Charity Challenge: Paying It Forward On A Budget + $25 Restaurant.com GC Giveaway


Welcome Friends to the first-ever-super-exciting Charity Challenge. Every Tuesday morning I’ll issue a challenge for the week. Your mission if you choose to accept is simply to go do it!

As I thought about writing this this morning I was nearly bawling. Due to the horrible economy there are so many people out of work and in need of food. There are people literally in our neighborhoods that don’t have enough food. As the richest country in the world how has this happened?

Mums out there: imagine not having enough food for your kids. Just the image breaks your heart doesn’t it? Although we’ve had difficult financial times, Tim and I have never gone without food. But imagine if, through no fault of your own, you couldn’t provide.

I know it’s hard to think on such things but it’s fact, it’s real, and it’s very close to where you live. Although the need seems HUGE and the challenge daunting, we CAN help. Don’t be frightened by the huge numbers, we’re gonna take it slow and pay it forward.

Ready? This is gonna be:
* simple
* convenient
* and of course……..cheap

First Challenge: Go buy a box of pasta (or two!). The one above from ALDI was around $1. If you live outside Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland, please donate to your nearest food pantry. The one that supports your community. If you live around NWI Kolas Christian Bookstore in Highland, IN is acting as a drop-off point for us. We’re hoping to get more drop-offs for the future but this is our first. There will be a tote in there and when it’s full we’ll co0rdinate with Love Inc who works with local people in dire need and drop it off.

Sound awesome? I think so! In fact the 5 of us who’ve planned this think so and we’re supppppppper excited to give back.

So what about that restaurant.com gift certificate? Simply head on over to our Facebook event and post a picture. You donating, your box(es), your kiddos, anything. We’ll pick a winner from the page.

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