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!