Bruce Westabout 1 year ago
Well, firstly, I resent your comment. Life Half Priced is a newly launching startup my wife and I are trying to get off the ground. We’re a private, for profit company, and what we do regarding donations really isn’t on the table for discussion.
We're donating to a couple of well known third party charities who already have established children's feeding initiatives. These programs, which will be named after partnership agreements are finalized, are already doing much proven good in all areas of the world, including America (one of these charities is currently in Moore, OK doing other work their outreach includes).
Having grown up an underprivileged American child myself - and by no degree to the extent of some I've observed (as a medic in a "ghetto" in Iraq) or reached out to - I can tell you this with the utmost respect and sincerity: no free meal for a child in need is given in vain.
There was a period when my family no longer qualified for the free school lunch program (unbeknownst to me, as my mom was unemployed and my dad was dead), and yet sometimes I did not have the $.43 cents a day to purchase the discounted lunch for "poor" kids, leaving me hungry at school. Perhaps you've never been in this situation yourself, so I'll forgive your implied attitude in hi-jacking this page. I'll tell you this: a starving kid isn't hurt by free nutrition.
The children's feeding programs we're donating to primarily give meals to children in school - thus, not only is it dear to my heart, it encourages children to pursue their educations, which could potentially enable their generation to further the development of their neighborhood/village/city/state/country/etc.
Also: this "Meal for a 'Like'" campaign is in no way my company withholding donations if people do not "like" us. It's merely an incentive, an additional donation for which we will not see deductions - our business model is based around a "one for one" donation strategy - every single transaction on our site will result in a donation to a feeding program. We will exceed that which will benefit our taxes, and will simply be giving away a lot of money because we want to, because that is the very purpose of this business. We are not a charity - we are a charitable company who will help spread the wealth to charities in need, charities who are truly changing the world.
This business model is about distribution of wealth. There exist enough funds and resources to feed the entire world, they just don't reach the proper facets. Here's a little something for you to read: http://www.who.int/trade/glossary/story028/en/
Also, why are you citing a subjective non-traditional media outlet as your authority to attack someone else' dream?
I see on your page you liked: http://www.good.is/posts/from-the-congo-to-panama-beat-making-labs-creates-sustainable-music-studios-in-unlikely-places
You said it was good, and I agree.
Let me ask you something though: do you understand Maslow's hierarchy of needs?
Some facts on world hunger for you: http://www.wfp.org/stories/10-things-you-need-know-about-hunger-2013