Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Make a difference

I know there are literally thousands of great causes out there. Take, BonaResponds for instance, which is always looking for donations (we are adopting a family in Mississippi and helping to rebuild their home which will cost about $20,000) so I am definitely not saying do one to the exclusion of others, but this one seems like quite a "win-win". I am giving it a try.

Give one, get one:
"Between November 12 and November 26, OLPC is offering a Give One Get One program in the United States and Canada. This is the first time the revolutionary XO laptop has been made available to the general public. For a donation of $399, one XO laptop will be sent to empower a child in a developing nation and one will be sent to the child in your life in recognition of your contribution. $200 of your donation is tax-deductible (your $399 donation minus the fair market value of the XO laptop you will be receiving)."
For more on this program (which like all has limitations--some may be on Ebay etc, but on net is a wonderful attempt to help those in need and raise them from poverty see this NY Times piece/video.

2 comments:

rebecca carpenter said...

Hi Finance Professor,

Thanks for your post about the new XO laptop from the OLPC campaign. We at Razoo really support this kind of creative solution, so much so that we're including it in our "Good Travels" contest.

The "Good Travels" contest encourages travelers to do good while one the road. As part of the contest, five 2nd prize winners will receive the new XO laptop (and 5 laptops will be donated to children in developing nations).

(By the way, the grand prize of the contest is a trip for two anywhere in the world to put good into action, via ResponsibleTravel.com.)

You can learn more about it and enter here: http://beta.razoo.com/good_travels

Cheers,
rebecca

Razoo. Come Together, Change Your World.
http://blog.razoo.com

rebecca carpenter said...

Hi Finance Professor,

Thanks for your post about the new XO laptop from the OLPC campaign. We at Razoo really support this kind of creative solution, so much so that we're including it in our "Good Travels" contest.

The "Good Travels" contest encourages travelers to do good while one the road. As part of the contest, five 2nd prize winners will receive the new XO laptop (and 5 laptops will be donated to children in developing nations).

(By the way, the grand prize of the contest is a trip for two anywhere in the world to put good into action, via ResponsibleTravel.com.)

You can learn more about it and enter here: http://beta.razoo.com/good_travels

Cheers,
rebecca

Razoo. Come Together, Change Your World.
http://blog.razoo.com