October 20th, 2008
We’re stoked to announce that we’ve finally gotten a donation button set up at our website, which you can find here:
You can head on over now and reserve your “Meal Tickets” in advance. This year, we’re asking for a min. $20 donation from all ATTENDEES. If you are unable to attend, any kind of donation would still be much, much appreciated. But before we go any further, allow us to explain where 100% of your money will go this year…
…Last year, I was fortunate enough to travel Cambodia. It was an amazing experience, but despite the warm smiles and wonderful hospitality of its people, I was heartbroken with what I saw. Extreme poverty, disease, and a nation still recovering from the effects of a brutal genocide that ‘ended’ nearly 30 years ago. The work-force consisted, believe it or not, of mostly children. In fact, 52% of Cambodian kids aged 7-14 work twenty or more hours a week. These children don’t get a chance to go to school, or learn the skills to obtain quality employment in the future. Worse still, they must give all money earned to their parents. These are the “lucky” ones; other children are simply abandoned altogether by parents unable to care for them.
We at Who Will We Will realize that its impossible for our small group to impact the country as a whole, but, it is entirely possible to impact the lives of a small group of children directly. With this in mind, we’ve chosen to raise money for a small orphanage that, with our help, has the chance to become something much more. A dear friend of ours, Georgie Walsh, has spent the last few years volunteering at various orphanages and organizations in Cambodia. Now, with the help of other like-minded souls, she has founded ‘Who Will’ (where we derived our name), an organization that is currently raising funds to build an amazing new orphanage and school. The Children’s Village will be a safe haven that will positively impact the lives of countless Cambodian children. Initial construction has begun on the first housing unit, but in the meantime, Who Will has rented a small house and have taken in 10 children off the streets. With your help, we can hopefully raise enough money to fund their operation for a long time.
Your dollars will go very far in Cambodia. At current, it costs only $70 to feed all 10 children for an entire week! Imagine that. With your $20 donation, you can feed the entire orphanage for 2 days! And we’ll give you unlimited food and fun while you’re doing it!
So please, whether you can attend this year or not, head on over to our site, www.WhoWillWeWill.com to donate now. PayPal and all major credit cards are accepted. Once we see your name on our site, your ticket will be automatically reserved. For those of you who cannot attend…ANY amount of money is welcome; even $1 really will make a difference. Ahh yes, and all your donations will be completely tax deductible!
If you’d like to send a check instead, you can make it out to ‘Who Will We Will’ and mail it to:
1330 Barrington Ave #3, Los Angeles, CA 90025.
Thanks so much for reading, and please, feel free to share this with anyone you’d like! We hope to see you there.
, Aaron Horwitz, Bryan Wiedenheft, Hannah McCoy and Carly Croick
October 13th, 2008
So we’re going to be throwing a silent auction, as preveiously mentioned. Want a chance to contribute something? We’d LOVE to accept it! A silent auction is our absolute best bet to raise the maximum amount of money for our kids in Cambodia. So if you know of anyone who owns a business, that’d like to contribute something (gift certificates, jewelry, autographs, etc.) or if you personally would simply like to donate your services, just let us know! Either strike back in the comments section below or email us at WhoWillWeWill@gmail.com. Thanks, hope to see you all there.
October 2nd, 2008
Let’s do this. Email 4WFoundation@gmail.com or strike back in the comments section below to RSVP or for more details. Click the pic to enlarge.
Also, check out our new MySpace page. Thanks to Hannah McCoy for designing it.