Monday, March 3, 2008
Resource Idea: Change Machine
This thing would be a cardboard box that looks like a change machine. People would put bills (or coins) in it, but instead of receiving an equivalent value of money in return, they would receive a card telling them what difference their money will make. The "receipt" would tell how much they helped us buy a book, dvd, or sponsor a speaker. If relevant, it could even tell how much the money will directly impact slavery (e.g., "It costs, on average, ___ to free a slave; your money helped to free ____ slaves/of a slave."). The receipt could also contain contact information for us or for the original Free the Slaves. The machine itself could have information on it that tells about the state of slavery around the world.