Donate to the American Heart Association

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#20

I cannot thank the wonderful blogger behind the Trust Yourself Blog enough for helping me cross this one off my “Kind Acts and Volunteering” bucket list. About two weeks ago she hosted an incredible “giveaway.”

She writes, “What would happen if I had a giveaway that did not require people to sign up, like or follow a blog. A giveaway with no strings attached…. I will donate $100 US to a charity or cause of your choice in your name (if the option is available)… All I ask from you is a brief explanation why or simply be yourself and send me something truly inspirational.”

I was so impressed with her blog post (that I found ten minutes before her deadline), that I sent her an email right away.

A few days ago, I was thrilled to find an email from her about how I had won the contest. Not only did she donate $100 to my cause, but also in another post, she writes of how she donated another $100 to two other bloggers’ causes too. In her kind email to me, she wrote, “Ps. Cross this one off your list. Without you this would not have been possible. It is your donation. ’20. This summer 2013, donate to the American Heart Association.’”

Her email made my night, and I immediately forwarded her blog post to my parents and my aunt (who I mentioned in the email I sent when entering the giveaway due to a generous donation she once gave to my Jump Rope for Heart event in elementary school). My aunt wrote back that the email made her night.

If you guys want to check out the post where she has posted my original email, along with a screenshot of her generous donation & confirmation that she sent in the money, here is her blog post about it.

It is so nice to see such generous, kindhearted people in this world and I know that she has certainly inspired me.

So dear readers, do you have a cause you enjoy or want to donate to? I’d love to hear from you!

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23 Responses to Donate to the American Heart Association

  1. So brilliant! Congrats on another one crossed off!
    I did Jump Rope for Heart in 4th grade! Wonderful memories of being able to collect money for an amazing cause. My aunt had sponsored me, won a medal for most donations collected! 🙂

    I like to donate to Wounded Warriors & other soldier related causes. Having my friends in the service now definitely shows how much they do for us and how much they sacrifice! Around Christmas I joined a group where we did care packages! I started a group at school that collects donations & sends care packages to friends/family/acquaintances of people at school! 🙂

  2. Sean Breslin says:

    I love donating to good causes, and since I work in the weather world, I donate frequently to natural disaster aid.

  3. happycitizen2 says:

    You “liked” a blog post of mine..I make time to look @every1 that likes something I post in WP. Your reply about the winning the donation was so heartfelt, geniune. Pure appreciation and love. Bravo moment for many!

  4. btg5885 says:

    Nice post Christine. If you wade through some of my posts, you will note a passion of mine – helping homeless familes and people in poverty. I volunteer with an agency that helps homeless families climb a ladder back to self-sufficiency. We provide temporary shelter, subsidized rent in apartments based on their ability to pay (84% of our parents work), social work support and volunteer teams to mentor, help network, tutor, etc. Yet, the families must climb the ladder; we will not do what they family can do for themselves. It is a wonderful program which has huge success rates – people will be self-sufficient in 21 months, on average per our latest statistics. Thanks for asking and pushing the ball forward. BTG

  5. beergeek23 says:

    This is great Christine. I actually hold jump rope for heart events and hoops for heart events to help raise money for the American Heart Association. Keep up the good deed I always like to see people doing good things. And congrats on marking some more things off of your bucket list.

  6. awootton says:

    I’ve been reading your post for about a month now and I love them! I just wrote about an opportunity to donate to homeless youth. http://woottonwondersandwoes.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/homeless-youth-give-them-christmas-in-july/
    Thanks! and keep it up!

  7. Pas Dee says:

    What an amazing & inspiring blog! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    And thank you for following me 🙂 ❤

  8. hey girl, what an inspirational blog you have. my mother actually passed away from cardiovascular failure and went through numerous amounts of heart surgeries during her life. so i really appreciate your generosity and your passion and how you chose American Heart Association! so glad you found my blog, which led me to yours!

    chandler
    xoxo

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