Friday, March 21, 2014
TGIF 321 - It's Time to Donate! (Updated)
Update: Thank you Gabriel for your generous donation today! xoxo
With only 10 days remaining of the Fassinating Fassbender Fundraiser for Michael Fassbender's 37th birthday, supporting The Bike Experience, I plan to make a post everyday counting down to the end of the month. I'm only doing what a responsible and committed fundraiser does, and that is to remind people about the fundraiser and asking for them to donate. If you're tired of hearing about the fundraiser, that's too bad, you're probably not going to donate or never planned to donate. It's also no coincidence that traffic to FF is down this month or that commentary is light. Some people are avoiding the fundraiser, and thereby, are avoiding the blog. Ok, whatever. It's fundraiser time and like how people cross the street to avoid a homeless person beggin' for money, people avoid visiting websites that are asking for money for a good cause. Out of sight, out of mind for being hounded for their hard earned money.
At the end of the day, it's YOUR money and if you don't want to donate, that is fine, but that doesn't mean you stop being a Fassinating Fassinator... or does it? I have donated to this fundraiser, I may make a second donation on the final day (depending on some personal business), and I will be buying several raffle gifts and paying postage to send said gifts to the winners (anywhere here on Earth). Sure, I got a lot of other shit to do with my money, a LOT, and things are tight for me. I had to cancel my New York City trip in early May because of an unexpected car repair, and I have been paying back on my bitch ass student loans since January! So I know financial concerns, I know there are other things I can do with MY money for MY life right now, but I sincerely chose to hold this fundraiser to help other people who desperately need money to, guess what... HELP other people. And all of this is to celebrate my favorite actor's BIRTHDAY!
My goal is to raise as much money for The Bike Experience that we can. This is a cause I and those of you who have donated thus far believe in, and TBE need every single dollar, pound, or euro any one of us can spare. The fundraiser goal of £1000 is a mere drop in the bucket for them in comparison to what they really need (£20,000). However, at the pace of this year's fundraiser, I don't know if we'll raise £500. But that's still five hundred quid that could repair a bike, buy fuel, buy a new helmet, or go towards insurance, etc. Donating to charities is something that comes from the heart and if for whatever reason a person simply doesn't support this fundraiser, or this particular charity, that is their prerogative. Every charity faces this dilemma, TBE is no different, and our fundraiser is not exempt from the challenges of appealing to people who have the will, interest, and ability to donate.
So come on Fassinating Fassinators if you haven't donated yet, PLEASE donate soon, TBE really needs your help! I am extremely grateful to the 17 donors thus far, you guys truly are the best of the best Fassinators to donate your hard earned money into a charity cause you obviously believe in! You guys have other things to do with your money, but you decided to support this fundraiser to help TBE and to honor your favorite actor, Michael Fassbender! xoxo
Thank you and TGiFassy!