Strom cache for kidz *Donations Welcome*
Hello Fellow StromTroopers ,
Ok , here is another one for you . I have been thinking about this for some time now , and have come to the conclusion that now is a good time to launch this one .
This is yet another Cache but with a twist . I will apologize to our Canadian neighbors ahead of time on this one due to foreign exchange issues .
Here's how this one works . I am sure we all are plenty aware of the number of kidz in despare , and how that number grows tremendously each and every day . Well , with that said , I'd like to toss one out there that might allow all of us to maybe help make a difference to a kid come next Christmas .
The thought here is to do a Cache Box on the basis of a Travel Bug concept . in other words , no stashing this box . It can only be passed off hand to hand , Trooper to Trooper .
There will be a brass tag on a lanyard in a small green water tight Otter box with a small notebook to be used as a log book for Troopers who carry the Cache for Kidz . We'll also use the same program as the Cache/Tag game we have going on as far as a each rider will place in the box a small token for the next rider to keep . Each rider should put some small item in the box so riders can possess a piece of memorabalia of his/her efforts .
Now , the part for the KIDZ . Each Trooper who carries the Cache for KIDZ box should place a monetary donation . I personally reccommend a 5 dollar bill . You can make a larger offering if you so choose , but it seems we can all part with the 5 bux pretty easy . Riders can also do something like gift cards from retail stores in the box if they like .
I will start the box off with a $50.00 gift card from Target and a small cash offering as well . I will log the date I depostied the gift and how much the value of it is . When I pass it off to the next Trooper , that Trooper will take his small token . Then at his/her convenience , place their offering in the box . I hope this is making sense .
I am going on a New Years Day ride with the Christian Motorcyclist of America , Hendersonville NC Chapter 520 . I will carry the Cache for KIDZ box throughout the ride . I am hoping for another Trooper in the group to pass it off to after the ride . If not , I'll be looking to meet up with someone real soon . Maybe this weekend if all goes well .
I really don't think we should set a definite time limit on how long a Trooper possesses the box . Just if that you acquire the Cach for KIDZ box, let's try our best to keep it moving as much as possible .
The objective here is this .... Let's keep this thing moving all year long in the USA . When 2 weeks before Thanksgiving gets here in 2009 , and wherever , and or whoever has possession of the box , that person can post up what city and or town the Cache for KIDZ box is in . The Trooper can also post up a few options for someone or some organization to donate our gift to . We can set up a poll through the forum and then Troopers , whether they carried the box or not can vote on where the gift goes . We would like to see the gift presented to the recpient as close to the day after Thanksgiving as possible in order for some unfortunate child/children to have a Merry Christmas in 2009 .
How does this sound guys . Hopefully we have an " all in " situation here . If this sounds like something you guys might want to do , I say let's get it moving . But hey look , money is a funny thing at times . So I propose a few easy ground rules . Let's not have a box packed with 5 dollar bills . If it gets bunched up that way , the rider who has possession can exchange them for larger bills of course . Gift cards are cool . But if you offer them , be sure they have no expiration date and no fees to use them . Wal-Mart , Target , K-Mart and places like that do not expire .
Also , if this thing gets really excited ( which I hope it does ) and the box gets overwhelmed with gifting , riders can hold excess gifting in their possesion till time comes to collect it all up and offer to a recipient . Let's just post up what we are holding if that happens so we can keep up with it . As the day gets closer to offering our gift to someone , we'll need to pay attention a little bit to the thread to see that all gets there in one lump in a timely manner .
Each rider will need to log in the log book and post on the forum the total of the box's worth before he passes it off . Look folks , this could be really fun and allot could be raised for someone . I personally am partial to helping the abused kids in this world and would like to see some strong effort .
Be creative here folks . Folks that are doing long tours might think about trying to get some form of Strom Cache for KIDZ sponsorship per mile they ride sort of pledge thing going . There are tons of options so be creative .
Again , if we end up raising nominal funds that just don't make sense for the box to contain , we can figure out who all might be willing to hold giftings along the way . Let's just see how far , how fast and how much good we can do where . The not knowing of the end result is quite interesting to me . I suppose we have several months to ponder who might end up with our efforts . In the end , and if at all possible we'd like to see a photo of the group of KIDZ , or kid it benefited if at all possible .
I'd like some feedback on yoru thoughts on this folks . Although even if you think it is a terrible idea , I am still launching this tomorrow on Jan 1st 2009 .
Wes ... aka ... PO-SLOKE
p.s. I'll post pics of the box and the ride report tomorrow evening after I get back . Thanks allot folks .
[B][I][COLOR="Red"][SIZE="4"]One day I'll have another DL1000 . I MISS YOU ALL !.[/SIZE][/COLOR][/I][/B]
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