Hey Danny fans,
Meghan and I have been discussing that we want to do something special for Danny’s birthday this year. And in our discussion of many ideas, we decided that we didn’t just want it to come from us, but from all of Danny’s fans. So, we’ve come up with two great ideas, and we’re hoping that all of you awesome Danny fans will want to participate!
I. A special birthday video with messages from fans
I’m hoping to collect enough material from fans to put together a special video for his birthday. So, in order to do this, I’m hoping that anyone who wants to contribute can choose to submit one of the following: a video of themselves wishing Danny a happy birthday and anything else appropriate you’d like to say or a written message wishing Danny a happy birthday and anything else appropriate you’d like to say. If you choose to submit a video, please make sure it’s no longer than 10 or 15 seconds. And if you choose to submit a written message, please make sure it’s no longer than a small paragraph. Along with your written message, you are more than welcome to submit a photo of yourself, too, if you would like. Whether you choose to submit a video or a written message, please include your name (first is fine) and where you are from, as well as your twitter handle, if you have one and would like to. Please save all video files in .avi or .mp4 format and upload them to a file sharing site such as sendspace.com or dropbox.com, so that I can easily download them. All submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is April 1st, 2014, that way I can have the last two weeks before his birthday to create the video.
II. Donations to the Joyful Heart Foundation
We realize that not everyone can afford to make a donation, but we are hoping that some fans, including ourselves are able to make a donation in honor of Danny’s birthday to the Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization that Danny himself, as well as SVU and the other cast members support. To make a donation using your credit card visit https://secure.joyfulheartfoundation.org/page/contribute/default. Unfortunately, the only method of payment accepted on their site is a credit card. There is additional information on their website on how to contribute by mail or over the phone, if you wish to donate that way instead. You can choose one of the set amounts to donate, or choose any amount of your own, the minimum amount accepted being $10. To make sure that JHF and Danny both know that we’re donating in honor of his birthday, please fill out the Honor Someone with Your Contributionsection as follows:This contribution is in honor of… from the drop down box, then in the box that says Honoree Name, please put Danny Pino, and then in the Comments box, you can write something such as “in honor of his birthday.” To keep track of how much we raise and if you would like to receive thanks and recognition for your donation, please send proof (screen shot of transaction details or email of receipt/confirmation) of your donation to email@example.com. For your own privacy, please make sure you remove any personal information from your proof of donation. Please make donations by April 14th, 2014, so that we know how much we’ve raised and are able to recognize all that do donate (if you want us to), when we post the video and “Happy birthday” on the site the next day.
Please pass this around to any and all fans of Danny that you know of, but try not to let it get back to Danny, as we would like it to be a surprise! I can’t wait to see everyone get involved in helping this make an awesome birthday for Danny!
Have a wonderful day!