We get it. These peer-2-peer fundraisers are exhausting. Donor fatigue is real. Asking fatigue is real. It can feel like it's all too much.
However, Give Atlanta is a MAJOR fundraising opportunity for Giving Kitchen and in a year when we've seen requests for help skyrocket, food service workers in crisis need your help more than ever. We anticipate over 3,500 coming to Giving Kitchen for for help in 2020.
So here’s how I’m going to make this a little less painful: every week during Giving Atlanta i'm going to share one photo of me from the mid-2000s. I personally guarantee each photo will be stupider than the last. (I have been going through a hardrive and have found a decades worth of bad photos)
This way, when you see me make a weekly post about Give Atlanta, if you’re not inspired to give, you will at least get a little chuckle.
And as for our competitors in the Give Atlanta challenge (especially those folks at FurKids), i have a message for you:
Picture 1 - This aggression will not stand. Man.
So there was this one time i dressed up as the dude from the big lebowski for Halloween. But somehow looks like Kurt Cobain going to the bowling alley.
Picture 2 - Photojenic? Not exactly.
One of the things they don't tell you when you start work as Executive Director of Giving Kitchen is that you will be taking pictures next to the most photogenic (photoJENic?) person on earth for your full tenure. So here we are.
Picture 3 - Happy Haloween!
Christmas 2011, we were down a roommate and turned the empty room into a "Santa photo booth" ... and then apparently we started a Christmas themed boy band. Happy Halloween everyone!
Picture 3 - What's shaking?
It's not the Salt and Pepper Museum (that closed in 2003), it's our competitors in the Give Atlanta Challenge Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is matching EVERY GIFT Giving Kitchen receives over the next 10 days (up to $25,000) AND every $50 qualifies you for ticket for a raffle to win a special bottle from the 6,000,000 barrel of Buffalo Trace. We're currently in third place but peppering our competition with gifts as we assault first place.
Picture 4 - In The Year 2000
It was the year 2003. I was in the Walmart Supercenter on the westside of Athens, GA with my friend Ike. We peeked into the "photo center" and saw the backdrop from the year 2000. We took a step back in time and haven't looked stupider since.