Random Act of Kid-ness: Archimedes Alliance

What if you could change the world with just 2 bucks?

Julien Leitner

Photo courtesy Leitner family via Portland Monthly

This week’s Random Act of Kid-ness comes to us from Portland, OR, where 14 year old Julien Leitner created a website called the Archimedes Alliance. Through this website, Julien’s goal was to ask 1 million people for just $2 each, with a goal of raising $2 million for different charities. Since he started over a year ago, every six months the Alliance has reached (and will, for 3 years) out to 1 million different people asking for the $2 donation. At the end of each six month period, all the money raised is donated to an organization selected by the contributors, and then the cycle begins again.

Julien has raised over $20,000 so far! You can read more about Julien and his idea here.

As always, we ask for your suggestions for our next RAK highlight. If you or someone you know is doing great things to change the world, we want to know!


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