Did you ever have a lemonade stand when you were a kid?
A kiddo in Scotland has a similar thing going on, only he’s raised nearly £20,000.
Meet Jack Henderson. He draws anything.
Jack is a fundraising dynamo on a mission. He’s accepted 542 drawing requests in return for hospital donations. In his own words,
“I am doing this because my little brother Noah goes to Hospital lots and the name of it is Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh. I am going to give my money to Sick Kids Friends Foundation. I want to give them
£100 £500 £1,000 £10,000 £15,000£20,000 cause they looked after me, Toby & especially Noah. He can’t breathe very well sometimes. Everytime he goes in I think he is going to die. I have over 500 drawings to do. PLEASE can you give me some donation money. Thank you.”
Seriously? I couldn’t resist. Copywriters take note–this in one heck of an effective pitch!
I am proud to say that after waiting patiently for my Jack original, I got it last week. My request? A girl with antlers wearing a green dress (see my header art). Here it is:
I just love it! Big thanks to Jack and his family for the drawing and inspiration.
You ever feel like you don’t have anything to give or can’t make a difference? Think of Jack.
Have a message you’d like to send to Jack? Leave it in the comments and I’ll make sure they get to his Mum and Dad.