midgerock wrote:I know its not a happy joy-joy design because I felt the theme's inspiration was more serious then cutesy and full of jokes.
This is probably true. I know the Sierra Club has those people that go around and knock on your door and play the sympathy card, trying to use guilt as a way to persuade people to care (my roommate did it for them for 1 day then realized he didn't want to be that "guy"). Personally, I think trying to make people feel guilty (for not caring or for not helping) is a horrible, widely used method. I presume, the main confusion is that these groups think that people are unaware when in fact, almost everyone is aware of this issue (if they have any form of media) but do not truly care. I chose to show something beautiful in hopes people would start caring on there own free will. Every donation I have ever made, I went to the organization on my own terms. Not once have I donated when an organization has come to me. Awareness isn't the issue anymore in my opinion; now its a lack of interest, consideration, and heart.
Sorry for the rant... touchy subject I guess.