The Story: Almost two decades ago Marc Gold discovered how much good he could do with very little money in poor places. He then set out on a mission to do just that after receiving donations from 100 of his closest friends. (This is just a teaser, please see his site for the whole story.) Now he’s built a large network of people worldwide who share a part in his story.
Target: The poorest of the poor. The hardest to reach. One reason we’re such a fan of Marc’s one-man-method is because he really targets the poorest of the poor. Often these are places or people larger NGOs and government programs have yet to reach. People in war torn areas, landfills, and post tsunami villages are a few examples. See the site.
Goal: Marc has a personal goal of raising $1 Million US and distributing it to the poor and needy.
Projects: Wide ranging and varied depending on the need. Everything from cleft palette surgeries to start up business loans to blankets for orphans.
Final Word: Check out the site below. ISOS considers Marc a big brother, a mentor, and outstanding example of self activism. Additionally, ISOS held The Dazzling Friends Charity Mixer in November 2008 to bring awareness and raise funds for Marc’s cause. Keep it up Marc!
Website: 100 Friends.org