Get Off Your Wallet….

Was that harsh?

Who the heck am I to tell you to “get off your wallet”?

I’m nobody.

I know that.

But I am someone who is able to be thankful for what I have and I try to make  differences where I can.

Small or large.

The Philippines Haiyan Typhoon was overwhelming for many of us.  When I talked about it with my girlfriends, we talked how it felt impossible to help from so far away. We talked about making that call and giving to different organizations and about how to actually donate to Unicef Charity.

Some of us had never done it before, some of us preferred to donate locally and some of us had already donated.

Think of all the excess your kids get on Christmas and their Birthday.

In fact, look at this picture of my son. Don’t get me wrong, he had a great 3rd birthday! He still talks about it  but, by the end of the day, it was “too much birthday”.

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But, I have to tell you this, my daughter was invited to a 6th  birthday party on Sunday.  The Birthday Girl asked that each child bring $6 to the party and half that money will be donated to those living with the devastating results of the Philippines Haiyan Typhoon.

That is pretty awesome.

As well as a great learning opportunity for my daughter.

Plus, its Christmas.  And 5 million children were impacted by that disaster.

Again, who the heck am I to tell you what to do?

But please, if you can donate to Unicef Charity.

DISCLAIMER: I am part of a network that is participating in spreading the news of this charity. In part of being with this network, there is compensation. But, as always, these opinions are my own and I write and talk about what I want to talk about. No one is the boss of me. I may tell you what to do. But, no one tells me what to do. Passive aggressive smiley face 🙂



15 thoughts on “Get Off Your Wallet….

  1. About the birthday party with the request for $6.00. What is done with the other $3.00?? Is that for the prezzie? Or birthday cake? Or…………… ?? Just wondering/and/or alarmed!

  2. I have no cash 🙁 But I do still give where I can and when I can. So usually for me that means using my online voice and presence to share and inform with those who can. Great cause to support however possible

  3. Donation birthday parties are the best. We’ve done them for two years now, and it makes it easier on everyone. We have asked for $1 for every year of life, so my kids get to do something nice for a charity and pick out a special gift that they really really want. I don’t have a bunch of crap in my house that I didn’t want, and the party guests’ parents don’t each have to spend $15-$20 on a gift that my kids may or may not like.

  4. A great time of year to do this! We mostly buy for kids in our family, and they receive to great excess too. I love the idea of giving a portion to charity instead.

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