25 Things Before 25: Number 6 Donate

Learn about and donate to 25 different charities!

ASPCA

For about a year now, I have donated monthly to the ASPCA. I thought, how could I not donate to help animals? I didn’t do too much research at first because I thought donating was enough. After adopting a dog (you all have seen Lady featured throughout my blog) from Denver Dumb Friends League, my compassion for animals only grew. I had already been donating, but I think for the first time I realized how important it is to be a part of it. Whether it is adopting a rescue or donating to the care and resources of rescued animals, I think it is important to be involved. So, although I didn’t know much when I began donating to the ASPCA, I am so happy to give a small contribution to an amazing cause. Also, I love the mission of the ASPCA: “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”

Learning More

I am sure you have all been seeing the Facebook fundraisers people do for their birthdays… I just think they are absolutely amazing! It is a great opportunity for people to use their birthday and the attention that comes along with it to raise money for a charitable cause. I try to contribute where I can, and I have been thinking about which organization I will raise money for on my birthday. I suppose next year I will be more educated on which charity to feature after researching 25 new charities!

Your Input

If anyone has a charity they are involved with or support, please mention it in the comments and I would love to research it!

Thanks for all of your support on this journey!

XO,

Sonja Hoff

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Giving is such an unexpected way to feel gratitude! Researching an organization before giving, to be sure they follow best practices, and are actually doing good work. I regularly give to an organization called Food for the Poor. I love your posts!

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  2. Lauren says:

    I love that you’ve included donating as one of your “25 Things Before 25,” Sonja! Giving back is so important, and it not only helps the organization we donate to but also changes us as well, helping us to step outside of ourselves and see the many needs around us. Thanks for sharing such an important reminder about the beauty of giving!

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  3. I used to participate in a local charity at the YMCA that gave the experience of Christmas morning to kids who unfortunately weren’t able to celebrate it at home, mostly due to finances. It was wonderful & I would love to find something similar where I currently live – thanks for putting this idea back into my mind!

    -Madi xo | http://www.everydaywithmadirae.com

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  4. Jennie Mayes says:

    Let us know which charity you decide to go with! Giving back is always a great thing.

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