I want to share something with all of you that I’m REALLY not proud of. Last month, my T-Mobile bill reported that I had used 1877 text messages of my unlimited monthly text message plan. The month before: 1538. Before that: 1603. This means, because admitting you have a problem is the first step, that I average roughly 62.5 text messages a day! What I’m trying to say here is: I TEXT A LOT! Luckily for Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, so does just about everyone else.
The Richie Madden Children’s Foundation has just launched a new text messaging campaign to help build a playground for Beyond Shelter – a non-profit organization that provides permanent housing and support services for homeless families with children.
According to their website: “We’re pleased to announce the launch of TEXT CHILD to 90999, a new campaign to raise funds to help kids through a new kind of fundraising – with a simple text message. Each text message donates $5, billed to your phone bill. This is the first time that a text campaign has been done by mass media like this, so we’re excited to see how much we can raise!”
So hop on that phone and help build these kids a playground! Simply text the word “CHILD” to 90999…or if you’re me, text the word “CHILD” 1877 times!