Alexander Skargard Birthday Charity Drive 2011

On average the Tall One gets between 1200 and 1800 cards from his loyal, loving fans on his birthday. (His birthday is August 25th) While it is true Alex loves his fans, would you have time to look at 1800 cards in one week…one month…ever? and WHAT would you do with 1800 cards? There is quite honestly no way to keep them so we end up with 1800 cards and envelopes in the trash, in the landfill and a huge Alex carbon footprint.

Lets think for a minute about how much money is spent on those 1800 cards. If we just say that each card costs $5.00 then we are talking $9000, but postage and handling bring that total closer to $10,000. $10,000 being dumped in to a landfill where it will cost countless thousands of dollars more to shred, mutilate and bury … and wait for decomposition. Knowing Alex fans, I suspect we aren’t buying the low dollar, bargain cards either so the total spent on greeting cards for his upcoming birthday will probably top $15,000.

We think of Alex as first and foremost a humanitarian (as well as just a dorky guy). So, for the third year in a row we contacted the Tall One and said…what would you like us to do this year. Once again he told us how happy he was with everything he has. He doesn’t need cards and gifts…he has you guys!!! He would prefer you to show your love for him in a different way. So, instead of putting all that hard-earned money into something that will only end up in a landfill why not use it to help put food on someone’s table.

This year’s Alexander Skarsgard Birthday Charity is the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. We are all aware that with the status of the economy tens of thousands of people across the country have either lost their jobs completely or have seen their hours cut back. While thousands of people look to places such as the food bank for assistance, the food bank has also suffered decreases in their donations. This year we ask only that you donate what you would have spent on a card and help us help those who need us most. If you can donate more, we are sure the food bank can put all donations to good use. As most of our followers know, we love doing our best for charity. Putting food on someone’s table, helping nourish and sustain a family for at least one meal, is a wonderful gift.

As an added bonus, we (meaning Jenna) will take everyone’s name who donates and sign it on one HUGE card that we will ship to Alex for his Birthday. We can guarantee that he will see that card and it will be something he can stand in his bedroom and know that his fans not only love him, but that his fans do good things in his name.

Now for the rules: We have a team page set up on the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank website for credit card payments. Payments made here go DIRECTLY to the food bank and the site will tally all the donations so we can keep track of how we are doing. For international donors and those who prefer a Paypal option, please click on the DONATE button at the bottom of this post.

IMPORTANT: Paypal donors will need to put “Alexander Skarsgard Birthday” in the comments section so we can add those to the total manually. There is a drop down + sign that says “is this gift in honor/tribute of someone”. Paypal donors must click on that and enter “Alexander Skarsgard Birthday” . (screencap image below)

Ok Skarsfam, lets hit our goal of $20,000, save some trees, reduce Alex’s carbon footprint, give HQ a mailroom break and raise some money!!!

To make a donation via paypal please click on the donate button below:To make a donation directly using credit card click link  here: 


 

10 thoughts on “Alexander Skargard Birthday Charity Drive 2011

  1. jennrz4

    As always an amazing man and an amazing charity.

    I have four children and for nine months of last year my husband was out of work. We got by the best we could but there were times when it was difficult figuring out how to feed four growing and hungry kids. We never said anything to our family or friends about how tight things got, but at one point someone anonymously donated a box of food to us. I cannot describe the feeling of relief and gratitude that stemmed from the simple act of being able to feed my family. In a perfect world no one would ever have to experience the panic and desperation of not knowing how you are going to feed your children, but the sad fact is that so many people are in that heart breaking circumstance at this very moment. It truly takes so little to affect so much. I hope everyone can find it in their hearts and wallets to support this charity.

    1. admin Post author

      Thank you so very very much for your comment! Yes I truly hope that fans will find it in their hearts to help out this wonderful cause. The economy being the way it is right now there are more and more people who do need help. I am so glad you were able to have someone donate a box to your family. Their kindness has touched your life and thank you for sharing this story (which really hit home with me as well) Money is always tight it seems but there is always a way to help out. thank you again for visiting! Yes I believe the fans will be amazing once again and this will be a successful charity drive! Wishing you and family much love and many blessings!

  2. Camila

    I’m so clumsy with technology… I made a donation but didn’t put any comments because I didn’t find the box xD I have the receipt, though… do I email it to you so you can add the donation manually?

    1. admin Post author

      Yes you can email and I will make sure it is added into the totals. There is a place in paypal where it asks if this is in honor or tribute-I believe it can be entered there. But since you hae already done the donation you can email the receipt and I’ll make sure they update! Thank you so very very much!! email: admin@skarsgardfans.com

  3. admin Post author

    Sorry this comment got stuck in my spam accidentaly:’
    Lisa Marie

    Cleared by AkismetSubmitted on 2011/08/12 at 2:45 pm
    Thanks for giving us the opportunity to help end hunger. It’s a great humanitarian effort. What a nice way for ASkars fans to share the love through the LA Regional Foodbank Charity Drive. Best wishes to those who are organizing this event. May this effort prosper to improve the welfare of many families! And thank you Alex for using your special day to bring hope to those in need!

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