2013 – A Year of Giving

16 Dec


In November, inspired by a group of authors who were auctioning off stories in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, I made the pledge to donate $5 for every post I did that month to a charity. I had a great time doing it and it was a very productive month with 21 posts being written (on a variety of topics). So I am going to continue this into 2013.

Every month, I will be choosing a different charity to donate to. I will donate $5 for each post that I write (minimum $50 each month). I will be using Charity Navigator to help me decide which charities to give to (this website rates charities on their overall donation to the cause/compared with costs of running etc).

If anyone has any idea of a charity that they would like to see supported, please let me know. (While I realize that charities like St. Jude’s do a lot of life-saving research, I already donate to them on a monthly basis, and so will not use them for this goal).

If anyone wants to join in – feel free – if I get some interest, I’ll put up a Mr. Linky tool in the overall tracker.


Posted by on December 16, 2012 in Charity Challenge


4 responses to “2013 – A Year of Giving

  1. Naomi Blackburn

    December 17, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Being a lover of companion animals and our military, I really like Dogs on Deployment. This organization helps to care for companion animals of our soldiers who are being shipped out on deployment. Another favorite of mine that I have found is Room to Read. This is an educational organization in more impoverished countries. They also have “branches” which focus on education of females.

    • Dee

      December 17, 2012 at 9:35 am

      I’ll check them both out 😉

  2. Naomi Blackburn

    December 18, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Can’t forget Wounded Warrior Project, Dee…that is a regular for me. Gotta say that you are inspiring me though…

    • Dee

      December 18, 2012 at 2:00 am

      You should do it 😉


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