The First Pledge Challenge!
October 19, 2008
We have a challenge!
On public radio pledge drives, somebody will offer to match $100 pledges of everyone who pledges in the next hour.
In our drive, David has agreed to talk to his therapist about his compulsive thoughts about suicide, a topic he has been avoiding discussing with her.
I figure it will take us a year or so to raise $100. I’m figuring we will average $2 per week in contributions. I’m committing to $1 a week, so I’m picking up half the tab. With all of David’s fans, it should be possible to reach this goal within a year.
The trick is to keep David occupied, busy, cheerful, and optimistic in the meantime. At least help to keep at least $2 a week coming in to David so he and we can see the end in sight.
Maybe that’s not the best way to put it.
Next, the $1000 and $2000 premiums.