Kris’s birthday is coming up very soon and I have thought for a long time about what I want to do to celebrate him. Obviously, Kris has/can get anything he wants, when he wants it, so I really feel like I want to do something different this year, rather than buying a gift. I’ve decided that I want to make a difference for other people, in Kris’s honor. What I’ve decided is to make 29 days worth of volunteerism/donation, in honor of Kris’s 29 years. Now, I may not be able to do 232 hours of volunteer work in the 7 weeks until Kris’s 29th birthday so I’ve built in some options for myself in that goal. (Let’s be real, I work 65+ hours a week, so I may have to make financial donations.)

 

Volunteer work with an agency that helps people = 1 day

$29 of donations = 1 day

$29 worth of goods donated to an agency that helps people = 1day

 

I’m aiming for $1000 of good work or monetary donations. I’d love to encourage you to do the same kind of thing. (Obviously I don’t expect people to commit to $1000, that’s crazy, but doing a day of work or a $29 donation would be awesome.)

 

Need help finding an organization to volunteer for? Not sure what is available in your area? Volunteer Match can help.  Not just for this purpose - they have some great opportunities listed, even things you can do from your home, in your spare time.

 

I'm going to post a copy of this picture every time I meet a day's worth of donation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And I'm going to keep a running list of what happens to keep me on top of things and ready to go.  As of May 3, I'd completed 2 days.  I'm excited about this and am really committed to making my goal.

 

 

 

 

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Donation to Random Acts in honor of my friends

Donation to Red Cross relief efforts in ARa paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

Donation to AIDS Walk New York in honor of my friend Deb

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Donation to March of Dimesparagraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

Notable work by my amazing friends during this time of giving:

$1000 donation to the NKF in support of our walking by my amazing friend Kim. (She is amazing, did you know?)

Nury is going to walk with me in the kidney walk.

Donation to NKF by my friend Kris.

Donation to NKF by my friend Joey.

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Some fans have decided to be awesome and donate $29 for his birthday to a charity of their choice. All the info is here.