Can you believe Christmas is just a couple weeks away? We have our Christmas tree up and our stockings are hanging on our mantle. We’ve been baking holiday treats and my girls have been having fun finding things we haven’t used in years, re-wrapping them, and putting them under our tree. Most of these gifts are photos they found in boxes and they organized them in unused photo albums. You got to love their creativity in using what we already have. We aren’t against going out and shopping for Christmas but we appreciate having less stuff we don’t need.
This year I am hosting a giveaway which means a lot to me. One organization I love supporting is One Day’s Wages. It is a non-profit organization based out of Seattle. The purpose of the organization is to fight extreme global poverty. Every time someone donates to ODW, 100% of donations goes straight to the field less credit card fees. The name of the organization is also part of their goal. If every person donated their wages earned from one day of work, we could make a global impact for helping those who are suffering from being malnourished, entrenched in slavery (yes, slavery does exist today), and provide clean water in areas of the world where there is none.
This year’s holiday campaign is cleverly called, One Less Gift. Instead of buying that Santa tie for Bob in accounting, you could buy him an E-Card with a donation to go towards clean water in Africa. Here are some other items you could buy less of…
What I would like to do is this… would you consider partnering with One Day’s Wages and donate either a day of wages, or consider buying an Holiday E-Card instead of that pretty little unicorn? For every person who donates at least $25 to an E-Card, I will match your donation in your name up to $1000 total contributions. For every person who donates, I will put your name into a drawing for a chance to win a $50 gift card to your choice of Walmart, Target, or Amazon.com. Partner with me and together we will spread some love to those who would appreciate your gift far more than you realize. The gift card giveaway will end Christmas Day, Dec. 25 at 9pm PST. This holiday campaign will conclude December 31, 2010, 9pm PST.
To enter the giveaway, simply donate to One Day’s Wages. Come back here and leave a comment telling me you donated. You don’t need to post the amount. One Day’s Wages will verify each and every donation. Just be sure to use the same name when leaving a comment here and on their donation page.