FINAL CLOSURE UPDATE October 20,2009 3.30 pm :
Personal Details – (Personal+ Professional+FB+Linkedin etc)
Email 500 x .50
Texts 300 x .50
Blog & Calls 180 x 5.00
Gifts 8 x 100
Total Rs. 2100/- Rupees Two thousand one hundred only.
Tuesday October 20, 2009
Mission Accomplished. #deepwish finally raised Rs55,000 for Goonj. Rupees fifty five thousand only. Say it again. Rs55,000. Wow.
43 people. 36 hours. 64.75 per wish = Rs 30,821. On Twitteristan. Those were the effort of 42 people on per tweet basis.
Then there are some silent do-gooders, who prefer not to reveal their names. They have given a lumpsum of Rs24,179 for #deepwish.
Update Sunday October 18, 2009 12 midnight
@Ankit_A Rs 1.00
@akisaxena Rs 3.00
@chiefsanjay Rs 1.00
@chicalit Rs 1.00
@gopinathmm Rs 1.00
@mloclam Rs 1.00
@prashantsolanki Rs 0.50
@realin Rs 1.00
@sumagambs Rs 1.00
@trakin Rs. 1.00
@thinkerwrites Rs 1.00
@v_shakthi Rs 1.00
TOTAL Rs. 64.75/- per wish – And as @b50 announced 476 wishes!
Update Sunday October 18, 2009 10.30 am – Yesterday evening, @b50 the stockstar of twitter joined in this initiative, followed quickly by @rak35h and a lot of others, taking the tally to Rs. 15.50/- per wish. All of this is going to Goonj, a unique charity organization. This has already been informed to Anshu the founder of Goonj.
The contributors for those who are curious:
Besides this @deepxp who celebrated his birthday a couple of days back, @cruisemaniac playing the Murali from Bangalore & @farrhad our own youngest have decided to add to the kitty to the tune of couple of thousand tomorrow. So people Keep #deepwish & rockon
This is something that was started by my daughter nearly 6-7 years ago, when she gave up crackers, instead using the money saved to buy something relevant & even share with others.
On & off over the years, we as a family have done sharing with less fortunate, however in spite of everything, I have been an excessive Text user during the festive season.
Unfortunate, it is difficult to change people, it is easier to change oneself, so this year I have decided to put my Money where my mouth is. With the support of my wife & daughter I have decided to contribute the following amounts to my wife’s favorite charity “Educating the Girl Child”:
Gift received Rs. 100/- per gift
Blog Comments/Calls Rs. 5/- per comment
SMS Wishes 0.50/- per text
Wishes on FB/Twitter/Email 0.25/- for every wish (Not Spammers:))
This is for the dates between 15 – 19th October 2009. And YES I shall post the details, keep updating them.
I know that the amounts may not be too large, BUT one has to begin somewhere. And I seek your support, please prove the power of Social Media, Networking & Relationship.