Off topic: Support for Africa
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Williamson  Identity Verified
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Mar 23, 2004

If you surf to http://www.aquaplastics.org/english/default.asp, you can donate to support a clean water project just by clicking on a button.
Or you can sent this link to people you know in your address book,who will not object to it. It is no spam and who knows it might help others.



[Edited at 2004-03-23 11:26]


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Fabiana Papastefani-Pezzoni  Identity Verified
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Important... Mar 23, 2004

It is so important to these people and all it costs some times, is just a click. I don't know how many of us are able to imagine what those people are going through. It is so noble of you, Williamson, to this. I fill like saying THANKS.

[Edited at 2004-03-23 12:43]


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Williamson  Identity Verified
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Fill the bucket Mar 23, 2004

Don't praise me. If everybody, who surfs to proz.com takes a second/day of their time and if their acquaintances take a second/day and if the acquaintances of the acquaintances take a second/day the bucket might get filled.



[Edited at 2004-03-23 13:05]


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Gillian Scheibelein  Identity Verified
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I've put the link on my link bar for quick access Mar 23, 2004

thanks for pointing this out Williamson.

To anyone else reading this, it is not a matter of donating money directly, all you have to do is click in the middle of the page. The European Plastic Industry does the rest (€0.10/click).

You can earn an extra €0.10 by answering the quiz question on the left-hand side of the page.


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Will Matter  Identity Verified
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clicked, clicked. forwarded Mar 24, 2004

Way to go, Williamson. Very good job, my friend. Went to the site, it is not spam, clicked, answered the bonus question correctly, clicked again. This URL has been forwarded to EVERYONE on my list with a personal request to click, answer, click and forward again, thank you very much for finding this, it's vital. If every member here alone clicked, answered and clicked again they would receive the equivalent of $15,000 overnight. Sounds like a lot of free, easy, clean water for people that really need it to me.

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Will Matter  Identity Verified
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haba na haba hujaza kibaba Mar 24, 2004

the bucket might get filled.
The above is a very well-known, well-used Swahili (KiSwahili) proverb, it means "little by little the cooking pot is filled" i.e. many small things or efforts can add up" so, let's fill this "bucket" by clicking.


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There is so much we can do Mar 24, 2004

Williamson thank you for getting this thread rolling. There is so much we can do for others less fortunate than we are.

In India, there is an organization CRY (Child Relief and You) which collects donations for street children, I have seen so many street children and in such terrible, terrible conditions. Talking about them suffocates me. I wanted to help but did not know how. Then I hit on a novel idea, I would donate 10% of every assignment I did. Frankly, sometimes the money kept aside was very small, but little by little I did collect a good amount and the day I sent this amount was so good for me I cannot describe it. I am now on my second project !!!
So keepon clicking, it not only does othres good, it will help you too. Remember what goes around comes back too.

Best wishes

Sonia


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Williamson  Identity Verified
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Organisations Mar 24, 2004

If some of you would contact the local charity organisations, political parties, newspapers or local radio/tv-stations, the bucket might get filled a little bit faster.
Even if they do not spread the word, they all have an editorial staff who use a computer...click, click

[Edited at 2004-03-24 12:37]


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Gillian Scheibelein  Identity Verified
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Ask Jason Mar 24, 2004

Williamson wrote:

If some of you would contact the local charity organisations, political parties, newspapers or local radio/tv-stations, the bucket might get filled a little bit faster.
Even if they do not spread the word, they all have an editorial staff who used a computer...click, click


Why not ask Jason if he could put the link on the Proz home page, its rather hidden here. There are so many Prozians and its a good cause.


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Lorenzo Lilli  Identity Verified
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thanks Mar 24, 2004

Why not give this link in other forums too? It looks great. Thanks Williamson!

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Williamson  Identity Verified
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Some replies. Mar 25, 2004

@ Gillian :It is not work related, so an off-topic forum is a better place for such posts.
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I leave it up to others to put that link there and on other lists after requesting the permission of the owners of these lists.
It is not work related, so you stand a chance that they will refuse.



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Claudia Iglesias  Identity Verified
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It's not work related, you're right Mar 25, 2004

Although this support idea for a great project is a very good one, I agree with you on the fact that its place is here, which doesn't mean that it couldn't be as Off-Topic in other (non-English) Forums.
An other idea could be to refloat it in one or two more months.
There have already been similar projects (that you can help by just a click), here's one for Breast Cancer
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com
And there was another one to give to Argentine children a glass of milk every day, so it would be hard to chose which project to put in another place.
I think you've suggested good places, e-mail the link, talk about it, refloat it...

Thanks

Claudia

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The Bucket is full May 6, 2004

It took 1 month and one week to fill the bucket. From €750 to 150.000. Thanks to all who clicked and click again next year.

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