Christmas is coming up guys. It’s the time of year that seems to bring the best out of us sometimes. Most charities report that Christmas time is the single biggest time of year for donations to various causes… and that’s a great thing… but the problem is that January is the lowest time of the year.
There are a lot of families that need a lot of help in our world. I was reminded of this fact yesterday morning. I was too lazy to make breakfast for myself, so I walked over to my favorite area cafe to have a western omelet. While I was there I started talking to a guy about hockey (one of my favorite topics) who was just on a break and having coffee and I eventually found out his family was on assistance and using various food services at the moment. He was working 2 part time jobs that wasn’t enough to pay the bills. The guy finished his coffee and left to go back to work.
Walking home I was reminded of how lucky I am and how fucking good I have it… I forget that sometimes. Then, an idea hit me that I thought I’d share with you guys to see what you think about it…
We’re hardly celebrities here on The Movie Blog, so our scope of influence is really limited… but… that’s no excuse to not at least TRY something. And instead of forming the whole idea myself, I thought I’d throw out to you what I have so far, and then get your input on how to improve it. With me so far? Good. Here’s my idea so far…
What if in Mid-Jarnuary, we held a mini-Film festival (not a real one… just say… a day. Held at a location where we could play like 3 dvds, great modern/classic films and watch them all together, with break times in between where we could all talk about the films and discuss them.
Then, at some point we record a special Audio Edition with everyone there (like a live studio audience) and everyone gets to ask a question or make a comment live “on air”. Get to meet and hang out with all the Audio Edition guys and I’ll see what I can do about getting other people there too. Have a good meal together and see if we can’t raise money to go towards some form of family assistance charity (be it a food or shelter service). Just have a great day in general and help a couple of people along the way? What do you think?
So here’s what I need to know from you guys. Does this sound interesting to you? Would you be willing to drive a couple of hours to attend such an “event” for the day to have some fun and help some people? What could we do to improve this idea?
Look, like I said, we’re not celebrities and I know that… but why not see if we can all use our love of movies to improve our world even just a tiny little bit for some people? Fuck it, even if we only raised like $20, that would have been enough for a hot meal for that dude I met yesterday and his family. I think it’s worth it… or maybe I’m just naive. PLEASE leave your feedback. Cheers all!