Published on Jul 8, 2012
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Hello, my name is Gianfranco Filice and I am a 14 year student in Gilroy, CA. I have created this campaign to receive donations to create a teenager-run non-profit organization called WeAre. This non-profit (WeAre) that I would like to begin is a clothing line that targets teenagers and young adults. This non-profit organization creates awareness of problems throughout the world for the younger generation. It will be similar to Obey Awareness (http://obeyclothing.com/awareness/). Those who visit the website will not only become aware of problems throughout the world through our periodic video updates and newsletters, but also take action by purchasing an item that will support the cause. For every product purchased, 100% of the profits goes directly to an efficient non-profit of the buyer's choice. My hope is that as popularity increases of this non-profit, it will inspire others to help make an impact to address humanitarian needs throughout the world. We find that having customer's purchase an item will create awareness for the work we are doing. Not only will they get something to buy as they would anywhere else, but they get that indescribable feeling knowing that they are making a difference in the world because of their actions. We will also have monthly goals that will be to purchase enough products to achieve donations towards a certain cause. For example, we have a yearly donation goal of $10,000 for Education for Africa to help them build 10 water wells.
My inspiration for starting a non-profit is due to the death of a friend. At 19 years old, Andrel Gaines, a handsome, popular, intelligent, athlete passed away from a car crash. It was because of him that it made me realize that at such a young age, whether you are liked or very blessed, God can call you back at anytime, and making an impact in the world should start now and not be put off.
On the website, which we will have professionally created from your generouse contributions, not only will it display humanitarian issues around the world, but it will show a list of effective and efficient non-profits that the doner can choose from with their mission, rating and primary goals. Here is a list of some of the non-profits that will be able to benefits by donating to this cause::
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
AIDS Research Alliance
Animal Welfare Institute
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (ALSAC)
Livestrong (formerly Lance Armstrong Foundation)
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Prevent Child Abuse America
Goodwill Industries International - N.O.
African Wildlife Foundation
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
National Alliance to End Homelessness
American Red Cross
The Y -- N.O. (formerly YMCA of the United States)
Salvation Army -- Western Territory
Bread for the World Institute
Catholic Relief Services
United to End Genocide (formerly Save Darfur Coalition)
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America -- N.O. Every donation toward the selected non-profit is given on a quarterly basis and is either donated directly to the non profit or through http://www.charitywatch.org/toprated....
What We Need & What You Receive
$4,500 is what we are asking for our non-profit. This will be used to incorporate the non-profit with the secretary of state, fees, and receiving tax-exempt from the IRS. Another portion of the money will go to the layout and creation of the professional website. The rest of the money will go toward designs, copyrights, and execution of the actual development of the products.
The impact the non-profit will be immense. Not only would the non-profit benefit countless efficient non-profits throughout the world by our efforts but it will inspire others to realize that you can make a difference in the world and community no matter what your age may be. We will encourage high school students to achieve remarkable results through local community service by offering a scholarship. We will also support youth ideas by offering grants that will benefit humanity.
Other Ways You Can Help
Spread the word and let others know about this project.
I welcome your suggestions, thoughts, questions, . Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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