No, you did not misread that title. Becca and I are spending $1000 to help you knock someone off your Christmas list!
As many of you know, Becca and I choose a charity every year and donate some of our book earnings to it. Last year we sent $500 to Heifer International, a charity that tackles World Hunger through sustainable living. This year, we are donating to Uend, a wonderful organization that is stamping out poverty all over the world.
What makes Uend special? 100% of all money donated goes DIRECTLY to charitable projects. That’s right–no administration overhead, no hefty chunks taken for marketing or advertizements or to produce costly mail outs. People donate online and then get to choose how that money will be spent. Maybe they help build an orphanage in Tanzania, drill a well in Sierra Leone, or sponsor leadership training and education for women in Pakistan.
This year, we are donating $1000 dollars to Uend. But as we looked through all the cool projects available in different parts of the world, we thought to ourselves…
Why not give to this charity and help our readers at the SAME TIME?
So here’s the deal: Christmas giving can be expensive, so Becca and I are offering to take care of one of your gifts this year by sending you a $50 certificate for Uend. So, instead of us choosing where the money goes, someone on your Christmas List can!
Trust me, anyone on your list would love to get this gift. It is simple and easy–the recipient goes to the website, enters the gift certificate code we provide, and they shop for a project to donate it to. What could be better than getting the chance to choose a project in a country that really needs support? This is truly the gift that keeps on giving, and is great for hard-to-buy-for people or offers kids the opportunity to understand the importance of giving to others.
Because this is a big giveaway, we want these gifts to go to our subscribers.
We will draw TEN $50 Uend gift certificates from our BLOG email subscribers, and TEN $50 gift certificates from our NEWSLETTER subscribers. If you subscribe to both, this DOUBLES your chances, and you are eligible for BOTH draws!
HOW TO ENTER:
If you are a subscriber, just enter THIS FORM so we can contact you if you win.This giveaway has ended–thank you so much for entering!
- If you are not a subscriber, become one! The blog & newsletter subscriptions are in the sidebar. Our newsletters are occasional, we don’t spam you, and each is brimming with great writing links to unique sites, as well as craft articles to help you on your journey. And having our posts sent to your email box makes it easy for you to read when you have time, and share it with others if you are so inclined.
Lastly, a HUGE thank you to everyone who has bought our books this past year. We are able to pay it forward because of your support! So whether you win or not, I hope you feel a warm glow because you have helped make this donation happen. 🙂
If you feel like doing some charitable giving, consider checking more into Uend. Or, you could check out Graham Parke’s charity initiative, where he’s donating all earning for the month for his book. Also, he’s giving away a Kindle Fire and much more, so check his site No Hope For Gomez HERE!
As always, tweets, shares and mentions are always appreciated, but not required to win. Cheers, and enjoy the week!
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Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, a portal to powerful, innovative tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.