I bought some gifts online on Black Friday but before I could buy anything today- Cyber Monday- I got distracted. In a good way.
Instead- I gave to a Cause.
My friend Tom Davis (He's the President of Children's HopeChest and author of a couple of my favorite books like Priceless and Scared), is raising money and awareness through a campaign called "Change Their Story".
The idea is that for the money I would normally spend on someone's Christmas gift I can "Change an Orphans Story". And by blogging and Facebooking about it I can raise awareness that will also help "Change an Orphans Story".
I know it's a crazy time of year. We spend money we don't have giving gifts to loved ones that really don't need anything. On top of that it's a great time to give last-minute gifts to our church and other charities for tax purposes. We're in a recession; money is tight.
I'm treating my donation like it's gift under the tree. And for my part...I don't need anything for Christmas. I'll be WITH my family; that's better than a new shirt or book or CD. I'd rather have someone who would otherwise spend money to give me a gift give that money towards my $500.00 Goal through CHC; I'd rather you give a gift to protect an Orphan.
Would you consider joining me? My $500.00 goal is a part of a greater goal of $10000.00 that will help protect Russian girls from being kidnapped and trafficked. Now that's an awesome gift that can help "Change Their Story".
You can donate via Credit Card on my "Change Their Story" Page.