 12:00pm ET to 1/9/14 at 11:59pm ET
Donate $30 - I'll follow you on Twitter (the first 50 will win)
Donate $50 - I'll follow you and thank you on Twitter in a group tweet (the first 40 will win)
Donate $75 - I'll follow you and thank you on Twitter in a solo tweet (the first 20 will win)
Donate $100 - I'll retweet a tweet of your choosing, within reason and no ads (the first 15 will win)
Donate $250 - I'll record a personalized voicemail message for your phone (unlimited winners)
Donate $1000 - Lunch with me (first 6 will win - we meet at the agreed spot, no accommodations/travel included)
Donate $2000 - Blog post (including a share on Facebook) about your cause or company (the first 2 will win)
Donate $10,000- Join me on a group solidarity trip to Uganda (1 winner)
Rules: I'll follow you on Twitter
Rules: Lunch with me