anyone can start a blog but i needed to figure out how to build this spirit of giving into this construct. and so our story begins… back in february i held a drawing for a $1000 donation to the 501c3 of the winner’s choice. this drawing included the 60ish of you that had subscribed to my blog within its first few months. the beneficiary of this initial drawing was:
but kate this donation was made in march, why are you telling us about it now?
i love these questions! i am telling this to you now because we just hit the 100 followers milestone which means we have drawing for $500 to the 501c3 of the winner’s choice coming up this week. this time and moving forward, at every 100 follower milestone i will host a drawing and the winner will get $500 for the 501c3 of their choice!*
the intention is to give back to those of you that are supporting me in a meaningful way but also hoping to get folks thinking about where and how they can give back in their own lives. these instances of giving back do not have to be grand or even monetary but my hope is that this might open you up a little to the many opportunities to give of yourself that are all around you.
where would YOU choose to donate your $500 if you won? and even if you aren’t picked this time, i bet you have an idea of where you would donate it, don’t you? regardless of whether i pick your name, take this opportunity to find a little way to give back today or this week. this is my little challenge for all of you.
you might recall from a previous post keep calm and summer on, how my girl summer started a simple and beautiful movement to pass on love through random acts of kindness. i dedicate this initiative to her beautiful memory. we miss you summer!
please invite your friends, family, and colleagues to join this campaign! imagine the impact we can make… and feel free to share your acts of goodness in the comment section below.
this drawing will be held THIS week so watch your email to see if you are the LUCKY winner! good luck!
*fine-ish print: this is limited to $5,000 a calendar year – but for this year that would mean 700 more followers and in a regular year 1000 followers. if we get there i might even reconsider… but ultimately let’s not leave a single dollar on the table. i am ready for the challenge if you are. keep calm and summer on!