My dear friend, Amber, over at A Day Without Sushi, encouraged us to trim our treat budgets and donate that $5 or $10 to a charity of our choice.
- Helping out others
- Which happens to feel pretty darn good
- Stand for something you believe in
- Less calories from that salted caramel mocha you skipped. (dear lord, I'm weak... can I do both?)
Check out her website with further instructions. If you tweet, please spread the word at #gowithout and let us know what you gave up and who you helped. Thanks!
My $5 went to a charity called Triangle, Inc., which is at www.peoplewithability.org. It is an organization that supports those with physical disabilities and their families, even providing job training.
Now, I admit, this charity came to me.... while I was buying a pair of shoes at Clarks... but the shoes were a present! Don't judge.
When the salesman smoothly transitioned into the, "And would like to donate $5 to the disabilities organization who make these cedar shoe trees," I immediately said yes, which isn't my usual response.
Then we gave me the donation card, he pointed out that I get $10 off my next shoe purchase. Since I didn't know that when I said yes, I don't feel bad. Support and Receive. Win Win!