We all know how much I love shameless plugs.  Well, today I’m not plugging, I’m begging!

I’ve qualified for the opportunity to win a $25,000 grant through the Pepsi Refresh Project to fund the creation of books I’ve written that teach kids the basics of financial education.  Apparently, even though I thought I knew a lot of people, I’m quickly falling in the rankings.  I have the month of August to make it into the top 10.  Please bare with me through the month as I attempt to get there.

Here are a couple calls to action:

1. Please set a reminder for yourself to vote online as well as vote via text.  Text 101260 to Pepsi (73774).  You get one vote with each per day.

2. Spread the word! If you have a Facebook, Twitter, gchat, or LinkedIn accounts, please post throughout the month urging others to support! If you have a blog or other such network, please share it with that audience.

3. If you have any media contacts (radio, news, etc) who would be interested in a public interest story about education, finance, and/or entrepreneurship, please contact me at darrah@thebetwixter.com.

4. Finally, if you have social media or other marketing/PR skills that you’d be willing to donate to me for the month to help get the word out, I’d be forever grateful.

However you can help means more to me than I can express.  It’s really daunting trying to amass enough votes, so every little bit helps!