As many of you have seen in your email inbox or all over your facebook page, there are a ton of people spreading the word to vote for Friendship Circle to win $1 Million.
I took a look Thursday night at the leaderboard.
Friendship Circle, an organization for special needs children which was founded and run by Chabad Shluchim, is currently in 4th place with 51,004 votes.
First, allow me to express my surprise and awe that a Jewish / Orthodox / Ultra Orthodox / Haredi / Chassidic / Lubavitch organization would put up such a fight against these established non-profits with mass following and audience.
The fact that we – yes, every Jew and Lubavitcher is part of us – got so high is already a social media Kiddush Hashem.
But my second point: the #1 spot has 89,707.
I think to myself there are only 24 hours left in this competition and “we” are struggling to put together another 50,000 votes to comfortably push Friendship Circle to #1?!
I wasn’t sure where to turn, I really wanted to get this off my chest, so I turn to what I think the best choice is: COLlive.com.
Dear readers, perhaps you don’t have the financial means right now to give the tzedaka like you’d want to, but here is the perfect easy opportunity to go online and vote for Friendship Circle.
While the achdus Lubavitch and the Shluchim have shown here is unprecedented, and I know of many who are working their guts off, people in the know estimated that some 50% did not vote yet.
We have a unique opportunity to show that we are big enough to win this competition and show the world the great work we do and the tremendous positive effect we have on the people we serve.
Please, get people involved. It’s a 29-second process. Tell your friends, your neighbors and your co-workers. We can do this.
Go to www.VoteFC.com
(PS: COLlive, thank you for giving me the opportunity to express my feelings. I want to stress that I do not work for Friendship Circle of Michigan, nor do I have any affiliation with Friendship Circle chapters. I do have family and friends with special needs.)