Monday, January 2, 2012
This Is How It's Done!
For a long time now, I've always said how we never could have pulled off our Mission One project without the help of the Strong family. Taking us under their wing and offering us an opportunity to take shelter under the umbrella of The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation for purposes of collecting donations for our venture? It was game-changing.
It restored so much trust and faith in this community after what happened with the allegedly fraudulent contest that led to the creation of this group, and I believe it was by the grace of The GSF that the first Mission was accomplished in only 76 days. And though I know that at some point MiP will need to go its own way and become its own separate entity, its own non-profit group, I don't think there is any way I will ever be able to express my gratitude to the Strongs for what they did and continue to do.
Today they announced a new initiative of their own called Project Mariposa, where they will be giving away 50 iPads in 50 weeks to children with SMA. You can find all the details regarding their program over at their site, and for your convenience I have linked to today's blog post here. Be sure to read about a new app they are designing.
You heard me. An app THEY ARE CREATING. You can read about it by following one of the links on the Project Mariposa page. Its exciting stuff.
This...THIS...is inspiring. But then again, most of what Bill, Victoria and Gwendolyn do is. It will be fantastic to watch it all unfold over the course of the next several months.
On behalf of:
The Mission: iPossible! Group