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2013 – A Year of Giving


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


November – A Month of Giving


So early on in this month, I decided to pledge $5 for every post that I wrote during the month to a charity that was providing relief efforts for people who were affected by Hurricane Sandy up in the New York/New Jersey area. And the final count is in…

For November, I made 21 blog postings:
7 Book Reviews
7 Audiobook Reviews
2 Deja Vu Review Meme
1 Memorial Post
1 Cover/Excerpt
1 Promo Blitz
1 Blogiversary Post
1 Series Challenge

So I will be donating $105 dollars to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.

Which brings me to another idea – in 2013, I am going to do the same – each month, I am going to choose a different charity to make a contribution to. So be on the look-out for details soon.

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Posted by on December 1, 2012 in Charity Challenge


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