This week we have the National Kidney Foundation as our DealGooder beneficiary of the week. Half of our profits will go straight to help them continue to do their research and help those that are affected by the disease. Click over to our website and subscribe to our emails to receive our great daily deals. See how you can save 50-90% on fun things to do, eat, and see in Orange County AND help National Kidney Foundation all at once.
This one got me…
Check out what the Orange County Business Journal is saying about DealGooder this month.
Our DealGooder deal of the day is the WetnWild 5K Run/Walk at Wild Rivers in Irvine, CA. For only $15, you get an individual registration for the August 27th Run/Walk at Wild Rivers. This epic race will end in Wild Rivers infamous Lazy River. The Chick-fil-A cow will be there as well running along side everyone with a crazy fun challenge.
Hop on over to our website, http://dealgooder.com/, and grab the deal for HALF OFF the registration price. This will be a run/walk that you and your friends will never forget.
Our beneficiary of the week is the Southern California Dachshund Relief. You know you chuckle a little when you see a cute little ‘weiner dog’ walking the streets, with their cute little tails, short legs, and long bodies, we all wished we had one. SCDR saves these little guys (and gals) from the streets in hopes of finding a new home for them.
Since 1994, SCDR has rescued, rehabilitated, and re-homed hundreds of dachshunds all around Southern California. You can help them by becoming a foster parent or adopting one permanently.
Hop on over to their website to see how you can help today http://www.scdr.org/
This week our goal is to raise $500 by the end of the week to help support the American Diabetes Association for their diabetes research, education and advocacy. Help us make this happen by buying one of our deals.
Visit us at DealGooder to buy our deal today, which is $49 for a rejuvenating clay mint mask + microdermabrasion at Amoderm, Newport Beach ($149 value)
DealGooder is looking for a super magnificant person to join our team as our events/social media intern. You will be working closely with the team to learn the in’s and out’s of having fun while helping us promote DealGooder
*Atleast 10 hours a week. 5 hours in office, 5 hours at home
*Familiar with social media, such as Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, etc
*Have a flexible schedule so you can hit the streets of Orange County to help us promote DealGooder
*Be energetic, hard-working, and most of all FUNFUNFUN!
*Unpaid, but we can give college credit if needed
This isn’t just another office job where you’re getting coffee and making copies. Although we do have a fancy Keurig, if you feel inclined to make us a cup.
If you are interested, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why you would be perfect for this internship
Our new window decal at the office. Loving the bright, fun colors that add that bit of oomph to our office. Don’t forget to honk or stop in if you’re passing by.
Our beneficiary this week is SPIN OC, which stands for Serving People In Need.
Their motto is “guiding Orange County’s homeless and working poor families and individuals to permanent housing, substance abuse recover and self sufficiency”.
Buy any deal this week thru Sunday to help us benefit their great cause.
Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approximately. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.
4 minutes later:
The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.
A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.
A 3-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly.
The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.
He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.
No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.
This is a true story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities.
The questions raised:
- In a common place environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?
- Do we stop to appreciate it?
- Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?
One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:
If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made…
How many other things are we missing?