A Manitoba man has set out on a year-long quest to raise $100,000 for an animal charity -- starting with just a dog bone. Ryan DeLong, a 26-year-old gas company employee, launched his project, called, "Bigger and Better for Animals," inspired by the creator of the One Red Paperclip blog who traded his way to a new house in 2005. And he's already making progress, says Metro News Canada:
"I do have a goal in mind, and it's $100,000 in the matter of a year," said DeLong, who, in just four trades since he began his program on Christmas Day is up from a ten cent Milk-Bone to a pair of spa gift certificates worth $325. "I think it's definitely possible. At the rate we're going already, we're doing better than (One Red Paperclip creator Kyle MacDonald) did at this point.
DeLong plans to donate his final trade to the WSPA, an organization that fights animal cruelty.