Thursday, December 11, 2008

Kids Cancer Crusade Needs A Little Help

I know it's been awhile, I'm sure you're all anxiously awaiting an update. It's coming and it will be grand as it's been a busy busy busy couple of weeks. For now, you'll have to wait because I wanted to get the word out on something I think deserves a little visibility.

If you've spent any time at all on the blogosphere, you'll know that upping the visibility of your blog and increasing the number of comments is the name of the game, and people do all sorts of things to get your help. My favorite is give-aways, people give a prize to a random commenter or hold a little contest. You also see people asking you to advertise a give-away on your blog for an extra chance to win (this is kind of like shooting yourself in the foot, of course, since it means more entries). There are also all sorts of awards floating around, which are also a lot of fun. I received one and never did anything about it, thank you so much, Bug, for thinking of me (I love your new holiday look, by the way)! Maybe once I catch up on baby stuff I will follow through with that.

Up until now I've refrained from doing any solicitations on my blog and I'm kind of proud of myself for that as the temptation is very large. After this I will no longer be able to say that, but I think it's worth it. This is a really simple little thing, and I don't get much traffic here. But my hope is people who do get more traffic will pick up on it and repeat it and maybe this little organization will get the support they need.

Here's the dealeo (copied and pasted from their petition site):
To: Kids Cancer Crusade Supporters

For two years the purchase of the domain was kindly donated to Kids Cancer Crusade, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization by the owner of NgiNeThemba Designs & Domains. The company was recently sold and the new owner felt that since the company purchased the domain for the organization, Kids Cancer Crusade should be required to purchase it from him for $2000 (matching another offer he had received for the domain) in order to continue its use.

However, the new owner agreed to the terms that if Kids Cancer Crusade could supply a petition obtaining 1500 signatures declaring that, although not illegal, what he has demanded of the organization was unfair and hurts the organization and the services they provide, a judge can rule that he must repay the $2000. He agreed to the terms because he doesn't feel Kids Cancer Crusade has the support. Please help us to not only show him he is wrong but to get the money back so it can go to where it should - to our children and their families.


The Undersigned
To sign this petition please follow this link
Here is some information on what Kids Cancer Crusade is
And a link to a blog where they track kids' progress
And finally a link to the petition site's FAQ page so you can see exactly what this is. I've signed one other petition and have never received any junk mail resulting from it.

I understand this new owner doesn't have a responsibility to donate the domain, and I suppose a better way would be for them to find a new donor. But something about the way the new owner appears to have treated them makes me want to show him they can get the support they need.

Thanks for reading this! A baby update is coming soon, I promise.

1 comment:

Sheila said...

You've got my signature! Thanks for posting this on your blog!