So apparently 15 year old Jonas Harris really wants to spend an extra week at High Cascade Snowboard Camp because he went as far as creating his own fundraiser page and recording this video:
As I write this he’s raised $980 of the $1600 he’s requested.
Hate it or love it?
Unsurprisingly, he’s getting a lot of mixed responses. There are people donating and congratulating the kid for being pro-active and there are a lot of people hating on him because he’s essentially asking for people to fund his holiday.
Now I personally didn’t donate because honestly I thought the video was bland and didn’t say anything more than “I like snowboarding, please give me money so I can go snowboard.” I’d have been more likely to give him money if his video went more into why he loves snowboarding, his dreams, how he’s worked towards it, his goals etc. etc.
However, I have no problems with what him trying to do a kickstarter type fundraiser to get money for snowboarding. Sure it’s a ‘1st world problem’ but so are most of our problems and I can’t fault the kid for wanting to go to snowboard camp.
He saw an opportunity to try something and if he gets his money then good for him. That’s how most business in the world works and he’s not hurting anyone with his kickstarter project.
What do you think?