We're constantly amazed by our supporters from around the world that choose to partner with One Day's Wages through various ideas and passions.
It's truly been so encouraging to witness peoples' creativity and generosity. And here's another recent “idea for a cause.”
Angie, a college student at the University of Wisconsin, started her own “idea for a cause” campaign called “Shave Angie's Head!” Her challenge to her friends and community was that if they'd help her raise $1000, she would shave her head. In total, she raised $1260 to help support ODW's partner project with Krochet Kids.
We wanted to introduce Angie to our community and asked her a few questions. Here are her answers:
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Angie Gerlach. I am from Minneapolis, MN. I am currently at the University of Wisconsin (La Crosse) studying Community Health Education and Spanish. I love to rollerblade and take walks by the river. I love sunshine! I am passionate that everyone should have have someone they can rely on and have food to eat. I am a Christ follower. I am interested in serving His children internationally.
How did you hear about ODW?
I heard about ODW through a friend who decided to raise money for ODW through running a marathon.
Why did you decide to shave your head in support of ODW?
I decided to shave my head in support of ODW because I thought it was a bold way to show that I really want to help Krocket Kids and work towards ending poverty. I wanted to shave my head to be an advocate and silent support for women and children going through chemo. Also, I wanted to feed people who need it. I believe in spreading the wealth. In my opinion, there is no reason people should be starving. I wanted to provide others with the opportunity to donate and have 100 percent of their donation go to empower women in Peru who need it.
Were you surprised by the generosity of your community?
I was surprised by the generosity of my extended community. Not only did my family and friends choose to donate to ODW, but also old acquaintances and random people I met in markets.
What advice would you give others wanting to make a difference?
I would advise others wanting to make a difference to be bold and confident in their decision. One person can make a large difference and the world needs people to step up. We can make a difference every day, in the way we live our lives and in how we choose to spend our time and energy. We should spend our time for our Lord and he will be glorified through our efforts and He will make the difference the world needs.
Thank you so much, Angie. You look fabulous!
Consider starting your own “idea for a cause.”