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Charity: Change Heroes

March 12, 2013

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This month’s charity I want to spotlight is one called ‘Change Heroes’. This organization has a really simple premise but it gets fantastic results. Basically you and 32 of your friends (for a total of 33 people) pledge to donate $3.33 a day for 3 months which is the cost of a cup of coffee a day. At the end of the 3 months you have all together donated $10,000 which is then used to build a school to educate over 1,000 children in Kenya!

My wife and I joined a friend of ours named Ron Neal who started his own campaign on Change Heroes and together with 32 others (okay we overachieved and got 35 people all total) we raised the required money to build a school (actually with the extra people the remaining money will go towards another school so feel free to join us)! I find that absolutely amazing and gratifying to know that such a small amount of change a day can make such a big difference in the lives of thousands of children in Kenya! Wow!

This is how it all works. Once you’ve either donated to someone else’s Change Heroes campaign or you’ve created your own campaign with your 33 friends and raised the $10,000 – the organization called Free The Children organizes the rest. They pick the village where your school is going to be built and they begin construction. All throughout the process you and your friends are all sent progress reports on how the project is going and when it will be up and running. Another really cool thing is that once the school is done you’re welcome to go and visit it yourself anytime.

So as I said previously I joined my friend, Ron Neal’s campaign. It currently has only a few days left of the campaign so if you feel compelled to join our team we would love to have you. All you have to do is CLICK HERE to go to Ron Neal’s Change Heroes campaign and join us!

Another way you can join Change Heroes is to create your very own campaign and get your friends, family, and co-workers to join you in building a school. You can create your own campaign with Change Heroes by CLICKING HERE and you’ll be taken to their website where you can do that. Also, on either of the links you’ll get more information on exactly how it works.

Now if you’d like to know some more of the history of how Change Heroes started here’s a great video from the TED conference where the founder of Change Heroes, Taylor Conroy, explains how and why he came up with this idea to begin with. It’s really informative and he’s really passionate about this project too.

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