As a parent, I’m horrified by yet another senseless killing of our children…now, gone far too soon.
As a philanthropist, I feel that I need to put aside my business needs and help these families in need of our support.
HelpJester has decided to ignore it’s current business goal and give HALF of future funds raised in this fundraiser to those affected by the horrendous attack in Newtown, CT.*
(*excluding American Red Cross and Pancreatic Cancer Action Network PERKS)
Have we lost focus of what’s really important? Can we do more? Can we use today’s social media to make a life changing connection and help those in need? I believe we can...and we have in HelpJester!
HelpJester.com is the World's First eMatching Social Network for People In Need. It is the eHarmony for People Helping People! The Make A Wish Foundation where you are the star. There are only a hand full of celebrities, but there are millions of people who can give of their time, their advice, their services or their fortunate financial well being. HelpJester is a vehicle to change the lives of all involved...in a very positive way.
HelpJester Needs Your Help...
HelpJester is a fully developed idea without the funds to move forward. Every day that goes by is another lost opportunity to connect the fortunate among us with those less fortunate. This is your chance to contribute to a cause for all causes...safe in the knowledge that 100% of the funds will be used to help millions in need.
This idea was born of my own adversity. My own devastating life challenges led me to the development of an idea that will change lives forever! It will change how we look at those in need and provide a non-judgmental community of people helping people.
Read more at HelpJester: The Birth of An Idea Through Adversity (helpjester.wordpress.com)
I so believe in the working practice of this concept that I've committed my life to seeing that it becomes available to all who seek to help or be helped. I'm a humble man with humble means. I've learned, over the years, the power and peace that comes with the gift of giving. Giving promotes healing in any and all ways. For the Helper as well as the Helpee. This is the ideal that HelpJester was founded on. This is just one way that makes HelpJester truly unique.
How does it work and what makes us different?
Of the hundreds of successful fundraising sites online today, HelpJester is the only site that will electronically match those in need with someone who can help. Our eMatching capabilities and interconnecting social network creates a unique and personal experience that all other fundraising sites have overlooked.
HelpJester is a true Non-Profit organization. Most high profile organizations keep a substantial percentage of your donation for administrative fees and costs. HelpJester ensures that 100% of each giving member's gift goes directly to the individual or group making the request.
As a visitor of HelpJester.com, you will be encouraged to register for FREE and create a personal profile, tell your story and be matched with an individual, group or business who can help you in your time of need. There is no cost to becoming a member of our community!
Helpers will be asked to do the same, but instead of posting a request, they will be choosing a category in which they feel they can be the most helpful. They will then receive emails or messages, including a selection of individuals or groups with a request from their category. The Helper will then review these selections, find a story or individual that they feel a connection with and contact that person or group directly. It’s that simple!
HelpJester will also be host to “Featured Causes”. HelpJester will be the premier site for people helping people.
A way for all to assist in large scale efforts of fund raising. A monthly or quarterly home page feature, designed to focus on a highlighted cause. Veterans, feeding the hungry or victims of a natural disaster such as the recent devistation caused by Hurricane Sandy.
HelpJester's Kid's Corner
As HelpJester grows, we will be including a Kid's Corner for parents who would like to see their children experience, at an early age, the gift of giving and how empowering the experience of helping another human being can be. This is an opportunity to bring parents and children together in a worth while activity and create another generation of generosity.
Lemonade stands to help raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims, collecting clothes or toys that they could give to a family who's struggling over the holidays. There are many ways for children to get involved and experience the joy that comes with giving.
Without the means to give financially? You can still help...
If you can't afford to give financially, give of your time...to this fundraiser and later as a member of the HelpJester community. Right now, take a moment to share this fundraiser with everyone you know. The tools you need are provided right here on this site. This moment of your time will, ultimately, help in the creation of this concept and help millions in the process. Almost everyone can do something useful for others to strengthen the fabric of our shared humanity. The feeling you will experience for this unselfish act is the principle of this idea and is unmatched by riches and excess. Giving is a privilege.
Who We Are, What We Need & What You Get
HelpJester.com is the World’s First eMatching Social Network for People In Need.
A non-judgmental online community of helpers and helpees. Rich or poor, majority or minority, Democrat or Republican, spiritual or not, HelpJester provides something for everyone. It is a vehicle to change the lives of all who participate.
This is an original concept. An aspect of social networking and crowd funding that has been ignored, until now. While other social media sites find solace in fun quotes, birthday reminders and the occasional vacation photo, HelpJester is an online community that makes a difference.
My partnering team of developers, programmers, marketing individuals and accounting professionals are as excited as I am about the global implications of HelpJester and the good it can do for those in need around the world. Virtual Land Grab (http://www.virtuallandgrab.com), based out of Utah, will be a crucial part of this concept and its development. They understand and fully share my vision of partnering together to promote a community of people helping people and how this process can change the world.
All of the funds collected here will go to the development, programming, legal services and marketing of HelpJester. We have not padded our goal amount to compensate for prizes and perks. We hope that your generosity is rewarded by the action of giving to help those in need and not for perk's sake. Let's not wait for HelpJester to launch. Let's start this wonderful process of giving, without expecting anything in return, by allowing your dollars to go directly to the process rather than perks?
That being said, we would like to acknowledge those who go above and beyond in helping us meet our goal. There will be recognition to Founding Members, as well as advertising packages suited for each individual or businesses specific needs. These are just some of the perks that we will be able to offer, while still assuring that 100% of your contribution will go directly to the creation and development of HelpJester.com.
For those of you who have contributed, we are truly grateful. Truly. Your selflessness provides us with great hope for HelpJester's future. For those without the means to give right now, we understand. HelpJester will soon be there for you and your needs. We simply hope that you will do what you can, by way of sharing our message and this fundraiser with family, friends and even passers by. You never know. You could be the link to a major contributor...just for taking a moment to share.