(*Update* 8-18-2010. I've decided to remove the "Donate" button on the right side of the site, but am leaving this blog up because it's an honest part of the journey. Thank you to those who donated (it did help) and thank you to all of you who are a part of MyPeace.TV. If you want to contribute to the growth of the site, a great way to do that is through our Gift Shop. Thanks again!)
Dear Peacemakers and Friends,
On 8-8-08, I launched MyPeace.TV with the intention of bringing together as many people as possible for the purpose of co-creating a happier, healthier and more peaceful world through media. As I write this now (almost 2 years later) I feel a deep sense of gratitude for all of you who have chosen to be a part of this. So far, over 4100 of you have joined because you connected with the idea that all forms of media can be used to heal, uplift and unify humanity. With over 2600 videos, 9000 photos, and 1100 blogs shared, MyPeace.TV has become a valuable resource for all those interested in exploring our greatest individual and global potential. I'm very grateful for the sponsors and affiliates who have helped to keep this going, and for those of you who I've worked closely with in the creative development of this site... it could not have grown as it has without your energy, advice and compassion. After investing lots of time and thousands of dollars into MyPeace.TV, I have no regrets, except not being able to put more into it. Because of my current financial situation, I can't invest into the site like I used to and have been trying to figure out what to do. After speaking with friends, and giving it much thought, I've decided to ask for help and place a "Donate" button toward the top right side of the site. If you can afford it, and are inspired to contribute (a non-tax-deductible donation), here is what you would help us do:
*Pay the monthly maintenance fees for the site
*Have more features
*Pay to advertise MyPeace.TV again, which would attract many more members (most of you found the site through ads on facebook)
*Continue to support and promote various peacemakers, film makers, artists and organizations doing good work
*Share and feature more inspirational content
*Create original content focused on inner, outer, individual and global peace
*Host music events for peace and air them live on the internet
*Promote initiatives such as the petition on facebook for more positive news
*Have contests inspiring more people to use media for the greater good
I'm sure more will be added to the list, but hopefully this gives you a clear idea of how your donation would help. If you can't afford to contribute now, I completely understand and I appreciate you for just being here. However, if you can and want to contribute (1, 5, 10$ or more) please click here.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and for all you do to make the world a better place.
With Love and Gratitude,
P.S. If you'd like to donate, but don't have a paypal account, it's ok..simply click on the link toward the bottom left side of the donation page..
P.P.S. As a gift, I'm now offering free downloads of my music on facebook, including the latest single "I Love" which you can also download on the right side of the site :)
"Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life?" ~Martin Luther King, Jr.