If you’ve been around here long enough, you know that one of my passions is helping others.
It’s even in my tagline.
Over the years, I’ve kinda sorta (okay, not really) figured out the best way to do philanthropy through a blog, and I’ve learned that for as much as I want to fund raise all day, every day…it’s not the most effective way to go about things. Readers get burned out. Pockets get emptied. Bloggers get worn out (fundraising is HARD!). So instead of lots of little, constant things, I’ve decided to stick to just a couple big ones per year.
I have another fundraiser/series cooking up for next month, but in the meantime, I wanted to let you know about a couple of causes two dear friends of mine are working on:
My friend Jenny is participating in her second Buddy Walk. Donations support the Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association, and her goal is $500 this year.
Would you consider giving one dollar? Seriously. One.
If everyone who reads this today gave one dollar….we’d meet and exceed her goal. By several times.
A buck. Because seriously…look at that face! I want to squish her!
You can read more behind the effort at Jenny’s blog HERE.
And then this morning, I saw my sweet girl Mique (of Queen Bee fame) partnering with Kmart and No Kid Hungry.
Bloggers using their platform for good? BOOM.
I. friggin. love. it.
If you’re on Twitter, there will be a Twitter party on August 8 at Noon CDT. I’m gonna try and participate, so maybe I’ll see you there? (I’m @jeannettg)
As if that weren’t enough…you really want to pop over there…there’s an awesome free printable too. Because Miq is the queen of awesome printables.
Alright, Life Rearrangers…are you in?! Can we help support these two lovely ifIdosaysomyself girls? Summer is winding down, school is starting up, and it’s easy to get bogged down with all the crazy…let’s take a moment and help another out, yeah?
Plus, you need some warm up for my next fundraiser. ;)