Hello from Plano, Texas! I’ve got some great news. First, I got to meet Hank & John Green. They are even more amazing in real life than they are online. If you want to see them, they are going on a Cross-America trip called the Tour de Nerdfighting. Check this map to see when and where they will be next – you can even RSVP by clicking on the city location.
Second, if you’ve ever wanted to make a donation but 1) Can’t or don’t want to use PayPal and 2) Don’t like how PayPal takes a cut of every donation – than there is a great opportunity for you to get involved in this project in a way that guarantees 100% of your donation is used. And best of all? I don’t ever have to touch a dime.
Hank and John will be accepting donations at every stop of their tour up until November 12th. On November 12th, they’ll be in Westport, Conneticut – the home town of Save the Children USA. If all goes according to plan – they’ll be handing over the donations directly to Save the Children. That money will be spent based on how you guys vote in my Challenge Poverty video. Voting is still open – so please do get involved! 🙂
I don’t have to touch your money, 100% of the funds raised go straight to helping the poor, you get to decide how it’s spent, and it all helps one of the world’s greatest international charities. How more awesome can it get?
Click the jump for some photos from the Plano event…
Here’s Hank and John signing books – the bag for accepting donations on Hank’s left.
Here’s a Nerdfighter I met by the name of Becca. I was explaining to the crowd how far a dollar could go. I started by saying “If the first ten people in the front row donated just one dollar…” but before I could finish – the first ten people in the front row were already pulling out a buck or more. Nerdfighters are truly made of awesome.
Here’s the crowd itself. It was jam-packed.
Hank and John were also signing books outside before the event began…
And Hank sang a few songs from his CD that was released that very day.
P.S. All these photos are uploaded to my Facebook account. If you notice yourself in any of these photos – do add me as a friend and tag yourself in the photo!