My Goal and My Birthday

My ultimate goal is to sponsor a child through World Vision. It is going to be a long-term commitment and I am still preparing myself for that one. So for the meantime, I decided to make a small donations to the following charitable organizations. I mailed my donation checks last week to --

Since I can't afford to devote my time like Junnie's commitment to Gawad Kalinga, this is the least that I can do for now.

This is a yearly tradition that I have set up for myself. Every year, on my birthday, I will be making donations as much as I could afford. Care to join me?

*THIS IS NOT A PAID POST *

12 comments:

Atniz said...

Such a noble practice got here. I have dedicated myself to donate 10% of my blogging income each month. I did my first donation last month to our local orphan house (I couldn't find Serena's payment details, and it is too late to save her)...

It is a good list of donation sites.

sushigirl said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

sasha said...

That is a very generous thing to do, Jo. Happy birthday and God bless you! :)

Leah said...

To give is to receive...and you certaily will receive a thousand fold of graces on your way.

What a great way to share and celebrate your birthday!

JO said...

Hi Atniz,
Thanks! I think I should do that too.

Hi Susan,
Thanks! And welcome back to blogging!

Hi Sasha,
Thanks!

Hi Leah,
I believe I have been blessed in so many ways, especially the past 2 years. This is just payback time.

evi said...

i also thought of sponsoring a child through world vision but like you said, it's a commitment unlike giving to charities when you got the extra money or in your case, once in a year on your birthday. this is great, jo. instead of getting what you want on your birthday, you give to the needy. you're an inspiration!

Tani said...

Hi Jo. You're a very kind person. May all your birthday wishes come true because you're a generous and nurturing person.

Raquel said...

Happy Birthday JO!

Btw, what a nice attitude you have and thoughtful with others.

myepinoy said...

Happy Birthday!

May all your wishes come true.

good Luck and God Bless you.

MommyBa said...

Very generous of you, Jo. I hope a lot of people will follow suit. I donate to a chosen charity every year during my birthday. It feels good doing a great thing even if the efforts are just small.

happy weekend!

Junnie said...

Jo, thank you for your donation and thank you for the plug...and the link. What a nice gesture on your birthday.

We just came back from Marinduque last night...you'd be happy to know that the village is really happy to see visitors from Canada.

It is a Canadian village and they really were so hospitable, smiles left and right...and the village is so green now. Wish you could visit.

There are kids also needing sponsorships at $ 1 a day to go to school with all their needs paid for.

JO said...

Hi Evi,
Thanks! I hope we both could sponsor a child someday...

Hi Tani, Raquel and MyePinoy,
Thanks!

Hi Liz,
You are more generous coz given your financial status, you still give.

Hi Junnie,
That is the least that I can do for you and your cause!