Tuesday was World AIDS Day, and everyone was celebrating. Sites were turned red, people added ribbons to their avatars, sales proceeds were going to AIDS research, deviantART started art contests, and people were donating to (RED), a campaign to fight AIDS in Africa. I wanted to do my part and donate, but I didn’t know how much to donate.
I decided to let Twitter users decide the donation amount. I would post a “(RED)” tweet, and for every retweet it recieved within the next 2 hours, I would donate $0.25.
My good Twitter buddy @zachx agreed to match the entire donation!
Before the two hour period, I posted preliminary tweets about how it all worked. @drDanRyan replied and said that he wanted in on the matching!
It felt great to make that donation, but what’s even more important is the 204 people who reposted it to their followers, reaching a potential tens of thousands of people to raise awareness about AIDS.
@zachx and his $51 check:
People were very supportive and reposted it promoted it:
We even got some people to participate who wouldn’t normally:
You can donate to! join (RED) and learn how you can help to fight AIDS!