Saturday, November 12, 2011

Help Needed - Boxing Day Charity Drive

I'm looking for any bloggers (or people with blogs, if you don't care for the title) who would like to participate in a charity drive on December 26, 2011 with me.

Boxing Day was traditionally the day when upper class people would distribute their leftovers and used goods to their employees or poor families, and when servants had a day off for Christmas. Maybe that doesn't sound all that great, but the spirit of giving is still an important part of Christmas and beyond.

On Dec 26, I will blog about food banks, and follow through with a donation of my own. No less than $25 and up to at least $50 will be donated. I wish it could be more, but we're not so well off. This is why I thought I could beg anyone out there to join me, and donate to their local food bank or community pantry, so I can feel I am helping more than my pocket will allow right now.

If you want to help, just post a plea for your local food bank, homeless shelter, soup kitchen, or other worthy cause, with a link, and pledge a donation amount. Even if you can't afford a lot, spreading the word, encouraging others to donate, and giving what you can may mean a great deal to a person or family in need.

The holiday season is such a drain for food banks, they are always in serious need after Christmas. As a child, my family often relied on charity boxes when things were tight, and I so appreciate the work these organizations do.

If you are interested, please let me know so I can link your blog on December 26.

Thank you!

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