I'd like to preface this by saying that I've seen the criticism.
Believe me, I've seen it.
I get that people are more than a little angry about how commercial it seems.
That the whole non-profit is run by a bunch of film makers, not professionals.
That only 33% of the money goes to the actual kids, etc.
But really, it's more than the money. You don't have to donate to help. You don't have to open your wallet and donate a single red/green/purple cent of your hard earned change. What is most important is that you take 30 minutes out of your day (because I know that statistically, many of us spend far more than that watching TV, playing video games, and reading blogs like this one), and watch this movie. Then share it with your friends. Share it on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or just show it someone you love. The most important thing is to get the word out.
It's more than a little heartbreaking to know that things like this go on in the world- I know that for me, I find it easy to forget that not everyone has as easy a life as I do. But it's SO important to make sure that everyone knows this is going on, and that it has to be stopped.
And for those who say that this is promoting "slacktivism"? It may be- but isn't that better than nothing at all? Even if we can't help, even if we don't have money to donate, or the ability to do anything really meaningful to do, it's still important to know this is going on and do what little we can.
Oh, and if anyone lives in/near the Huntsville Area and is interested in "blanketing the city", I'm SO up for it. I stay up all night anyway, so I might as well be doing something good with my time.
How do you feel about this movement? Will you be sharing/donating? Let me know in the comments!
Until Next Time,