We've got an opportunity to help the site, a member of our community, as well as make the world just a little better. I'll try to keep it brief, and I hope by the end, I'll be able to persuade you.
A dear friend of mine owns a small music shop. He's doing everything he can to try to help inspire change in an industry that is laden with issues. Many instruments and music supplies that are sold around the area we live are manufactured abroad, by companies that pay their employees so little that the employees are basically slaves. What he's done is made sure that as much as he can of what he offers is made by people who are being paid a fair wage. I believe in what he's doing so much, that I'm actually going to be joining him as a business partner, combining this site and his shop to make the world a little better.
Right now, he has an opportunity to receive a grant for $100,000, which would help propel this business ahead by years overnight, helping him pay for things like a delivery van, purchasing a broader inventory, and even hiring a few employees. That's where you guys come in. In order to be considered for this grant, he needs at least 250 votes on this page. It does require a Facebook account to vote, but you don't have to post or share anything. All we ask is that you use your real Facebook account, just to avoid making it look to the selection committee that we may have rigged the vote. And if we do receive this grant, I promise, some awesome things will come to the site.
Thank you guys so much for being awesome.