How did you do it?
“I would love to take credit for it, but really it is just using the amazing tools that the Adventure Project Team creates for these campaigns. I am so busy during the day, and the ability to cut and paste a link, or to use succinct language to explain how what we are doing is going to tangibly change the lives of real people. That’s the kind of messaging that reaches me personally, so it’s great to have that at our fingertips! Most of my friends who contributed towards the campaign appreciated being able to do it so easily, and it keeps them coming back!”
What was your favorite part of the process? Or what surprised you most?
“Wow, as crazy as it sounds, one of my favorite parts is hitting refresh on the computer when we’re on a deadline to raise a specific amount. It’s almost addicting watching the numbers creep up and up as donations come trickling in, and knowing that every $550 means thousands of REAL lives are going to be changed. It’s hard to put that feeling into words, but I do know that it has kept me up past my bedtime more than once!”
Why did you invest your time, talent and resources for the campaign? What stirred your heart about it?
“Because I am tired of the widely held assumption that the world’s poorest people just want handouts. It is a privilege to partner with an organization like The Adventure Project that gets it. They get that basic tenet of ‘teach a man (or woman!!) to fish’ and they encourage the rest of us to get on board too. I think most people that have grown up in Western privilege think that so many of the problems in the world are too big to solve, but campaigns like this, and like the stove campaign before it, show that is not the case. It helps individuals who want to help but don’t know how to empower individuals who would like that little start-up push and don’t know where to get it. Dignity and empowerment are the name of the game, and it is so much FUN to play!!!”
To learn more about the campaigns and initiatives that are inspiring Tammi, visit The Adventure Project.