31 Days of Lessons Learned: Day Thirteen
Find a Fun Way to Donate to Charity
While I’m getting healthier and more active every day, I’m not always keen on all the charity walks and runs. It’s not that I don’t support the charities (I do, and I do the charity walks for causes I care most about); I just think some charities overuse the charity walk. That’s why I also try to find charities that do more innovative and unique charity fundraisers. I’ve found one with the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan. In fact, I just got back from participating in one of their events today (which is why my posts this weekend have been a bit off in terms of time…that, and the MLB playoffs). I’m happy to say that with the group I went with, we raised almost $1000. That’s amazing!
So, what is this unique event I did? A 24 Hour Movie Marathon. At this event, you’re given complete access to a movie theatre for 24 hours. Add the unlimited popcorn and caffeinated soft drinks, along with raffles, lunch, dinner, midnight snacks, and breakfast and you’ve got yourself a memorable event! It was absolutely fun and I’m proud to say I didn’t fall asleep at all during any of the movies (I can’t say the same for the others in my group).
All in all, we made it through eight movies. We saw Taken 2, Frankenweenie, Sinister, Argo, 7 Psychopaths, Looper, Here Comes the Boom, and End of Watch. It was a great line-up of flicks.
Donating and participating with charities is a great thing to do. I recommend you find a charity you care about and just find a way to help. It’s the right thing to do, and it may just brighten up somebody’s day. If charity walks are your thing good, but I also like to mix it up with some more unorthodox fundraising too.