January 06, 2005

Wanna Know How a Few Shovels and Wheelbarrows Can Make a Big Difference?

If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting Ted Ernst yet, make a point of following a few of his footsteps and you'll soon know why I consider him to be one of the true points of light in the omidyar.net community.

Back in the fall when we were starting the 1 Tin Cup group, Ted ran a small campaign to raise money to purchase wheelbarrows and shovels for an amazing project in Ghana. The equipment was purchased for a humanist team working on neighborhood clean-ups as part of their Campaign for Non-violence and Fight Against Malaria. The campaign went over really well, and Ted's been able to share some exciting news about the progress!

When something this innovative is this simple, it deserves to be scaled up, and that's exactly what Ted's doing as he launches his next campaign:

http://www.omidyar.net/user/u387024026/news/26/

Please take a moment to click on the link above to read his note, and if you're able, throw a bit of change in the digital spare cup. It's a project that not only deserves support, but serves as a model of how easy it is to start small and scale up, and to know that what you've invested in is something so good!

January 6, 2005 in Uplift | Permalink | Comments (53) | TrackBack (0)