In the name of mild insanity with a sprinkling of deeply rooted passion for philanthropy (in this case, a local organization that I love), I'm turning to you, Internet. See, I'm a big fan of the AssistHers
here in Houston. They do amazing work. And I'm hoping they'll be around for many, many, many years to come because in my later stages of life I may very well need to turn to this organization. Then again, I may not. But you never know, right? Regardless, they're incredibly compassionate people doing incredibly compassionate work and I support that. So much so that I'mma throw down right now:
The AssistHers have teamed up with Tattooed For Good
and are putting on a weekend long fund-raising extravaganza THIS WEEKEND:
I only JUST found out about this. And I intend to go. But I had this mildly brilliant idea to spice up my attendance a little bit (do you see where this is going? right now my Mother is reading this and thinking, "oh lord, not another one..."). Here's where you come in, Internet. I have created a donation button via PayPal and I would very much like for you to click on it and drop a donation for the AssistHers
organization. It can be $1, it can be $500. You name the price. If I can raise up to or (hopefully) more than $500 before Saturday (day after tomorrow), I will get a tattoo on Saturday. Not only will I get a tattoo, but I will make a movie of my tattoo experience and share it with all of you wonderful donors on the Internet. SERIOUSLY. And if for whatever reason, the donations I receive do not match my goal of $500, I'll get a piercing instead. And either way, whatever money we collect here I will absolutely donate. All of it. I'm not here to make a profit. I just want to help out the organization and perhaps score some new body art in the process. Sound like a deal?! C'mon Internet, don't let me down. Step up to the plate and give a little. And maybe, just maybe you guys can come up with enough money to make me go get another tattoo. The gauntlet has been thrown.
*Click the button below to donate!
**Added Note: Rhonda just informed me that if we can raise double my goal of $500 (that's $1,000 y'all!) she will also get a tattoo. SERIOUSLY. So get to donating, people! It's for charity! And let's be honest, you'd totally love to see both of us get inked... make it happen.