So, something popped up in my Facebook feed this morning while I was waiting at the auto shop. The "suggested" article, showed Meryl's face and the headline read something to the effect of "join Meryl Streep on the red carpet." Out of mild curiosity, I clicked on the link and sure enough, Omaze was promoting a chance to join Streep on the red carpet for the premiere of Florence Foster Jenkins (no info on when the actual date is, unfortunately). I assume it'll be in New York City.
I had never heard of Omaze.com nor of the 'RED' campaign, so before considering a donation, I did a little further investigation. Turns out Omaze is a legit site that pairs with non-profit organizations to provide potential donors the chance at a "once-in-a-lifetime" experience. Bono started RED in 2006 to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa, where 2/3 of the those infected worldwide live. In exchange for a donation, my name is now in a random drawing to join Meryl at the premiere. I've included the details below. It's a good cause and enticing opportunity. I can barely imagine how I'd react if my name were actually drawn, but with a $100 donation, my name is in the hat 1000 times. And I got a t-shirt.
Omaze website with details on how to enter to meet Meryl