At the beginning of last month, we launched our first every charity intiative with Pencils of Promise. You can read the full announcement here, but here’s the gist:
We going to raise $25,000 to build an #impossible school in Guatemala and make education possible for 1,000 students.
Since then, we’ve raised $7,184.31 of $25,000 – almost 30% BOOM! Nicely done team!
But there’s still a ways to go and still few months to make things happen. Here’s an update on everything that’s going on.
What I’m Doing
I’m running an ultramarathon in Chicago to raise money & awareness for our #impossible school project. I’ll be running a 50k – farther than I’ve ever gone before (in fact, before this initiative, an ultra marathon wasn’t even on my impossible list). This involves a lot of long weekend runs. Fun!
We also prodcued a video with PoP while out in Portland at our Bungee Jump adventure. You can watch it below (and if you did the bungee jump, you might even see your face in the video). You should share this with everyone you know :).
[click to watch video in email]
Other Things We’re Doing
–> We’re running a limited edition run of IMPOSSIBLE cycling jerseys. They look incredible and we’re donating 10% of the revenue to the #Impossible School Initiative. This is the final week to pre-order them if you want one. Pre-order them here.
–> We are donating a portion of all the proceeds from Impossible Abs towards the initiative.
–> Blogging, tweeting and generally getting the word out as best I can about this cause and the effort – all while running 50k to help get the word out.
There’s also quite a few of readers and league community members that decided to get in on it as well.
What Others Are Doing
People are doing all sorts of interesting/crazy/strange ways to raise funds. They’re all unique, interesting and ambitious. They’re all unique.
- Gwen is doing a juicing challenge.
- Anthony is running 1,000 miles.
- Robyn is knitting a hat a day for September.
Theres quite few more as well. You can see all of the campaigns here. (On a non-competitive/very-competitive gender comparison side note, the ladies are absolutely killing the guys in taking on their own challenges. Lets go guys!)
What You Can Do
If you want to be a part of something bigger, help build a school and get involved, help build Here are a few practical ways to help.
1. Share the video. This is really easy, but I’ll make it even easier for you. Use the following examples below:
Impossible Ones Campaign Trailer – https://impossiblehq.com/impossible-ones-trailer
Impossible Ones Impossible HQ Trailer – https://impossiblehq.com/impossible-ones-hq
$25,000 is still a big goal, but when a lot of people, take a small action, we can do really big things.
$25,000. Education for 1,000 kids. Not impossible.
Lets do this 🙂
Todd Kuslikis says
Super inspiring video Joel! It was great to see your personality come through. You should do more video.
Joel, I’m with you! I’d like to add that as part of my Not Just a Daydream Campaign (in support of the Impossible HQ campaign), I will match every donation to my campaign dollar for dollar. Your gift will have double the impact! Here is the link to my campaign:
I didn’t throw my Impossible challenge up there, but you’d better believe I have one. I am working on it now, and it will be realized in May 2013, which is beyond the scope of this campaign.
I will declare it here: In May 2013, I will win a first place trophy at the NPC MidAtlantic Figure Competition…at the age of 45 and drug-free. I’ve done three shows, but never earned a top placing. Impossible at my age?
I think not.
This is a very good initiative joe. I would deffinatly like too help