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Posted by hissu at 16th April 2011 at 11:35 in planning time
Me and T man sitting in a shisha cafe Saturday morning trying to come up with innovative ways to raise money for charity.
Current hypothesis: raise money for the Frank Water Projects and a local Diabetes-fighting charity. perhaps the Bahrain Diabetes Society (although, i'm not sure that qualifies as a charity).
Tariq had a cool idea. Have video messages from all the amazing Indians we will be meeting, saying thank you to all of the people who donate to the charity. Something along the lines of "Hello. My name is Kumar. Thank you for your donation Jaffar" although, since we aren't raising money for them, i wonder if that's feasible. maybe something along the lines of "Hello Jaffar. My name is Kumar. Good on you raising money for diabetes, even though I don't have it and I don't know why the hell I agreed to say anything to these 3 idiots". hmm...
on the sponsorship side (these guys will be paying for our trip to India, and all expenses at 5 star hotels along the way, including spa treatement, excessive dining and entertainment) we have a few companies in mind. considering no one wants to part with their money ever, and more so with the financial crisi, we have to be creative and think of ways in which companies feel like they are getting something from this (other than slapping their logo on the pimped out rickshaw).