The Hope for Pahokee Kickstarter reached its funding goal of 35k yesterday afternoon and keeps climbing, at roughly 37.5k at the time of this post. Just because it is funded doesn't mean you can't still contribute, though. Any extra money will I'm sure be put to good use by Tae in his efforts to help his hometown. You can contribute here:
This will be the last of my daily updates. I've been posting them for a week now and I would have to assume that pretty much everyone has had the chance to read them and learn about the charity and contribute in some way had they wanted. The mods have been very kind to allow the promotion of the charity to this point but with the goal having been met, I didn't want to overstay my welcome, if you will.
I just wanted to close by saying how inspiring this last week has been for me personally. I don't have any personal connection to Pahokee, #Eating, or Tae, but the opportunity to make a difference was hard to pass up. I got goosebumps watching the donations accrue several times and yesterday, when the ticker moved to $35,010, the feeling I had was akin to the final seconds of a Michigan victory on the field (against a team other than UMass). Watching the great teamwork and seeing firsthand the collective financial power of the MGoCommunity that helped a young man reach his goal has given me faith in the world, as trite as that may sound. If you have helped in any way, be proud.
God bless the University of Michigan. Go Blue.