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March for Charity

It's no secret that I enjoy giving back.  I truly believe that the fastest way to improve your life is by improving the lives of others.  Some of you might be saying 'Yeah right!'  However think about it.  When you help another in need doesn't it give you a boost in confidence, put a smile on your face and brighten your day?

Well, that would be an improvement. I think that what gets most people about giving is they usually look to receive something in return materialistically.  And that's the wrong attitude to have when it comes to being a blessing to others.  I come from a small and economically challenged area that greatly benefits from local charities and nonprofits.  However, some of those charities and nonprofits are struggling and it breaks my heart a little bit.

It's not just the nonprofits in my area that are suffering, but even some national charities have seen a decline in their support.  A lack of support means that many charities and nonprofits can't support as many needy families as they used to.  Therefore, for the entire month of March, I have decided to highlight and bring awareness to one charity a day.  I think that once we educate ourselves on the different organizations out there maybe we will reconsider buying those new red pumps we don't need and donate that money to a charity to help a family or individual down on their luck.  Maybe, we'll find more ways to help out in our communities like sending cards to our troops or raking an elderly neighbor's yard.

In addition, I'm going to host my first March for Charity Twitter party on Friday, April 1 to help spread the word about some of these groups and inspire some of you to get more involved with nonprofits in your area.  In conjunction,  with the Twitter party, I'm going to be giving away prizes!!  In order to be entered to win a prize, you must donate at least $1 using the ChipIn widget in the left sidebar.  My goal is to raise $2000 and have you all vote on which charity that was highlighted on my blog we should donate the money to.

I will be writing to each charity to let them know that they are being highlighted on my blog and send them an invitation to participate in our March for Charity Twitter party.  Also, I am seeking to raise funds by offering ad space on my blog and listing in the YUMMommy Business Directory. 60% of the proceeds will go to our charity selected. So, I hope that you will join me in raising awareness and support!

You can start by entering the link for your favorite charity below.

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17 comments

  1. You are an inspiration! There should be more like you out there ;-) New follower from the Mid Week Mingle www.classifiedmom.com

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  2. hi there! i just came across your blog and i fell in love with it! i love your style!!! come check out my blog and follow if you like it, i promise i will do the same!
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    kisses

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  3. Hello I am stopping by from the Mid Week Mingle and am your newest follower. You can find us over at The Mommy Chronicles

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  4. I found you on the Wednesday Social Buss and I am your newest GFC follower. If you could check out my blog and follow me back I would appreciate it. Thanks Amber
    http://dragonflysweetnest.blogspot.com/

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  5. @Irina-Glad that you are so taken with my blog. Looking forward to seeing more comments from you.

    @Danielle-Thanks for stopping by!

    @amber-Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Thanks for joining in this week for Wobble Over Wednesday, I hope you'll join in, in the weeks to come :)!

    I am following you back! :D

    -Amanda T
    http://ratsandmore.com

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  7. Hi! I’m your newest follower. Please stop by and follow back when you have a chance. Have a Sweet Week.
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  8. I found you on the blog hop and now Im following you! Please check out my blog and follow me, http://toesthattwinkle.blogspot.com/ I also wanted to say how much I love your blog and reading the posts!

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  9. Way to give back and what an example for all os us and your children too!

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  10. @Amanda-Looking forward to participating on a weekly basis

    @April-Thanks!

    @Toesthattwinkle-Thanks for visiting

    @Miss Pancakes-Thanks. I think it's important to give back and practice charity.

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  11. Hmm. I'm not able to link up but what a fantastic idea! I love Oxfam. http://www.oxfam.org/

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  12. I'm your newest follower I found you on the Be One Fine Day Blog Hop! What a great post and idea, looking forward to following you! :)

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  13. Great post. I support 3 charities, National Autistic Society, Epilepsy Association and Guide Dogs for the Blind. There are so many worthy causes out there.

    CJ xx

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  14. @Jill-I will link it up for you. Thanks for posting it in the comments!

    @Kristy-Thanks for stopping by & following!

    @Crystal-Yes, there are!!

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  15. I am a new follower from the weekend hop and I look forward to following your blog! I hope you have time to stop by!

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  16. @Sarah-Thanks for stopping by. Will return the visit.

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