What’s going on my friends today we will discuss charities and why I find it important to give back? So I usually give to charities every year because giving makes me happy and so far this year I’ve given the most ever. I hope that the amounts donated have made an impact on those organizations and the people they support. That truly is what charity should be meant for, to make a difference in the lives of others. Keep reading below to find out why my give back story changed this year for the better.
On a random weekday morning I get an email for J. Money over at Budgets are sexy and he goes on to say that he is looking for a group of 20 bloggers who will help spread joy and cheer by donating 100 dollars to cause important to them. I immediately jumped on it because it is the season of giving and since it rings true with my beliefs. I come from a middle class family and my parents encouraged giving back to those less fortunate, because it was the right way to live.
So the task began to find 3 organizations that we can help with their cause this holiday season. After thinking it over for a few days, something clicked and I thought why not support 3 organizations that are present in my life right now and that I have never been a contributor before. The 3 organizations I picked were the Les Turner ALS Foundation, The make a wish organization, and last but not least the Havasole organization. The reason why these 3 entities were chosen is because each one has a special meaning in my life right now.
Give Back Story
The 1st organization is The Les Turner ALS Foundation is all about finding treatment and support services to those affected by ALS. My mother passed away from a similar disease called PLS(Primary lateral sclerosis ). So the donation to this organization will help future generations of people suffering with ALS / PLS symptoms. Hopefully more information and resources will be used to spread awareness to this disease and the cause to cure it. I’ve given to ALS before just not to this specific charity all in honor of my mom’s name. If they can help families overcome suffering from ALS/PLS symptoms it will be all worth it.
The 2nd organization I choose was the Make a Wish charity, because I believe kids who are suffering deserve the happiest time while battling for their lives. I’ve witnessed online some awesome wishes being granted to sick patients and it just makes me smile to see them so happy. I usually support children charities because I love kids, and they need more support in the final stage of life. A cool feature of this charity is you can find a local chapter and your support can go to those kids in your local area or state.
The 3rd organization is Havasole which gives homeless people a pair of functional sneakers so that they can walk with less stress. The sneakers will ultimately help them avoid foot, knee and back problems as older sneakers naturally lose the support needed to walk. I feel this charity is great because sneakers are important to me and I know how happy people get when they receive a brand new or gently used pair of kicks. A box of sneakers is on the way to California.
So in true give back fashion I used the money gifted by J. Money from Rockstar Finance, I immediately matched the amount given, and my job also matched the amount. So PF bloggers love using 2 words called compound interest, well I will call this give back story, Compound Giving. The amount given X3 equals 3 times the support, and as you already may know 3 is a lucky number in my book. I think giving back is necessary but giving back during the holidays makes it that much special.
Last but not lease have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2018.
Live for today and tomorrow while you formulate your own give back story. – Rich Uncle EL