Humanity Gives Orphan Appeal Orphan Kind Orphan Black Sales Strategy
Now I must confess I was talking to a group of whom I consider close family friends, but I think they may not be as polite in describing my relationship towards them.I was attempting to raise funds from them and I invited them to a newly opened fusion restaurant in Birmingham, after the starters I decided to bring up the issue of raising funds for the Humanity Gives Orphan Appeal.There were four of them my sister, my cousin and two friends, James and Abdul.
I could see the reticent look on their faces the rolling of the eyes as to say “Not again… please talk about Orphan Black” I overheard my sistermurmuring.
“Orphan Black is a great documentary” I continued.“On Netflix.” I finished as quickly as I had begun and that was all I could think of, having watched a season or two I had forgotten. I recalled it was based upon a young lady who has multiple cloned sisters. I then turned tact and thought I‘d use the religious persuasion.
Luckily for me the dinner plates were more engaging as they filled their bellies with a hearty dish of rice, stuffed peppers and sautéed vegetables. I was effectively free to seek divine intervention and Google spoke with a quote from the bible.
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” I thought James would appreciate this and he did look up smiled and returned to filling his face.
And the Quran, my sister, cousin and Abdul covered, I thought says “They ask thee what they should spend in charity. Say: Whatever ye spend that is good is for parents and kindred and orphans and those in want and for.”
“Thank you Google”. I thought.
“What do you want the money for?” Abdul raised his face, and broke the uncomfortable silence,most of the plates were empty and then I had all four staring at me as did the waiters as I was standing for most of the meal.
“The Money is for the Orphanage in Morocco it is a charitable organisation” I continued. “Humanity Gives Orphan Appeal supports these orphanages there’s actually 36 orphanges dotted around the country and I am raising funds for teaching staff as well as medical equipment especially wheelchairs for children. ”
Why are you quoting the Bible? Asked James.I thought the religious approach may get you excited or motivated to dig deep.
“It doesn’t” my cousin Rubina stated “In fact it’s boring, how much do you need just tell us.”
Well I was thinking of £5 per month subscription, I spoke hesitantly and to my surprise all 4 took up the offer and filled the application forms,that I conveniently had on my person.
Note to self…. Sometimes it makes sense to talk straight than beating about the bush trying to develop clever strategies.