It’s that fasting time of the year again with Ramadan in full swing. I’m participating in that same fast-a-thon from last year. A friend from Google told me about this fast-a-thon and invited me to participate. The great thing is that Google matches any money I raise!!
The Fast-a-Thon is on August 6, 2013. We are raising money for world hunger relief through Action Against Hunger. Last year, I participated and helped raise over $171,000 for similar organizations, through the fundraising and pledges to fast of 600 people participating, and with the support of Google's Social Responsibility team.
Again, to provide some context, we are currently in the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast (abstaining from both food and drink) everyday from sunrise to sunset for 30 days. Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Christians, and people of other religious traditions fast as an act of submission, solidarity, and remembrance. One of the primary reasons for fasting is to call attention to those who go hungry every day, not as an exercise of religious expression, but as a fact of life.
I’d love for you to support my fast by making a donation of any amount to this charity. You can donate directly or send me the money first, as Google will match 100% of all donations above $50 USD that are donated by a Google employee:
· To take advantage of this gift match program and maximize your contribution, please let me know how you would like to send the money to me (i.e. cash, check, bank transfer, Paypal, Square, etc.). I will then make your donation to Action Against Hunger and process the Google matching.
· To donate directly yourself, please visit my donation site and complete the form. Note: Google will not match this contribution. Afterwards, please let me know the amount of your donation so I can keep track of the total funds I raise.
It costs just $50 to save a life by providing a malnourished child with treatment. Many thanks in advance for your support!