Monday, February 4, 2013

Jump Rope For Heart

Owen's school is participating in Jump Rope For Heart and have asked the kids to help fundraise to help out The American Heart Association.  Of course the fundraising was optional, but O was all about it.

He immediately told me he wanted to raise money, and he wanted to raise $1,000.  Don't hold yourself back there any O, reach for the stars!

I'm trying my best to show him how to fundraise and help him reach his goal.  I understand that times are tough for a lot of people but a little bit quickly adds up.  I realized that I have over 1,000 likes on my facebook page, which means if everyone gave just a $1, he would reach his goal. 

Maybe instead of buying that $1.89 soda every day, you could set $1.00 aside for a charity and save the $.89 for yourself.

O has to turn his money in next week 2/22, but he's working hard.  We've made phone calls, typed and personally signed letters, and now, he's going the social media way...


We figured if kids could use FB to get puppies and other things, why couldn't you use it to help raise money for a good cause?  I know giving someone a like is easier than giving up $1, but your $1, will go a lot further than a like!

So, if anyone would like to make a donation to O's fundraising page we would greatly appreciate it.  Just go to http://jumpmaa.kintera.org/owenthecandyman

If you just can't spare that $1 (and I do understand) then please share O's picture on facebook, maybe it will reach someone who can donate.

Thanks in advance!

~Amy & Owen

2 comments:

LaVonne Long said...

This is great. You must be proud of your son! I will head to Facebook next!

Christy Maurer said...


That is great! He has a big heart :) Sharing this!