With the holidays upon us, gift guides abound, and you needn’t look farther than your favorite blogs to get lots of good ideas for friends and family. Today and tomorrow, I want to offer my own ideas for gifts, but with a bit of a twist — I’m going to share some of my favorite ideas for gifts that give back!
This morning, I’m honored to introduce you to WELL DONE, a campaign initiated by Lauren from Aspiring Kennedy, and part of the Charity Water project. Last year, on a whim, she blogged about an unfinished water well, and within a week, the blogging community raised over $1800 to finish the well. Bloggers, being the creative bunch they are, dubbed the initiative “Well Done,” and now it’s back for a second go round! This year, more than thirty bloggers are hoping to help raise $5000 to give to Charity Water, which will continue to fund the production of new drilling rigs that can bring water to literally thousands of people. Here’s a video that explains the project more:
Every dollar counts! I plan on donating some money myself, and some as a gift in family members’ names (they like that kind of stuff!). 100% of the money we donate to WELL DONE is used for drilling equipment. It’s easy to give: just go here and enter all your info. Presto! You’ll instantly feel the holiday cheer — and potentially change a lot of lives.
If you’re interested in joining in on the fun and want to promote the project on your own blog, here are a few buttons you can grab.
So, $5000. By December 31st. Easy as pie. We can so do this thing!
Be sure to stop by tomorrow, as I’ll be sharing two more “gifts that give back” ideas…with a giveaway for one of them!!