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Tempting Tuesday: Going Without and Giving Back

I found this pic by Googling random acts of kindness. It’s too cute not to share.

Last Friday, the wonderful Amber West posted a challenge on her blog, A Day Without Sushi. What can you give up for the next few weeks in effort to donate to charity? The idea is giving up a daily pleasure in order to help those in need without breaking our budgets. Post about what you’re giving up and which charity you’re donating to.

Amber took the time to put together the following list of charities that take text donations, but if you’d rather donate to a different group, no problem.

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital:
Text KIDS to 27722 to give $10

Susan G. Komen – Breast Cancer:
Text KOMEN to 90999 to give $10

Elisabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation:

Text HIVFREE to 90999 to donate $5

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children:
Text NYSPCC to 50555 to donate $10

Make sure you link your blog here as well. And if you don’t have a blog but still want to donate, post a picture of whatever you’re giving up on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #gowithout.

This week, I’m giving up something vital to my existence: my afternoon enormous Diet Mt. Dew and Special K protein bar. I need to cut back on the pop, and I’m spending about $3 a day on the two. By cutting them out, I can easily donate $10 or more to the American Diabetes Association.

What can you give up? I chose the ADA because my mother suffers from the disease. What charities are near and dear to your heart?

15 comments on… “Tempting Tuesday: Going Without and Giving Back”

  1. This is AWESOME, Stacy. My mom is Type 1 Diabetic, so I love your choice.Thank you so much for participating and spreading the word.

  2. Thanks, Kelly. The dog looks just like Toby when he was a puppy:)You're very welcome, Amber. Mom is Type 2, and it sucks. Thanks for such a great idea.

  3. Thanks, Stacy. I have more than one diabetic in my family, and ADA is a great choice. Amber's idea is wonderful. There usually is something simple we can give up to free up money to give to others.

  4. Great concept, but these days I'm living on the charity of others. Perhaps in the future when things improve, I'll give something up provided I can just give cash and remain anonymous.Love the animal photo.

  5. JulieI do as well. Diabetes is a scary disease and too many people don't understand how serious it is. MoonI completely understand. Good luck to you!Thanks, guys:)

  6. AngelaI've only seen it a few times. I'll have to keep an eye out for it. Thanks for the comment, and I hope you're doing well.

  7. I am still trying to figure out what I can give up so I can jump on the bandwagon over at Amber's. Morning Mountain Dew – no, I'm addicted, I can't handle the caffeine headache of instant withdrawal. Chocolate? Not happening. Last week I had such an intense craving it was truly chocolate or killing somebody. I believe I went with the civilized choice.I *could* give up pantyhose… too late, already did.I will think of something, eventually.

  8. I don't know what I could give up. That would take some thought. However, my "pet" donations are to the library, the museum, and the zoo. I use their services often, so I like to send extra money when I can. We also donate to the fire department and to the food bank. Neat post. 😀

  9. BeverlyGiving up my afternoon Diet Dew is really hard, but I've given up pop altogether before, so I know I can do it. That's what I keep telling myself, anyway. Yuck on the chocolate craving. Probably best not to give that up, lol.Good luck!CatieAll good places to donate. Good for you guys. We usually donate to the food bank and the Salvation Army but can always do more.Thanks, ladies!

  10. Love the idea of giving. I give annually to the nursing home that took the best care of my late husband. I avoid other donations to make sure I can keep doing this, because the staff's individual and collective acts of kindness during a difficult time still cannot be repaid six years later.

  11. StacyI'm sorry to hear about your husband. I can't imagine. Good for you for giving to the nursing home and being so passionate about it.Thanks

  12. I have never been able to figure out how to send a text to a number like that! LOL I am so cutting edge on most things, but texting somehow passed me by. Help?

  13. LizI've actually never done that, either. But it should be just like texting any other number … I'm just not sure how you do the payment info. Sorry! I'm sure you could look find links for online donations as well.Thanks!

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