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Please help me to become a "REVERSE MILLIONAIRE" giving 50% of my profits to "micro-philanthropy". Small projects doing big things!

I used to collaborate on large scale Public Art projects working with inner city youth. We built, installed and sold Adirondack chairs. We were "The Green Chair Project".

These days I mostly work on my own sculptures. It keeps me sane. I love bending metal. It's an amazing feeling when it comes alive within your own hands.

I've come to realize that I need to get back into "doing good" with my work.
Recently, I've made a bargain with myself:
WITH EACH AND EVERY SALE I WILL GIVE 50% OF THE PROFIT AWAY!

My goal is to become a "Millionaire".
The reasons for doing…

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  • Joined November 9, 2011

Favorite materials

metal, wood, found objects

About

Please help me to become a "REVERSE MILLIONAIRE" giving 50% of my profits to "micro-philanthropy". Small projects doing big things!

I used to collaborate on large scale Public Art projects working with inner city youth. We built, installed and sold Adirondack chairs. We were "The Green Chair Project".

These days I mostly work on my own sculptures. It keeps me sane. I love bending metal. It's an amazing feeling when it comes alive within your own hands.

I've come to realize that I need to get back into "doing good" with my work.
Recently, I've made a bargain with myself:
WITH EACH AND EVERY SALE I WILL GIVE 50% OF THE PROFIT AWAY!

My goal is to become a "Millionaire".
The reasons for doing such, is so I can give most of it away. I figure the only way I'll ever be one is to become a "REVERSE MILLIONAIRE".

That is to say that I have to start giving away money NOW! and by the time I reach a million dollars donated then I will have indeed become that millionaire.

This is a humble venture, my plan is to celebrate "MICRO-PHILANTHROPY"

Here are a few links to projects I truly believe in:
http://theparadigmproject.org/
http://www.upworthy.com/want-to-help-end-the-suffering-of-more-than-half-a-billion-children?c=ufb1
http://www.kiva.org/about/how
http://www.jaipurfoot.org/
http://www.lifesaversystems.com/what-we-do/help-us-help-them
http://thebullyproject.com/
http://www.halftheskymovement.org/

This is a new plan for me and I'll do my best to achieve it.

You can see more of my work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/joesisson/sets/
Thanks for looking

My best,
Joel
PS If you are in the Mpls/St Paul metro area I will deliver and install for free.

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