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.
Give Blood, Save a Life
The Blood Supply is at its lowest level in 15 Years and summer is a slow time for blood donations, which makes it important to give blood and potential save a life.
Here are some upcoming Blood Drives in the Chicago-land Area.
August 08, 2012 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 10, 20121:30 PM - 6:30 PM
August 13, 2012 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
August 14, 2012 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 15, 2012 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 15, 2012 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
If you are unable to donate blood, please consider pledging $1 a day for the month of August to the Chicago Red Cross. http://www.crowdrise.com/lp-redcross
Question of the Day
What was the name of the last organization you donated to or volunteered with?
The most important part of donate is DO.
Bottom Line (@bottomlineinc) Success Story: Javier Hernandez
Javier is a student in Bottom Line’s College Success Program and a graduating senior at UMass Boston. He gave this speech at Bottom Line’s 2011 Get In, Graduate, and Go Far Dinner.Visit bottomline.org to learn more.
Bottom Line is Living Philanthropic’s featured charity for March 2012. Join the team at Crowdrise.com/lp-mar12
Valentine’s Day? How about Generosity Day?
"This Tuesday, Valentine’s Day, is going to be rebooted as Generosity Day: one day of sharing love with everyone, of being generous to everyone, to see how it feels and to practice saying “Yes.” Let’s make the day about love, action and human connection – because we can do better than smarmy greeting cards, overpriced roses, and stressed-out couples trying to create romantic meals on the fly." (source: Generosity Day)
For Generosity Day, all acts of generosity, small and big alike, count.
So, $25 could buy a box of candy or it could enroll an unemployed mom like Wanda in a 5-week program to help her find a sustainable job! Make a donation to The Women’s Employment Network (WEN) who assist women in raising their self-esteem and achieving economic independence through sustained employment. (via Global Giving)
Instead of that $12 bunch of roses, consider donating to Living Philanthropic’s featured charity for February OMG2012 Cancer Summit and help a young cancer survivor attend this life-affirming weekend event of support, education, community and hope!
Or pledge your support to a cause, like Foundation Escalera and stand up for students without schools. Won’t cost you a dime, just a moment of your time. Pledge your support: http://www.causes.com/causes/635109-build-a-school-in-mexico/actions
Or choose your own adventure! It’s fun and we won’t say anything if you skip ahead between your choices to find the most thrilling outcome!
Happy Valentine’s Day, I mean, Generosity Day!
Cyber Giving Monday!
TODAY! November 28th, 2011 is #CyberGivingMonday!
What charity will you support Cyber Giving Monday? Make a donation and tweet about it or share on facebook. #CyberGivingMonday
My goal for Cyber Giving Monday is donate $5 to a different charity every hour. That’s 24 charities in 24 hours!
Let’s put the giving back in thanksgiving!