THE SILLY FUND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Silly Fund is our own home grown charity.
THE LOWDOWN: You donate money to The Silly Fund. When a milestone is reached a humiliation is enacted AND a charitable deed is done.
POSSIBLE EARLY EXAMPLE: We reach $500. Heath gets half his head shaved. We take a bunch of homeless people out for a banquet.
POSSIBLE LATER EXAMPLE: We reach $5,000. Doug does the Cumber bund Streak through town. We buy some goats and herd them to the next village where we donate them.
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THANKS TO ALL THE HONORABLE DELEGATES FOR THEIR GENEROUS DONATIONS!
EACH WHITE LINE REPRESENTS A $500 MILESTONE. A MILESTONE REACHED IS A HUMILIATION ENACTED AND A CHARITABLE DEED DONE!
Our charity’s not just about giving, we like to think it's also about entertaining. For every donation milestone we achieve, you will be able to vote on which humiliating fate Heath and/or Doug will enjoy next. Then, depending on the location and resources, a charitable venture will be proposed.
SEE SOME EXAMPLES OF HUMILIATIONS AND CHARITABLE VENTURES...
THE SILLY FUND PLEDGE
"When you donate to The Silly Fund, we promise that 100% of the money will go to entertaining, yet charitable actions for the benefit of humanity."
THE SILLY FUND FAQ's
WHAT IS THE SILLY FUND?
We debated on various charities to raise money for, but decided we wanted something different, so we decided to start our own charity called The Silly Fund. The principle aim of the Silly Fund is to connect the giver to the recipient more closely than ever before. As this is the world's first interactive mission, our audience, even if they have no money to donate, will have the ability to:
vote on how how to humiliate Heath and Doug AND how the collected money is spent.
see video and photographic proof, read our journals and give feedback about how the project is going.
IS IT REALLY THAT SILLY?
Charity troubles us. We both contributed to charity in 2006, but all too often charity seems to be an overly serious guilt trip designed to make you weep your hard earned dosh into a bucket.
The aim of The Silly Fund is to use entertainment to encourage donations. If charities offered more than just a moral incentive, then funding would go up and the world would be a better place. We also believe that if charity could be a little more light hearted then people would hardly notice the money flying out of their pockets into the hands of someone who really needs it.
ISN’T THIS JUST A SCAM TO GET SOME FREE TRAVELLING DOLLARS?
Absolutely not! How insulting! In fact to prove the point, we are chipping in US$50 each which proves that The Silly Fund is actually costing us money. We will be 100% transparent about the spending and keep records of our actions. In the name of transparency we’ve created a breakdown of how The Silly Funds money will be spent:
100% Of the money will go into charitable projects that bring giver and receiver closer together and improve international relations in this crazy world of ours.
CAN I GUARANTEE WHICH PROJECT YOU’LL BE DOING?
This is a mostly democratic process, i.e. we'll take suggestions from our audience and their votes through online polls.
However, If you are a big time donator and want to give enough money (and/or items needed) to fully fund a larger project, including one of your own description, we will put it up for it's own public vote. If the project wins the public majority, which is quite likely if the idea is good, then we’ll naturally be your well dressed puppets - in a completely non-literal, non-sexual sense, of course.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE'S ANY MONEY LEFT OVER AT THE END OF THE TRIP?
At the end of our trip, any left over funds in The Silly Fund will be donated to a charity that will be chosen through an online poll.