Friday, December 5, 2008

The Last Day

Today is the final day of my food drive. As most of you know I have been donating a nickel for each and every visit to my site for the last month. Thanks to all who came by a helped me. We raised $39.20. I will be mailing the check out Monday.
Now I have a challenge for my readers (all three of you). Do something this year for someone less fortunate.

Donate to a local food bank. (I am trying to find a national registry of food banks. If anyone knows of one please leave a link in the comments.) There is a lot of need right here in our own country.

Give to a worthy organization like Toys For Tots. This is a yearly drive done by the Marines. They give toys to under privileged kids.

Another great one is Operation Christmas Child. They send Christmas boxes to kids around the world. And spread the real meaning of Christmas to kids who really need it.

The Salvation Army bell ringers are out in force this year. Drop a little something in the red bucket and wish them Merry Christmas.

If none of these perk you fancy consider matching my donation to Food For The Poor.

All of these worthy charities are very near and dear to my heart. Maybe you have a charity of your own in mind. Go ahead and leave a link in the comments. I would love to hear about it. Just do something!

In other news go over and enter Dlynz contest. She is giving away only the best Christmas movie of all time.

4 comments:

Burgh Baby said...

I absolutely adore you for doing this! Good luck getting some crazy great numbers!

dlyn said...

I'll be happy to match your donation to our Food Pantry - both in money and in me!

Ellyn said...

Thanks Dlyn!! Anyone else care to join us?

Gina said...

This might help with your food bank search
http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx
You can type in a zip code or state and find food banks in any area.
I think it is important to donate not only money but time as well to those in need, a few of my favorite things are volunteering for the Special Olympics, visiting the elderly at a nursing home or volunteering at a soup kitchen or Meals on Wheels, not only at Christmastime, but year round. A couple of my favorite charities are
St. Jude-
http://www.stjude.org/waystohelp
and Make a Wish- http://www.wish.org/help/donate
Happy Donating! :)