Let me start by saying that I am disappointed in myself. One of my goals for 2013 was to do more for others and I truly feel like I failed at that. I may have done a few things here and there but not nearly enough to consider this goal successful.
Tim and I have discussed on a few occasions that we want to donate to different charities. We have a few specific ones that are close to us but I want to push this further. AND I want you to JOIN ME!
Here is the challenge:
Donate (however much you can) each month to a different charity/organization in 2014.
(this doesn't have to necessarily be a monetary donation, you could also donate your time)
What? We try to budget every month and we know about how much we will have saved up by the end of it. I want to add in a buffer to give away. People tend to say they don't "have the money" to do things and I am definitely guilty of this but in reality I DO have money to spare especially if its going to a good cause. Many of us ignore the salvation army ringing their bell when we know we have spare change in our wallets/purses. WHY??? Will we really miss it that much if its gone?
Why? Have I convinced you to join me yet? I think this is a great time to start because its the season of giving and then we will have a fresh new year. There have been many posts floating around about wish-lists, which is perfectly fine. There are lots of things I would love to have but lately I've realized it's more important to give. Our Sunday school class had a Christmas Angel this year and he is going to be one happy kid on Christmas morning all because each of us found a way to give.
How? Tim and I will go ahead and make our list of our 12 charities (this way we won't make an excuse not to later on). To hold myself accountable, I will post a little blurb each month about the charity.
I would LOVE to know if you are going to participate. You can choose your own 12 charities or use our list. If there is a lot of interest, I will put together a facebook group so that we can all connect.
Is there a charity/organization that is close to your heart that we should consider? I'd love to know.
Also, any creative name suggestions for this challenge are welcome!!