Meet Caden. He’s about to turn 7.
And he desperately wants the Star Wars Lego Death Star for his birthday gift. But this awesome toy is priced at a cool $400 (yep, cue sharp intake of breath and slow whistle), and who’s got a spare few hundred bucks to spend on a seven year old? Sadly not many of us.
So Caden, in a stroke of genius, created a Gift Page for himself on Shareagift.com. Now, we have a sneaking suspicion he may have had some help with the text on this 😉 but even so we think it’s brilliant.
Caden worked out that if each of his family members save $0.30 a day til his birthday, they could each pitch in $25, and together afford to buy him his dream gift. So far he’s collected $155 and counting – go Caden!
In another lovely touch to coax along contributions he presented a brilliant argument for all the great things he’d learn as a result of his family’s contributions, namely:
– How to build something following instructions
– The story of Star Wars
– Design & architecture
– Improved hand-eye coordination and finger dexterity
– Sharing (with my brothers and you)
And what’s MORE, he then added a sweetner – in the form of update emails for his generous benefactors with funny anecdotes and facts about the Death Star – and later on pictures of him playing with it. Brilliant kid, brilliant.
In fact, we’ve decided this is such a great idea, we’re actually developing some new features in the Shareagift system to let everybody do this! So watch this space people, updates courtesy of Caden coming soon :-).