Hi there, family and friends. As my birthday approaches and I reflect on this past year, one truth is inescapeable: how interconnected we all are and how much we depend on our communities, big and small.
Years ago, I created a fundraising campaing similar to this one with the message that "we want to live by each other's happiness." I firmly believe this still and want to utilize this socially-distant birthday as an opportunity to ask you all for a favor. Please donate what you can either to the IRC, near and dear to my heart, or to another charity of your choosing.
If you are not familiar with the IRC, please poke around their website and learn more. The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. If you want to donate to another charity, feel free to share the name with me; I'd love to know who you chose and why.
Let's support our fellow humans both near and far. Let's live by each other's happiness. (And happy birthday to me, of course.) Thank you, all!