Twas the night before Giving Tuesday 2017 and I was …..
- facing down a deadline
- wishing I had instituted an email newsletter so I could shoot one out instead of inflicting a blog post on people
BUT since there’s no newsletter option and the deadline is breathing down my neck, a blog post will have to do. A few quick pre- #GivingTuesday thoughts.
I am participating in the Big Bend #UNSelfie contest for Giving Tuesday, and my charity of choice is the Hang Tough Foundation. Hang Tough helps the whole family when a child has a life-threatening illness (more here).
If Hang Tough gets the most votes, they win a $500 grant from the Community Foundation of North Florida and $500 toward a direct mail fundraising campaign from Target Print & Mail.
********* Vote for me here all day on 11/28/17 only! ********
BONUS: Giving Tuesday 11/28/17 is my birthday and this is the only gift I want!
It’s also a Llamatastic day for Heifer!
Look for my llama and me on social media!
In addition to Hang Tough, I’m supporting Heifer International today! The gift of an animal (LIKE A LLAMA) from Heifer increases access to education, empowerment, and dignity. It’s an easy way to give gifts that really matter. When you give today (11/28) all gifts are doubled! 2x the help for 2x the families.
(Note – Yes I’m wearing a Team in Training shirt. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is ANOTHER fave of mine because so many friends are dealing with blood cancers.)
My Awesome Friend Nicolette
My friend Nicolette is running for Orange County Commission District 4.
I am positive Nicolette is going to make a positive difference in her community so, although this isn’t strictly a Giving Tuesday request, I encourage you to support a candidate who is running for all the right reasons (for a non-partisan seat).
The link to donate is here.
The Other 364 Days
If you find yourself stressed out today (after voting for Hang Tough in the #UNSelfie context, because HOW COULD THAT BE STRESSFUL LOL?), remember there are 364 other days on which you can make a difference. My thoughts on that here.
Wife of one, Mom of two, Friend of many. My pronouns are she/her/hers.
Nicolette Springer says
Thank you for the shout out, it means the world to me! Every dollar helps me reach a voter.
Paula Kiger (@biggreenpen) says
Happy to support you, Nicolette. Those citizens would be so fortunate to have you as their commissioner!