I know, how can I make it through? But let’s be specific here, I won’t be ordering wine once a week when I eat out. I still have my bevy of wine at home, so I’m not being a teetotaler here! In return, I’ll be donating the money from that glass of wine to one of the charities below. Easy peasy, yes?
If you’re not familiar with the cause, become so by visiting Amber West’s blog and learning all about the champion for this special cause. She’s brought together bloggers and writers over Twitter to help raise money by asking folks to give up one thing a week, be it a buying a book, a cup a coffee, bottled water, using toll roads, etc.
For me, I’m pledging to go without a glass of wine on a night out once a week for the next month. In return, I’ll donate to one of these fine charities. Feel free to join in! (These are charities Amber has identified, but feel free to contribute in whatever way you feel appropriate.)
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
If you participate feel free to blog about it, or simply post a photo on Facebook or Twitter and use the hashtag #gowithout.
Finally, visit Amber West’s blog and sign up with her linky tool if you do blog about this to help spread the word!