I've been thinking about the word charity this morning. Has it become a turn-off with people? Are they so sick of the idea of donating to others that it's just reached vomit point in their hearts?
As we close into Christmas 2017, there are many chaotic and very unsettling things happening in the world. And in the midst of this every charity you can think of is holding out a hand. You're trying to keep things together. Christmas gifts and the cost of them looms before you.
There doesn't seem to be much that can be done about it. I guess it's true that there's no guarantee of life being fair. But I do take a somewhat stubborn view it's always possible to create a little excitement in our immediate environment. That's why I’’ve been enchanted and amazed as I build on the idea of a monthly giftback to you, and others. The fact is, every dollar can count. Every dollar can bring happiness to you and others. You can pass your dollar on, in whatever way you want!
All it takes is a free subscription to this site, easy setup of a PayPal account, and sending at least a dollar to the Giftback program. Seriously, there aren't too many places in North America you can get anything for one dollar! Have you noticed, even in a dollar store you're paying at least $1.50 for any item?
Happiness can be yours for a dollar!
The rest of you, not so much, until we find a money sending site that isn't asking a fee for their service.
“But” you say, suspiciously, “Why should I part with my hard earned dollar?”
- A dollar can go a very long way as I'll show you in the following pie chart. And this isn't just pie in the sky stuff! It's real.
- It's a way to rediscover the joy of giving!
- It's fun to have a chance of being the draw winner! And you can pass on your winnings to your charity, or whatever you prefer to do.
- You're giving a healthy donation to my chosen great charity - Ronald McDonald House. This organization does incredible things to support families going through really tough times. Your dollar when added to all other dollars received, including the Giftback amount, and any extras folks give, comprises 20% of the total, and is delivered every six months to these folks. I will personally match whatever this total isn't that point, from my own pocket.
- This project is overseen by two of the most reputable, supportive and fun folks online. My colleagues Angelia Phillips and Maria Jordan have access to all the records, and will see the moolah goes where it's supposed to.