I wanted to let you know about an awesome charity project that will take place on December 12-13, 2014. The Project for Awesome was started by YA author, John Green, and his brother, Hank Green, in 2007. The event is held annually in December and has raised money for a bunch of great charities, including charities that promote literacy. Here’s how the Project for Awesome works:
1. People create videos promoting their favorite charities and upload them to the Project for Awesome website.
2. People vote for their favorite videos or charities.
3. People donate money to the Foundation to Decrease World Suck.
4. The charities that get the most votes (and are approved by the Foundation’s board of directors) split the money that the Foundation raised during the Project for Awesome.
5. The charities do good work, and the world sucks a little less.
The goal of the Project for Awesome is to raise money for charities while promoting awareness of charities. There are a lot of lesser-known charities that do great things and could really use donations. The Project for Awesome and the Foundation to Decrease World Suck are run by volunteers, so there are very few overhead costs. Almost all of the money raised goes to the charities. I’m going to be donating this year, and I hope you’ll consider donating, too.