WE DID IT! We’ve raised over $7,300 for Chicago Coalition for the Homeless HELLO youth group! They were thrilled to hear the news! Thank you to everyone who donated and shared the cause. You’ve made a big impact with a small act of kindness. Thank you.
For more information, check out: http://www.crowdrise.com/chiberiachallenge
So far, so good! We have collectively raised over $5,900 for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless youth group. Our goal is $7,200, which will provide a year of services to a group of homeless teens in Chicago.
If you are able to donate or share our mission, please do. We will be eternally grateful. Happy Saturday!
Join the fight here: http://www.crowdrise.com/CHIberiaChallenge
***As an added bonus, when we reach our goal, I will do one of the following as a thank you: Send 12 Malaria Nets to Africa via Nothing But Nets, Adopt 2 Acres in Africa via The Nature Conservancy, or put 4 kids through the Grassroot Soccer Skillz program.
Chicagoans Cooking at Home and Donating to Help Homeless Youth -
While thinking about the over 21,000 homeless people in Chicago struggling to find ways to stay warm and avoid bed bugs, I set out to begin an online fundraising campaign and the #CHIberiaChallenge was born.
I’m posting on behalf on those who can not, I’m speaking up for the over 15,000 homeless youth in Chicago, whether they ran away, foreclosure, kicked out for being LGBT or whatever reason, the point is it can happen to anyone. I believe they deserve at least a warm meal and a sense of community, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless' HELLO youth group provides that and we can help.
Between now and Friday, can you skip a latte, bag a lunch, or raid your cupboard to cook a dinner, and donate $10 to the cause? That’s the message behind the #CHIberiaChallenge. If you are unable to donate, please share this message on Facebook or Twitter, so that someone who might be able to can see this.
Let’s make 2014 a year of giving and caring for the basic human rights for all.
Join the fight and pledge your support: http://www.crowdrise.com/chiberiachallenge/fundraiser/livingphilanthropic
Did you know….
Hi Chicago, aka residents of #CHIberia,
There are 21,000 homeless people in Chicago and we can do some good for them in this time of below zero temperatures. Consider taking the #CHIberiaChallenge, it’s real simple. Instead of ordering delivery or dining out tomorrow, donate $10, $15, $20 to Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and then make a meal out of the random items in your fridge and cupboard and then Instagram a photo with #CHIberiaChallenge! Simple, right?
This idea is inspired by the awesome Sarah Frier.
For more information about Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, visit: http://www.chicagohomeless.org/
Join the team and donate here: http://www.crowdrise.com/CHIberiaChallenge/
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Tumblr Tuesday: GIVING TUESDAY Edition
Launched by New York’s 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, #GIVINGTUESDAY calls for corporations and individuals to give back during the holidays. Raise awareness by taking an Unselfie.
Feed My Starving Children
Preparing meals for those in need is so easy even a 5 year old can do it.
Start Some Good
And if you don’t want to start some, contribute to others. This guy wants to create a better public library after books saved his life. This group is raising funds for an ambulance that’ll pick up Ugandan women in labor.
365 days, 365 charities. Carlo decided to take #GIVINGTUESDAY to another level in his decision to #giveeverday.
Some of us grew up with a daily Flintstone. Some of us need a little more help. Highly rated by Charity Navigator, this non-profit provides vitamins and minerals to those who need it most: our children. Follow to see pictures of the lives they’re enriching.
Photo by Vitamin Angels
The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.
Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity — Barack Obama