Alison Eastwood, daughter of Clint Eastwood, is doing just that. She holds the belief that the small things people do for other animals can make a huge difference. So, Ms. Eastwood is running a crowdfunding campaign for the organization LoveAnimals.org to help Chimp Haven raise the funds they need to care for the 110 chimps the government has already released and to expand to take in the remaining 200.
Her campaign is interesting because it caters to the "slactivists", those people who want to make a difference but don't because they don't have the time or money to do something big. But, that's no problem, as her campaign encourages anyone who's interested to donate as little as $2. A tiny action for the greater good which, when combined with everyone else's contribution of any amount, can make a huge difference.
Alison's campaign is an important one in that she's providing us with an opportunity to repay in small ways the debt we owe these chimpanzees who sacrificed so much on our behalf. By showing people that they need only take one small action, Alison is ensuring something else, namely, that people will act quickly. This is crucial because some of the chimpanzees still in captivity are expected to die before they can breathe the fresh air of the outdoors. When it comes to getting them out of laboratories and into sanctuary, there is no time to waste. And, it is exciting and heartening that it is working. Several people, myself included, are choosing to take a small action to support Alison's efforts. We can help her spread the word about her campaign and so we will. And, I'm sure, the chimpanzees will thank us for our efforts on their behalf.