Ever wanted to help others? Even doing something small? Like making someone smile or help the less fortunate?
Now you have the chance to do so! This Youtube Channel will be dedicated to spreading happiness! Happiness for the random people in our video AND for the viewers!
I know what you are thinking: But isn't happiness free? Why would you need $?
95% of the money raised will be used to purchase materials; like water/juice bottles, Blankets, gloves, scarves, Sandwiches, and Gift cards for the homeless..
Suspend coffee for the people in line behind us at a cafe..
Leaving a big tip for the server at a restaurant..
Paying for people's gas..
Paying people's meals at drive-through..
Thing is.. it's all RANDOM and unexpecting people! That's our aim! Catch unexpecting people off guard and then catch their smiles on video!
(We will ALWAYS be open to more ideas!)
As we grow, we will be expanding the channel!
Eventually, we will have a bi-monthly project which we aim to change a homeless person's life. We take them for a meal, to get a haircut/shave, get them a new outfit, then help them get a job to take care of themselves. We then follow up with them after a month!
The other 5% of the money raised will go into marketing the channel and videos. The goal of this fundraiser is to kick start the project and make it self-sustainable.
After 2 or 3 popular videos, the channel will create funds through ads. These funds, in return, will be used to make more videos. The more funds raised through the ads, the more videos we can make! The more videos we can make, the more people we can reach out to and spread happiness to! :)
The aim is to have at least 1-2 videos out for the Christmas season! But we won't stop there!
We will be starting in Montreal, Canada but will eventually change locations to different cities and countries!
The ultimate goal is to spread happiness and inspire others!
Risks and Challenges:One of the main obstacles we will be having is creating the initial momentum for the Channel. But as researched, videos with good quality and contain good deeds (as we will be doing), tend to be shared much quicker. This will boost our spread rate!
We are aiming to have really good quality videos, we already have a professional and experienced team set up to provide record (visual and audio), as well as editing. We are also quite experienced with social networking. This will significantly help spread the channel!
The team consists of experienced Youtubers, professional videographers and photographers as well as well connected people with diverse and international networks!
Another main obstacle will be fundraising. Since we can't offer actual financial or physical rewards, we feel we may have difficulty attracting funds! But I am confident that we can all look into our hearts to contribute (whether financially or by sharing this among our networks) so that we can make this happen!
The reason we can't offer financial/physical rewards, is because we don't want to use funds gathered to buy supplies/materials to help people and end up spending it on rewards!
The requested amount is just enough to make and advertise 4-5 videos. That should be just enough to make the channel self-sustainable in order to continue expanding! Of course, the more we can fundraise, the more initial videos we can film!
My name is Anthony Kantara and I'm a citizen of the world! I've lived in several countries! Having been exposed to so many cultures has allowed me to see the world in the a different perspective!
My ultimate goal in life is to travel the world and experience the countless of cultures, and even subcultures and aim to make a difference in people's life in the process.
I'm a born-abroad Canadian and I'm 20 years old currently attending college as well as working almost 50 hours a week. But I always make sure I have time to help others through volunteering! I want to take it to the next level with this channel!
My motivation comes from seeing the people who you help..simply smile! This makes us realize how something so small and make someone so happen! Always a humbling experience! It is my Christian duty to always help others as much as I can, no matter how much or how little I have. As well as trying to live up to the Canadian humanitarian title we hold! :D
I plan to major in International Business and minor in International Relations as well as Conflict Studies and Human Rights.
As mentioned before, we are located in Montreal, Canada. This is a great advantage since the majority of Youtube Viewers are Canadian. But we wish to have a strong international reach. Eventually, we plan on expanding and filming in different neighboring cities, like Ottawa, Quebec City, Toronto, New York, Boston and so on!
I currently run several Facebook pages, which have thousands of followers each! My Instagram account has over 5000 followers, and my Twitter has over 750. All of which (does not include the team's network) will be used to advertise the channel. Then with the help of the 5% of funds received, we can reach out to a much larger audience!
I will be using my Twitter account, mainly, to keep my backers updated on the progress! This will eventually be a medium used to connect with the Youtube Channel's subscribers and fans to get their opinion about this project! ( www.twitter.com/anthonykantara )
The Youtube Channel is www.youtube.com/AKwayFilms . Still under construction but will be good to go by the time the fundraiser ends.
This way you will be able to follow up on our progress building up the channel's design and layout while the fundraiser is taking place.
If successfully funded, within 4-5 months, I will pledge various projects on here the equivalence of however much was raised for this project!
If you have any questions, recommendations, or suggestions, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org !