Monday, November 9, 2015

Macy's Letter to Santa

As the holiday season is once again upon us I thought I would repeat a blog post back from 2011. Incredibly Macy’s is still doing this wonderful program to help benefit Make-A-Wish. For eight years now Macy’s donates $1 to Make-A-Wish Foundation for every letter to Santa. All you have to do is write a letter to Santa either on paper, on their website, or on the new Macy’s Wish Writer stylus and app. For those written on paper you can take them to any Macy’s and drop it into one of Santa’s special letterboxes. They will count up the number of letters they receive and will donate $1 per letter up to $1 million. So while you or you and your children are beginning to think in the holiday spirit, consider writing a letter to Santa. Happy Writing!

Until next time,
Annie


Monday, November 2, 2015

Pure Love For Pets

Today’s blog post brings us a bit of education and trivia. Purina has teamed up with Dogs on Deployment to quiz our minds while raising money for them at the same time. Dogs on Deployment helps take care of service members pets in many different ways to help ease their mind during deployment, times of homelessness and during a time of crisis. Purina has created a fun way for us to be able to help them by merely using our brain. If you visit PureLoveForPets.com and register, from now until November 18 you can answer up to 5 trivia questions per day. For every trivia question you answer correctly they will donate $0.25 (up to $40,000). It takes about a minute and you could end up donating $1.25/day, as long as you’re better at trivia than I am (I only got two right on my first day!). So for the next couple of weeks, take a minute out of your busy day, head on over to PureLoveForPets and start giving back! Happy trivia gaining!

Until next time,
Annie


Monday, October 19, 2015

Tab for a Cause


Today’s blog post is a pretty cool one and another organization that I was recently informed about. Tab for a Cause is an app that you can add to your web browser and then every time you open a new tab you raise money for great causes. It is really easy to do and you don’t even have to change anything to start giving. All you have to do is visit Tab for a Cause and add the app to your web browser. Even better they are donating $0.25, from now until November 2, for every new Tabber who joins. It varies although each time you open a tab between 1/10 and 1/3 of a cent is raised which can quickly add up. For instance, I joined a couple of days ago and have already opened 28 tabs. So when you have a minute, head on over to Tab for a Cause, check it out and start making a difference. Happy web searching!

Until next time,
Annie


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Box Tops For Education

As the new school year is off to a start I thought a repeat blog post was in store. Box Tops for Education is a program that has been going on for many years and is helping schools get needed money to help improve things. Box Tops can be found on Betty Crocker products, Pillsbury, Kleenex, Fruit Snakes, Cheerios, etc. They are on many items that we buy and you may not even know they are there. Each box top is worth 10 cents yet when collected and put together it adds up. If you don’t have kids than think about picking a school that is close to you or one in your community that may need help. On their website, http://www.boxtops4education.com/, you can find a list of all the products that is printer friendly and all on one page. This is a great program and something that you can add to your things to remember to do! Happy New School Year!

Until next week,
Annie





Tuesday, August 11, 2015

mPOINTS

I thought I would start off with a new post, a new program (to me) and a very fun way to help others. mPOINTS is a mobile loyalty program that uses many different aps to reward you just for using them. For example, I use the Weather Channel ap almost daily and did not realize until my sister told me about mPOINTS that it is one of the aps participating in the program. I signed up for an mPOINTS account and then whenever I sign into an ap used by mPOINTS I receive points for just opening up the ap. There are also aps that are games so you get rewarded for playing and then there is mPlaces that rewards you for checking in when you go places. The aps link your account so no matter what ap you are using it will go to your mPOINTS account. The points you earn can then be used for different rewards including donations to many different national non profit organizations. Unfortunately this does require a smart phone which I know not everyone has. That is why I will continue to post all different things here so that everyone can find something! So when you have a little time this week, check out mPOINTS, sign up and then start earning! Happy Earning!

Until next time,
Annie


Monday, August 3, 2015

Welcome Back!!!

WELCOME BACK to a blog about doing little things that make a big difference. Now that I have more time on my hands again I have decided to pick back up with my blog. The purpose of this blog is to educate others on unique ways to give back including ways that have probably been sitting right in front of you. I feel like people want to give back but they do not always have the time or money and I want to help change this. I will continue to post new ideas as I find them as well as repost ideas from my posts in the past. Some of my past posts are still relevant yet some are not so I will go back through and post about any that are still going on today. These ideas will not take much time and are inexpensive or better yet free. If you have any questions about the posts or organizations I would love to hear them and also to hear your feedback. If you have any ways to give back, that I may not be aware of, please send them to me so I can share them with others! Happy Reading and I hope this blog helps you feel like you are making a difference, because you are! Until my next post!

Peace,

Annie

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Care to Recycle



I have realized I’m terrible at keeping my promises! I said I would try and post at least once a month and did not post at all last month. My apologies! I do have a pretty cool blog post today though and it is double cool because it involves two companies helping people to become greener and save the environment. Johnson & Johnson has put together a website called Care to Recycle that helps teach about what can be recycled, facts about recycling, and so much more. What’s really cool about the site is that for every time the video they have is shared on a number of social media sites, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to Keep America Beautiful. As well, if you have a Recyclebank account they have different ways you can earn points off of the Care to Recycle page. So this week when you have a few minutes and want to brush up on recycling tips or learn more about recycling head on over to the Care to Recycle page. Happy Recycling!

Until next time,
Annie