Target: Sam Simon, celebrity and philanthropist
Goal: Thank The Simpsons co-creator for his massive charitable donations
Sam Simon, co-creator of The Simpsons, recently donated most of his $100-million-plus fortune to charities in need. The 59-year-old mogul was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012 and given three months to live by medical professionals. Since then, Simon has donated time and money to several causes he believes in, and has defied his prognosis. While Simon hasn’t beaten cancer, it looks like he will live well into 2015.
He established the Sam Simon Foundation, a charity dedicated to rescuing dogs and training them as service animals to help disabled veterans and deaf people. He donated to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a prominent animal advocacy group with which he teamed up with to buy out a chinchilla farm. Instead of killing them for their fur, Simon moved the chinchillas into bigger cages and sent them to various shelters to be adopted to new families.
Animals were not Simon’s only consideration when deciding what charities to fund. He also supported Feeding Families, an organization that purchases foods at wholesale prices to donate to the Food Banks of America. Save the Children, an international aid organization, also received donations from Simon. These donations will be used to support children in 120 developing countries.
These donations could improve the lives of millions of children and animals across the world. Animals will be rescued and adopted, while children will be fed and educated. Sign the petition below to commend Sam Simon on his choice of charities and thank him for his massive donations.
Dear Mr. Sam Simon,
Recently, you chose to donate a whopping $100 million to various animal welfare and children’s charities. The Sam Simon Foundation was established to rescue dogs, and you partnered with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to rescue thousands of chinchillas from a fur farm. Donations were made to Save the Children, an international children’s rights organization, as well as Feeding Families, which purchases and donates food to American Food Banks.
These donations will make a huge difference in the lives of millions of children by feeding and educating them and their families. Animals will benefit from rescue and rehabilitation paid for by your generous donations. We, the undersigned, thank you for your donations to these worthy charities and wish you good health for the future.
[Your Name Here]
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