One Day's Wages is in today's New York Times in an article entitled: New Fame for the Everyday Donor.
Being in the NY Times is great but in actuality, the article is about YOU and that's how it should be. One Day's Wages is a grassroots movement that includes you, me, us, them: giving, dreaming, and working together. The movement continues and grows when you invite your friends, family members, co-workers, and so on.
Imagine the impact of 0.4% of one's annual salary. Even if you're not working, any donation can be a blessing to those living in extreme poverty. Your voice matters.
Can you imagine if 10,000 people gave their one day's wages each year for the next 40 years? How about 100,000 people? The compelling aspect of ODW is that you choose where to invest your donation and 100% (minus transaction costs) go to the specific project you choose. We'll vet, interview, review, and prove that the funds are being used with integrity and transparency. At ODW, we firmly believe that money isn't the answer but rather people and thus, our strategy is to invest in people and smaller grassroots and vibrant NGOs and CBOs (community based organizations).
What's in it for us?
A lot. By working with others, we dream of the possibility of the end of extreme global poverty in our lifetime. That's what in it for us.
Can you sense that this can really grow to be a movement?
We can't do this without you. Please help spread the movement. It takes a few clicks.
- Create an account on our website.
- Calculate, choose, and donate.
- Be a fan on Facebook and share the Page on your profile.
- Share our story: host parties, write blogs, emails, facebook, twitter, etc.
- Be creative: _________________.
** Thanks to the kind folks that helped design and create our beautiful shirt so nicely modeled by Eugene, our co-founder and Executive Director, in the New York Times photo (below):
Both of these folks (wife/husband combo) do great work. And our logo was designed by Justin Pae (no professional website).
T-shirts are $15 (pickup) and $20 (mailed). They'll soon be available on our website for purchase or you can fly into Seattle to pick one up.
Photo credit: Stuart Isett of the NY Times.