We’ve all seen it. Facebook reminds you that it’s someone’s birthday and you immediately go to their page and type in “Happy Birthday! XOXO” and think you’ve actually done something to make their birthday happier. But we all know the truth…
Wishing someone a happy birthday on Facebook is literally the least amount of effort you can exude in celebration of someone’s arrival on this planet. So this year for Johnakkah, I’m calling you all out.
Instead of wishing me a happy birthday on Facebook, support the Red Cross by donating to the Johnakkah Campaign Against Facebook Happy Birthday. With everything that’s happening in the world, the Red Cross needs our support more than ever and it’s up to people like us to support them as their resources are strained around the world.
Between now and my actual birthday (May 7), let’s see if we can do some good for the world instead of wasting time with a lame wall message. I’ve set the goal at $500 which means if each of my 291 Facebook friends (290 really since Xtina doesn’t have a bank account) gave $2, we’d beat that goal by almost $100. And I’m not just soliciting the internet for cash, the first $25 in the kitty are mine.
Is it a perfect system? No. Will I publicly shame those of you who don’t donate? Of course not. But will you giving to the Red Cross mean more to me than a message on my wall in a month? Hells yes. Don’t like the Red Cross for any given reason? That’s fine. Give to the charity of your choice instead. Just do something instead of typing “Happy Birthday KIT!” into Facebook.
Thanks in advance for all your donations and feel free to steal this idea.