What started out in 2003 as a documentary by three young filmmakers from Southern California has evolved into much more than a film meant to raise awareness of the tragedies occurring in Central Africa. Non-profit organization Invisible Children has made it their mission to end the use of child soldiers in Uganda and to build schools for war-affected youth. Invisible Children has donated more than 600 scholarships to Ugandan youngsters while helping to restore their communities, providing clean water, proper sanitation, books, and countless other commodities that we often take for granted. The organization is unique in composition, made up of artists, humanitarians, activists, entrepreneurs, and anyone else who cares about the current human condition and wants to help. Now, it’s your turn to add yourself to the ranks for a good cause.
Invisible Children has recently been selected as a finalist in the Chase Community Giving Contest on facebook. The grand prize is $1,000,000, and in light of the tragic earthquake in Haiti, they have pledged to donate $100,000 of that prize–should they win it–in relief efforts. Maybe you’ve already donated to one of the organizations supporting Haiti in its time of need, but maybe you’ve not. Regardless, the need is still strong and Invisible Children is providing you with a great opportunity to help people in need without spending a dime and using up less than a minute of your time. Here’s how to do it:
1. Go to http://www.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving
2. Become a fan
3. Vote for Invisible Children
4. Spread the word!
The organization with the most votes by 9PM PST, today, wins the grand prize, so text, tweet, re-tweet, email, BBM, and most importantly, vote!
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