***The above links are great organizations to donate to if you do not want to contribute to my campaign through GoFundMe***
MY STORY: All of us have seen over the past couple years, and especially this past holiday season, the touching and inspiring videos online of people changing the lives of those in desperate need. My favorite being the Secret Santa. That person who goes out and hands over hard earned money to those whom have nothing or are just barely scraping by, virtually changing that persons life and perpetuating the idea of "paying it forward". There are so many of us that have so much, while there are even more that have so little. That is why I, have started the 2015 Secret Santa Campaign.
My Goal: Through this campaign, I hope to change the lives of 5 unsuspecting individuals, mainly homeless and forgotten veterans, with a gift of $1000 each during Christmas of 2015 (virtually the same as what you have seen on Youtube, without me making a video for personal gain). Santa does not need to just come one day a year, because everyday someone somewhere needs a Santa. Ultimately my goal is 100 veterans by Christmas 2015, but we know that is impossible! Therefore I tasked myself with changing the lives of 5!!! Whether to eat, find a place to sleep and shower, get mental health assistance or use the money to get back on their feet, my 2015 Secret Santa Campaign wants to help restore some of the lives of those who gave us our freedom! Additionally, this campaign is designed with the hope that those veterans will also help "pay it forward", by using part of their money to help out at least 1 other unsuspecting brother or sister that is truly in need.
I think we all get tired of seeing homeless veterans!
Veterans who will be receiving unsuspecting gifts should be:
Independent from any unnecessary medications...
Craving to use their money to start a new life and job...
Caring & Compassionate for others in their situation...
It would be amazing to see the changes in these veterans during the holidays in 2016...
Included in my ultimate goal is to provide 30 day housing complete with a cot, shower, meal, transportation, and the opportunity of finding a new job! To make this happen I will need the help of any veterans or individual willing to make that happen!
If you happen to be a person that hasn't truly given back, has taken for granted what you have been given (like myself), or just truly believes in the idea of "paying it forward", the 2015 Secret Santa Campaign could be your way to give back and help a Veteran or someone else in need!
Through the use of Facebook, Twitter, Go Fund Me, the goal could easily be reached by Christmas 2015. Please help by forwarding this goal to as many people as possible, because exceeding the goal would help even more veterans. My campaign will be hopefully be featured on the local news networks in Kansas City in local publications (which I am working on now), so please check back for updates.
I will be updating everyone with the addresses of other tax deductible organizations if you prefer to donate by check. Any donations made outside of 'Go Fund Me' will be truly appreciated by any organization you choose..
You can contact my campaign at the following email address with any questions or ideas in which will make this campaign a success...
I am looking for any veterans or civilians that would like to get involved and help with this whole process... If you are iterested, also contact the email link below!
NOTE: All donations are considered gifts to theveterans I choose. There is no tax deduction for your contribution to helping the vets!
If the goal is not met, all donations will go to the wounded warrior project in the names of each person that contributed...
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