“People wait until late in their career to give back. But why wait when there is so much to be done?” – Mark Zuckerburg (article)

Although Mark Zuckerburg, founder of Facebook, may not have been portrayed in the best light in the movie “Social Network,” he has taken a step forward towards a better light by pledging at least half of his fortunes to The Giving Pledge, a philanthropic campaign led by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates to get billionaires donating to charity. So far 57 billionaires around the world have joined The Giving Pledge.

It’s a great campaign and an inspiration to see people commit their wealth to philanthropy and serving those less fortunate. Certainly with all their money, they can make a large impact. But it doesn’t just have to be billionaires. Ordinary people, like you and I, can also make the moral commitment to give and help others in need. We started The Jubilee Project to tap into this collective spirit of philanthropy from our communities, that everyone and anyone of all backgrounds and financial means can do good in this world and make an impact as well.

Through videos and people like you who watch them, we have raised over $10,000 for various non-profit organizations and causes, ranging from helping deaf children to saving refugees from North Korean. None of this, however, would have been possible without you. We believe that with the power of social media, we can reach out to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. (Fun fact of the day: did you know that almost 30% of our views come from Singapore and Malaysia?) And we believe that with our energy and excitement to make this world a better place, we can collectively make an impact.

 

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