Want 15 minutes with former prime minister Ehud Olmert to tell him what you
think of him?
The nonprofit organization Aleh is offering a video chat with
as the prize in an unconventional online raffle that will help fund a
mobility hoist that provides safe and dignified transport of children with
In the chat, the winner will be able to converse
with the former prime minister for 15 minutes.
The raffle is being run by
Wizeo, a revolutionary new fundraising platform that allows donors to interact
directly with a well-known figure through a video chat as a reward for donating
to a charity of the figure’s choice.
The platform is designed to simplify
raising money for initiatives worldwide.
The month-long raffle, which
begins Wednesday, can be entered by donating a minimum of a dollar to Aleh,
Israel’s largest network of residential facilities for children with severe
physical and cognitive disabilities.
Boston-based Wizeo cofounder Guy
Bauman stressed that Olmert had the power to stop the call at any
“Olmert is involved in advancing new technologies, so we thought he
would be a good fit,” Bauman said.
“We’re not identifying ourselves with
issues hanging over Olmert or to make a political statement, just to make
interesting people available for important causes.”
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