Please visit our new campaign, Giving is the new black
giving is the new black
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you guys.  this year you can make a difference, like FOR REAL.  Back in October, I saw an advertisement for stores opening on Thanksgiving (for BF shopping) and I thought how lame. What if instead of planning our Black Friday shopping, we ...

you guys.  this year you can make a difference, like FOR REAL.  Back in October, I saw an advertisement for stores opening on Thanksgiving (for BF shopping) and I thought how lame. What if instead of planning our Black Friday shopping, we created a plan to help someone else. What if instead of pouring our wallets into waffle makers and ipods we used our collective wallets to help someone else. What if this Christmas (or your preferred Holiday celebration), we did something for someone else. Would you do it?  I posted this on Facebook and got 23 likes and 10 comments (to be exact), a few of them suggesting that they might be up for helping give back something to someone. However small or large you feel like you can help, its going to make a difference. It is.   Lets do it you guys.  Lets give it up this December. Giving is the new black.

So here is the plan.

The Women's Center in Waukesha is just down the road from where I live.  Just down the road there are people who NEED US.  The mission of the Women's Center is "to provide safety, shelter, and support to women and their families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse, and to facilitate their development. The services offered by The Women's Center include emergency shelter for abused families, transitional living, counseling, child abuse prevention programming, legal advocacy and employment counseling. The Center also provides Hispanic outreach, community education programs, information and referral services, and a 24-hour crisis line." 

Now i know it might now be your favorite "charity' or preferred group of people to give to and i get that.  The world needs a lot of help, and there are a lot of people who need it.  Got it.  But we have to start somewhere and this is where we're starting.

The plan is to purchase items off of their Wish List and give to them before Christmas. From all of us.  Every single one.  To be a part of the plan, you can do it in two ways:

  1. Purchase items off of this Amazon Wishlist.  You will pay Amazon direct, and they will ship to my house.  I will deliver to The Center personally.
  2. Donate via this Fundrazr campaign and I will purchase the items from the Amazon Wishlist and deliver personally.

What do you think?  Are you in?  Giving is the new black.

Let's do this.

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-Nicole Rodgers

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