If nominated for the ALS / #IceBucketChallenge would it be #rude, #wrong or #insensitive to accept the challenge and donate the money to a different cause or charity?
I ask you to please understand that I am not trying to throw shade at the ALS Association, anyone who has ALS or anyone who has partaken in the challenge.
I thought long and hard about posting this question, but being that I like to challange the way people think I decided I would ask and expect to get some negative feedback, that’s cool.
Please understand that I’m not against donating and fundraising, in fact I have for year and still currently donate money to two charities on a monthly basis and I didn’t do it because it was cool or a trend, I did it because I could afford to and I believe in the causes as a result of the first hand impact they had on me and my family.
The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has swept North American social media and has translated into millions of dollars in new donations to battle the disease and has also raised awareness amongst (young) people.
The ALS Association said Monday it has received $15.6 million in donations since July 29 compared to the $1.8 million donated during the same period last year.
😳 $15.6 million dollars in less than a month, imagine what that could do for your favourite charity, organization, community or city…💭💭💭
**Again I don’t mean any disrespect to the ALS Association, anyone who has ALS or anyone who has partaken in the challenge, in fact I think that it is amazing that people are getting more involved and putting their money where their “Likes” are (meh made sense when I started to type it).