Check out the fabulous in-depth initial email that Anna wrote:
Dearest friends and family,
I've recently joined the I Think I Can campaign to help the homeless youth of San Francisco. Basically, it's the same idea as a walkathon, where someone's friends and family sponsor them to walk X amount of miles and all the money goes to support a cause. But for this campaign, the participants get to choose their own goals! For example, someone could choose to teach themselves how to use watercolors and make three paintings a week. Well, guess what? That particular "someone" is me! And that makes YOU the friends and family that sponsors me to make paintings so that we ALL can help the homeless youth of San Francisco. Essentially, it's a triple whammy.
*** You can see, and I hope donate to my campaign, by going to http://atthecrossroads.org/campaign/annagreenberg ***
I'll be updating that page with pictures of my paintings, amount raised, etc.
This campaign is run by a fantastic organization here called At The Cross Roads. I just went to the launch party last week, where I got to learn all about the organization, meet volunteers, and hear wonderful stories about the positive changes in the lives of the people ATC works with. It was utterly inspiring. They offer very innovative and unconditional support to those that would otherwise get left behind, and the results speak for themselves. You can learn more by visiting http://atthecrossroads.org/campaign/about.php.
I know most of you give to at least one cause. But I assure you, this is a very worthy one. Remember that every little bit counts: that even $5 will keep a few people's feet warm and dry during these winter rains!
Also, this campaign is just about the easiest thing in the world to sign up for, so if any of you are around San Francisco and feel like helping out the community while at the same time pushing yourself to achieve that New Year's resolution, I highly recommend signing up. (It's fun to peruse the campaigns section....you can find everything from "go on a date with Sarah Silverman" to "compose a song about each person who donates").
Ok, I think that's enough from me! Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
Lots of love to everyone,