Thanks for visiting this page! If you're here, it's probably because you're friends or family with the one and only, Thomas Kotcheff. Before you keep reading, you should know that this campaign is a SECRET and Thomas has NO IDEA so DON'T SPILL THE BEANS!!
As we all know, Thomas is incredible. He is kind, generous, joyous, inspirationally optimistic, and remarkably empathetic (and handsome, talented, and brilliant but whatever.) Along with all that, he also isn't materialistic and doesn't indulge in extreme consumerism. These are the qualities that make him such an impeccable friend and person, and also someone very difficult to buy gifts for.
Thomas's 30th birthday is Sunday, October 14, 2018. Every year for a birthday, holiday, or anniversary I give Thomas a gift and also make a donation to a charity in his name. His 30th birthday is a BIG DEAL, so I want to make a BIG DIFFERENCE, and for that, I'll need your help.
In honor of his 30th birthday, I'm starting this 30-day campaign and asking each of you to donate $30 to UNICEF through this birthday page for Thomas. For those of you who may not know, UNICEF is a charitable foundation that does some incredible work across the world. They tackle issues like unserved children with disabilities, children uprooted from their homes, environment and climate change, gender equality, child hunger, and lack of social inclusion to name a few. They are not associated with any one religion, or world region, or cause, they just make the world a better place for literally thousands of kids every day. If you're curious, you can learn more here: https://www.unicef.org/
If we get 30 payments of $30 we will have raised $900 DOLLARS FOR A WONDERFUL CAUSE! I can honestly think of no better gift for Thomas than knowing that 30 of his friends and family worked to help others in his honor.
Now, maybe you're like "hmm, $30 is too much for me, normally I just buy him a beer." Okay, for sure, might I suggest you find a friend and each donates $15? Or maybe you’re in a relationship and you BOTH love Thomas, so split it! Or maybe, just maybe, you’re in a music ensemble and want to split it 4 or 5 ways, which is only like $5-7 each! Every little bit matters. And also equally helpful is SHARING this with people you know who love Thomas as much as we do (just make sure he doesn't see it, please, so private emails/ shares only.) Do your parents and siblings love him?! Probably! Include them as well!
So overall, here are some reasons to donate:
- You love Thomas and think it's amazing he is 30
- Your donation directly makes this world a little better
- You were going to buy Thomas a gift anyway and didn't know what to give him
- You didn't even know it was his birthday and now feel guilty about that and want to make it right
- This donation is 100% tax deductible!
- Thomas inspires you to be a better person and you value him and want to show him your gratitude through spreading love and hope in this world (that's my reason, just saying.)
Thank you in advance to everyone who will donate. You guys are all amazing and I appreciate your contribution to making Thomas's 30th Birthday even more special.
All my love,