I can think of no better reason to start blogging again than to raise money for 31 - yes, 31- great and deserving causes in the month of March.
The Women's March inspired me. And, being the cheesey wordsmith that I am, I thought to myself, "Self, there's a whole month named March during which a lot of good could be done." 😀
I plan on donating to and raising money for 31 causes - focusing on one each day of the month.
And on each and every day in March (Women's History Month), to truly earn your pledged funds, I will: walk/run 6 miles, or bike 12 miles, or swim 1 mile. I enjoy physical activity, but this will be a challenge for me. I don't work out *every day* normally (who does?) so even I'm wondering how that part of the challenge will go.
Nevertheless, I will donate at least $5 of my own money to each organization - or $155. My goal is to raise a total of about $1,500 for these causes.
1. National Organization for Women
3. NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault
4. Albany High School PTSA
5. Unity House
6. International Refugee Assiatance Project
7. Sierra Club
8. Planned Parenthood
9. Troy school 2 PTA
10. New York Times
13. Local LGBTQ center
14. National Immigration Law Center
15. The Record
16. Troy/Lburgh Boys and Girls Club
17. Joseph's House
18. Islamic Center of the Capital District or Council on American-Islamic Relations
19. Clothe A Child
21. Times Union
23. Natural Resources Defense Council
24. Arc of Rensselaer County
25. Arts Center of the Capital Region
27. Troy Public Library
28. Human Rights Campaign
29. Momentive Unions in Waterford
30. The Trevor Project
31. She Should Run
How can you help?
If you have any interest in helping any (or all) of these organizations, you can donate to my GoFundMe fundraisers for this.
Here are the links:
I am also creating FB fundraisers for those non-profits that have the ability to donate directly on Facebook (a few of them do).
So keep an eye on my personal FB page for daily updates in the month of March:
And, if you'd like to donate to a particular cause, please indicate that in the comments of the GoFundMe page or message me. Otherwise, donations will be equally distributed.
Lastly, what's in it for you?
Other than that nice feeling you get, I am going to have the money raised for the media outlets (The New York Times, The Times Union, The Record, WMHT and NPR) go towards a subscription or membership. If you donate to any of the organizations through this fundraiser, you'll have a chance at winning one of these subscriptions or memberships. (A $60 membership with WMHT, for example, would receive access to Passport which is a large library of PBS programs online. And you'll have access to digital and/or a print subscriptions for the newspapers.)
I will announce winners for the subscriptions/memberships on April 2. I would just ask that you send a receipt showing that the money was spent on a membership or subscription.
Full disclosure: I work for a local PBS affiliate.
And, that about does it. Questions? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for reading and for the support!
Labels: A Woman's March, Fundraiser