I may not be the ideal person to suggest or implement this idea, but I thought it would be cool if we banded together as a community to support a charity each Christmas. My thought was we could collectively choose a kids charity each year (Toys for Tots, Operation Christmas Child, Make-A-Wish Foundation, etc.), and then appoint a reputable member to act as a treasurer to collect donations and/or dedicate a thread to posting pictures of the toys/items donated by our members.
Anyway, it’s just an idea, but if people are interested, I’d definitely be willing to donate some money/resources to a good cause. It might be a fun new tradition for E4 with the potential to grow into something really impactful to others. Would anyone be interested in something like this?
Right now, I’m leaning towards a group crowdfunding option through the “Toys for Tots” website. Basically, we can set-up an “E4 Donation Page” on their website and anyone who clicks the link can donate directly, and it will automatically keep track of our group total. Of course, people could also pick-up some toys and donate to their local “Toys for Tots” as well.
I would like to hear your experiences. If I would support a charity going forward, I would want it to be something like a Make-A-Wish Foundation to send a kid to Worlds. It’s always an experience thats unparallel to everything else you can do in the Pokemon community. You can send a booster box to kids all day, but nothing compares to Worlds.
I love this idea, but I don’t think the Make A Wish Foundation allows donors to decide what wishes their donates funds are used for. I’ll look into it more . . . how cool would it be though, to get a kid an opportunity to not only attend World’s but also get to meet members of our community and be our E4 guest of honor!