Today, from the comfort of your laptop (or if you’re like me – your dinosaur of a monster computer shoved off to the corner of the playroom) you can make a difference and I’m going to show you how! Pick your passion or pick ’em all! Here are some worthy causes and some only take seconds to participate in!
Dove Self Esteem Fund – My new favorite online charity. It covers a topic near and dear to my heart: encouraging the self esteem of young women. All you need to do is enter the UPC code of the favorite Dove product you have in your home. If you don’t have any, that’s ok. There is a tab for you to click where you pick a virtual product and they’ll enter the code for you. Dove will then donate $1 to your favorite charity (Girl Scouts, Boys & Girls Club of America or Girls Inc.) Easy, peasy. They’ve raised 3.6 million dollars so far but are trying to raise $5 million by January 1, 2010. Spread the word!
The Liz Logelin Foundation – $7 on the 7th – This one is going to cost you. But $7? I’ll skip 2 caramel macchiatos for this organization. And today is the 7th of November. How perfect is that? Their mission statement says it better than I can: “The Liz Logelin Foundation was established to assist families who find themselves in the heartbreaking, catastrophic situation of having lost a spouse, life-partner, and parent. The Foundation’s goal is to financially assist these families as they deal with the loss of their loved ones, and struggle to move forward.” Liz’s husband, Matthew, started this after his otherwise healthy wife died of a pulmonary embolism hours after their daughter was born. She didn’t even get to meet her. Sad, yes, but out of that great sadness he has started an organization to help others, ‘for the love of Liz.’
The Breast Cancer Site – If this takes you more than 10 seconds I’ll find a way to give you back your time. I’ve had this button on my sidebar but here it is again in another form. Just click. Click again. You’ve just helped to donate a mammogram for a woman in need. It doesn’t get any easier than this!
Let’s Say Thanks – Sponsored by Xerox, this site allows you to send a note to our troops in just a few clicks. This took me all of 2 minutes to complete and it doesn’t cost a thing. The drawings for the cards were created by children all over the U.S. and they even have pre-fab sentiments you choose to have written inside – or – because I know you are all talented, prolific bloggers – you can create your own. Another easy, peasy task and it only costs 2 minutes of your time.
Ok. Choose one. Choose them all. But with a few clicks you can make a difference today! Have a great Saturday, everyone!
(P.S. Don’t forget about our get together Friday, November 13th. Start collecting the craziest search terms for your blog and we’ll all share them on Friday. You can write them in the comment section or blog about it – but don’t forget to link/comment here so we can all see them! See you Friday!)
13 responses to “Jane’s Own Make A Difference Saturday”
I HEART you. Off tweeting your post now! (And also to click on the URLs you posted)
These were all easy to do. I will tweet the post too. Thanks Jane.
Wonderful idea. I’ve put the Breast Cancer sticker on my site too as it’s an issue that is particularly relevant in my own family. Screening is free to everyone over here and despite our complaints about the NHS it’s one of those things that makes me realise again how lucky we are to have this service.
All very worthy causes.
Thanks everyone! You’re the best!
Great causes! Thanks for sharing these 🙂
Great list, I’ll check them out now.
I can see why you have the “Blog With Integrity” badge here. 🙂
This is an awesome thing to do!
Thank you so much for sharing these! All are great organizations, and helping them is so easy! I will spread the word!
You know, I don’t buy Dove products too often, but I LOVE their advertising campaign. The cynic in me says they’re trying to play us, but I don’t even care. It’s just nice to see images of all kinds of women celebrated.
Thanks for the inspiration, Jane. Great post.
Yes, the little cynic in me questioned their true motives, too. But they’re donating money to help young women – so, like you, I don’t care. If it gets the message out – that’s the important thing.
What a wonderful post and wonderful idea. I have just been pondering the potential overlaps of philanthropy and blogging and here you are, many steps ahead. I am going to email you! But before that, I am going to click some of the links above. Cheers to giving this bloggy wilderness some meaning.
What great ways to do a little good!
These are all so great. Thanks for sharing them.