Once in awhile, you stumble across an amazing person.
I met Jen last year during the massive chaos of the #YEGhelps Slave Lake clothing (and everything else) drive. We’ve since become really good friends. Yesterday, she wrote an incredible blog post. You see, all Jen wants for her birthday this Sunday is for people to make a difference in the world.
She wants you to make her day wonderful by making the lives of others wonderful. How can you say no to that?
Apparently, you can’t. You see, since that little post went up late last night, the idea has gone viral. All of Twitter and Facebook are awash with people who want to help make Jen’s day.
It’s the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I am plugging away at a couple of ideas myself, but in the meantime, here is what people are doing:
Then, they are picking their favourite charity/cause/organization to help out, and taking a picture to send to Jen. Some high-priority charities in Edmonton right now are:
- The Food Bank, which always needs diapers, formula, canned beans, and egg cartons for the loose eggs they buy to distribute each week
- Basically Babies, an incredible organization that distributes layette baskets (and more) to families in need with new babies
- Hope Mission, which is always in desperate need of socks (and more
They are also donating cash to these organizations, and to other favourites like the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
So whatever your cause is, take a moment to donate to is this weekend in cash or in kind. Let Jen know on the Facebook page for Make Jen’s Day, and let’s watch the awesome of the world expand around all our hearts.