To anyone who has spent time with me in the last year, you know that the word ‘awesome’ has become a permanent fixture in my vocabulary. So much so in fact, on June 4 of last year, I blogged about, ‘1000 Awesome Things’, a website and concept that I find truly entertaining and interesting; apparently, enjoying the finer points of life is spreading. The Awesome Foundation has sprung up in many cities, throughout the world, and is devoted to spreading and supporting ‘awesome’ concepts. Unfortunately for some, there is a good chance the frequency of use of my favourite word may increase dramatically based on this ‘website with a purpose’.
The Awesome Foundation has a pretty simple goal: to distribute $1000 per month to a person with an awesome plan for the money. It’s website states that “[t]he Foundation provides these grants with no strings attached and claims no ownership over the projects it supports…”. The goal is so simple, and so ‘grass-roots’ that the funds can be handed over in a paper bag.
It seems too good to be true, but as Estate litigators, we see many people who leave a portion of their Estate to a charitable or philanthropic cause. What if we took our dreams and goals, as minor as they may be, and really tried to put them into action. This can be through being one of the people who ‘stuffs the bag’ or being one of ones with the big ideas. The Awesome Foundation, on what can be considered a small scale basis, is sure to make a large scale impact.
If you have an idea that you think is Awesome, try your luck here and let us know how it goes.
Have an Awesome Weekend,
Nadia M. Harasymowycz – Click here for more information on Nadia Harasymowycz.