For my 30th birthday, I will be donating $30 to 30 different nonprofit organizations over 30 days. I want to use this opportunity to better understand the important work nonprofits are doing locally, nationally, and globally.
I was inspired to do this by others I have seen ask for donations rather than gifts for milestone birthdays (e.g., charity: water donations). However, I wanted to do my own take on that, which I’m calling 30 for 30 for 30.
Thirty dollars may not seem like a large donation, but I believe any amount counts. When thinking about how small donations add up, I’m reminded of the latte factor (you know, $30 is a week’s worth of lattes). However, I think lattes are important, and donations can go above and beyond usual indulgences. I, in fact, share a birthday with the Pumpkin Spice Latte and will be getting one on October 7th, as I always do.
I will also try to highlight specifically what $30 buys for each charity. For example, $21 to the International Rescue Committee covers the cost of a Newborn Baby Kit for a mom in Zimbabwe. This includes clothing, baby soap, diapers, and more, making childbirth both more comfortable and safer around the world.
I’ll be donating and sharing the chosen charities throughout October for those who are interested in following along. I have a few nonprofits in mind that I would like to donate to, but I would love to hear from you as well!
What charities should I be learning more about? Why are they important to you? How can they use donations from me and others? Do you work for a nonprofit that you want to share about?
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