Adults Helping Kids

Thursday, April 2, 2015


I have received some comments advising me it is immoral to be raising financing for a project on the back of a foundation for children. My response to this criticism is as follows: 

My wife and I have traveled to a number of third world countries and have seen the effects of poverty on families, particularly children.  Over the years, we have contributed to charities for children, supported a child from age 3 to teenage years in a 3rd world country through an international organisation, have raised money for an orphanage in Thailand ( and created from scratch, a sailing program for children at a local yacht club that we ran for 8 years where many children from low income families were taught to sail at no cost. 

The idea for a children's character came to me many years ago as a way of providing ongoing income to a foundation that would have a board of directors, independent of the business,  distributing the foundation funds to worthy causes that benefit children, anywhere in the world.

As in any business, overheads have to be covered, shareholders are entitled to a return on their money and there has to be funds set aside for company growth. In this regard, my pledge to persons who support Greanwold's World either through our Kickstarter program or as investors is; I will ensure that it is children who will mainly benefit from Greanwold. Once we are up and running, a portion of every membership dollar, a portion of every Greanwold item sold and a healthy portion of the eventual sale of the Greanwold brand will go to the foundation.

I hope this clarifies matters.

Even though it has taken a long time for Greanwold to develop some traction, in my world, persistence pays off. Thomas Edison got it right. 

Five percent of the people think; 
ten percent of the people think they think; 
and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” 
― Thomas A. Edison

Please, comments gratefully accepted.

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