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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Drinkin’ for the Kids: A Bartender’s Birthday Fundraiser

Jason Littrell wants $3,200 for his birthday. But hang on, it’s not for him. The New York City-based bartender recently launched his “Drinkin’ for the Kids” campaign to raise money for Action Against Hunger USA with a grand goal to raise $3,200 by his 32nd birthday this November. From his fundraising page he says, “Instead of the free booze of a 32nd birthday party, I ask that you give a dollar, a penny, a yen, pound or shekel to feed the hungry.” Since launching his campaign on Monday he’s already nearing half of his overall goal, and with 50 days to go, there’s still plenty of time to contribute. “We've enjoyed a tremendous amount of success in our industry lately, and it's hard to believe that a very significant part of the world will never understand the luxury of running water at home...if they even have a home,” he says. “Let's build some water wells, buy some rice, and give a foot where we would have most likely only given an inch.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.