Date: Wed, 14 Dec 94 18:21:14 PST
Subject: Holiday Spirit
Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
[WARNING: Good Will Alert! Actually, an invitation to generate junk mail
seems like a present to the giver ... spamming with an excuse, as it were. -psl]
Forwarded-by: Jeanne Pietrzak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Here's a holiday idea:
Want to do a kind thing for some hungry kids this holiday season?
If not, press delete now. If you have a heart and a minute, read on.
Sun Microsystems is donating $0.10 to a food bank each time an Internet
user sends an email msg to any (or all) of the three addresses below:
Doesn't matter what the msg contains; it could be an empty msg, full of
invisible holiday spirit. Pick your favorite and send email there a few
times. If *everyone* on the net were to BCC all three addresses with every
msg they posted to a list for one day, the counter would top out almost
instantly, so this is like a weird and wonderful test of Mass Human Kindness.
You can do your part to help big fat international corporations make
good on their Promises of donations to charities. It only takes 250,000
msgs to reach the $25,000 Sun promised to donate to a Bay Area food bank
for homeless families. Other corporations are donating to selected causes,
including a banking firm in Washington DC that will donate up to $5,000 to
the Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage (only 50,000 msgs...li'l baby
birdies...furry baby rabbits... c'MON now! :)
Other corporations are participating too: any firms wishing to add matching
funds should contact Luther Brown at <email@example.com>. The
announcement's in the Dec 94 Advanced Systems magazine (pg 22). Who knows,
someday you might see companies all across the globe donating part of their
obscene profits to children's charities in Sarajevo, San Francisco, Manila,
Mogadishu, Bombay, Moscow, Port-au-Prince, Bucharest, Shanghai, Rio de
Janeiro... everywhere Santa stops in.
Remember: any user can send multiple msgs, so please be counted at least
_once_, OK? There are not many such opportunities to directly affect
something with your computer, and it doesn't take the Compassion of
Siddhartha to see what's good about putting food in the mouths of little
children with no home, wherever they are.
© 1994 Peter Langston