CAMI’S MESSAGE: It’s great to see so many new givers. Welcome! As you begin your giving journey, ask yourself how you can involve your family, friends and community in your giving? Here are three suggestions. Please post your ideas in the comments.
1. Make a “coupon” book with your child with 29 gift ideas, like: call grandma, three free hugs, read a book with mom or dad, clean my room, walk the dog, feed the cat, share a toy with a friend, play a game with a sibling.
2. Sort through toys and clothing and gift them to Goodwill, Salvation Army or needy families suggested by your school or church. For maximum benefit, get your children involved in choosing the items and take them with you when you drop the items off at the charitable destination.
3. Make gift bags or baskets with staple foods and toiletries and take them to a sheter or pass them out to the homeless.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES 29Gifts.org is celebrating a DECADE of making a DIFFERENCE in March. Please send birthday wishes in the comments on this post and in your social media posts by using the tag #29Gifts. Post your favorite quote from the book, pictures of yourself with your book, images, stories or videos documenting your giving adventures.
My favorite recent gift is helping my friend, Rich, who has been homeless for almost a year, get a free bike so he has transportation to his new job. He slept on my couch again last week. It has been lonely in Denver since he left Tuesday night. I arrived in Kimball, Nebraska yesterday to visit my son, Henry Zane for six days. Please send prayers for safe travels.
GIVING H.O.P.E. Hope is one of the most powerful gifts you can offer or receive. H.O.P.E. can be an acronym for Hearing Other People’s Experience. Here is a FUN FLASHBACK from 2011, an interview with World Wide Good News. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBUseu4mnKk
CALL FOR PERSONAL ESSAY SUBMISSIONS: DEADLINE MARCH 30, 2018 29 Life Lessons: Reflections On Living and Giving is the much anticipated sequel to Cami Walker’s New York Times bestselling self-help memoir, 29 Gifts: How A Month of Giving Can Change Your Life. http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/ViewPost/74108
GIVEAWAYS WANTED Are you an artist, writer or entrepreneur who would you like to share your product or service with our community? We need giveaways for March and April. DM Community Manager Melanie Peters to sponsor a giveaway. Thanks Melanie for your service and support! http://follr.com/Communities/29Gifts/MemberProfile/245672
Day 27..... I spend 1 hour for my friend, she want to talk about her cancer Day 28.....I give a college a package of earplugs because she can´t sleep in the hotel, it was to loud DAY 29 ::::::: A BIG FLOWER BUNCH FOR ME :-) (Wendnesday) Day 1....A Handcream for my coworker Day 2....Box of chocolates for my coworker, she had the last day with me, she is leaving.