First of all, welcome to all the new members! This group is slowly growing and I know we are absolutely making a difference!
This month's Dig Deep [A Charity Experiment] pick was suggested to me by a member of our group a while back and I'm finally getting to it. It's a very small charity that was founded by a 16 year old kid named Jordan Thomas while still in the hospital recovering from the accidental loss of both legs below the knee. Jordan’s foundation provides prosthetics for children with limb loss and partners with them through their growth years until the age of 18.
The average cost of one prosthetic leg is $10,000 and a prosthetic arm averages $15,000. The foundation estimates that it will need reserves of approximately $80-100,000 for each child. There are three recipients to date, and a fourth recipient has been chosen. The foundation,through Jordan’s family and volunteers has raised over $400,000 to date. More information about Jordan, his foundation, and his recipients may be found on this website:
or go directly to DONATE HERE
So let's make a difference in the life of their next beneficiary and give whatever we can afford this month! We are over 250 members strong -if we each gave $2, $5, $10 it adds up!! No donation is considered too small, we add up to a lot together!
It has been difficult for me to find small charities with super low overhead, so all of your suggestions are helpful, please keep them coming!
Happy Spring to you all....I'm grateful you've joined me for this
experiment and know we are changing lives!
Dig Deep [A Charity Experiment]
April 2010 Announced