Friday, September 02, 2005

Two New Ideas

It's late, I haven't had a good night's sleep in a week, and I leave for Houston in four hours...but who am I to complain? I've worked alot harder before for causes I believed alot less in. I just came up with two ideas that could potentially raise money and awareness for the relief and recovery efforts.

1. The Fleur-de-lis car decal

I'm sure all of you have seen thousands of yellow ribbons on the backs of cars in the support of our troops overseas. Why don't we take that idea and extend it to the unmistakeable symbol of our great city (and my mother's favorite jewelry design)....the Fleur-de-lis. I don't know who was behind the original yellow ribbon effort, but it looks like is selling boatloads of them, and they even have a fundraising section on their website. Just another idea that I encourage someone to explore.

2. The Online Poker Scheme

Whether or not you agree with the pervasiveness of online gambling in our nation, it is a fact that online poker is one of the fastest-growing and profitable businesses on the web. I'm sure these websites' volumes are down since the disaster hit, since people are probably finding it harder to justify leisurely gambling. However, if we convinced the poker companies to start publicizing charity tournaments (where a percentage of the pot went to the relief efforts), they may be able to make up in volume what they would be giving to those in need. Three of the largest poker sites are Ultimatebet, Party Poker and PokerStars. I encourage someone to at least contact these companies about the idea.

Thank you.


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Anonymous zach said...

looks like they are already doing the poker idea:

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Blogger Julia Ann & .Dot said...

Just wanted to know if this ever happened. I'm watching another Katrina movie and decided to see what's happened since '05. Did you ever get a "Support NOLA" decal created?

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