365 Challenge: Day 289 – Charity

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Charity: an organization set up to provide help and raise money for those in need


Earlier this month, I opened a poll for the 2017 Truth Award, where 12 wonderful bloggers were nominated for their gifts to me this year. After all the votes were tallied, Ryder announced the top 3 winners last week. I’ve mailed each winner her signed copy of my book with a special message from me, as well as a gift card where appropriate. In addition, all three winners picked a charity for me to donate money to in her name. Today’s post is all about being charitable around the holidays — you never know when someone may need a helping hand. I congratulate the winners, not only for being chosen by their peers, and picking three wonderful charities, but also for choosing to donate more on their own accord — that was very generous! Without further ado, the charities they picked are:

Nel – Animals

Noriko – Clean Water & Literacy

Mischenko – Children

I am working with each person to donate the money this week. Checks will either go to the winner, so she can send the money in her name, or if I can easily send it myself on her behalf, I will do that — the donations will be out in the mail by 12/31. Many thanks to all these wonderful bloggers for their charitable donations, both in heart and mind — including all of you who are donating time or money this holiday season. Finding time to volunteer helps those in need — both the volunteers and those receiving the gift.

Happy Holidays!

About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ http://mybook.to/WGS. I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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35 thoughts on “365 Challenge: Day 289 – Charity

    Noriko said:
    December 26, 2017 at 12:48 AM

    Thank you so much for all the work you’ve put into this, Jay! From mailing the book/gift card and looking up ways to donate on our behalf – I appreciate everything you’ve done for us! This post is short and sweet but definitely struck a chord with me. I appreciate you so much, Jay! Happy holidays ❤ Much hugs from me 😉

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    Kiersten said:
    December 26, 2017 at 8:16 AM

    You and the winning bloggers are fantastic for doing this.

    Liked by 1 person

    Mischenko said:
    December 26, 2017 at 9:53 AM

    J, this was such a wonderful idea and it warms my heart. Thank you for your generosity! I’m very excited to get the book and display it on my shelf too. ❤

    I loved reading about the other two charities as well and I pray that the money they all receive goes a long way. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy New Year! 😉💖

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    loshame said:
    December 26, 2017 at 11:23 AM

    I like your post 😊.

    Liked by 1 person

    theorangutanlibrarian said:
    December 26, 2017 at 1:58 PM

    This is a really lovely initiative!! And congrats to Nel, Noriko and Mischenko!

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    Beware Of The Reader said:
    December 26, 2017 at 2:55 PM

    Thank you for donating Jay! I’m certain it will be much needed.

    Liked by 1 person

    carhicks said:
    December 26, 2017 at 7:51 PM

    That is a great thing to do. Why am I not surprised about the charities that were chosen. All very worthey.

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    Run Wright said:
    December 26, 2017 at 9:15 PM

    I love that you did this and my congratulations to all the winners

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    Are We Adults Yet said:
    December 26, 2017 at 9:50 PM

    What a lovely way to embody a lovely virtue this holiday season! We just did a post on all the ways you can donate in this time of need 💗 https://areweadultsyetblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/26/end-of-year-donating-strategies/

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    dtills said:
    December 26, 2017 at 11:27 PM

    I hope you had a wonderful holiday Jay 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Didi Oviatt - Author said:
    December 27, 2017 at 10:29 AM

    This is amazing! Great choices too! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    By Hook Or By Book ~ Book Reviews, News, & Other Stuff said:
    December 27, 2017 at 1:02 PM

    I loved this whole idea Jay, and it’s great seeing what charities the winners chose.😊

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    Christy B said:
    December 27, 2017 at 2:06 PM

    This was such a great idea ~ and nice to see which charities got chosen 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    The Cozy Pages said:
    December 27, 2017 at 3:23 PM

    Such wonderful community spirit, working to help some very worthy causes!

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    moorezart said:
    December 27, 2017 at 3:59 PM

    Reblogged this on From 1 Blogger 2 Another.

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    wakinguponthewrongsideof50 said:
    December 28, 2017 at 12:01 PM

    Very worthy charities indeed!!

    Liked by 1 person

    Sassy Brit (Reviewer) said:
    December 29, 2017 at 3:19 PM

    How lovely! Yes, very worthy charities – congrats all! And thank you, Jay, for being such a kind and generous person!! 😀 Happy holidays!

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    […] post at This Is My Truth Now. He recently held a contest, and the three winners each chose a charity for him to donate to in their name. Wow, what a great idea for giving at the holidays […]

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    Joan E Wilder said:
    December 30, 2017 at 5:59 PM

    Thanks for giving back Jay, great job! I love St. Jude’s too and I donate about 2-3 hrs at 2 local senior homes – just to visit with people who are bed ridden. that is the most rewarding feeling you can imagine. They give me far more than I give them with my time, you couldn’t imagine. I highly recommend it – it’s a mutual gift every Sunday!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      December 30, 2017 at 6:00 PM

      I appreciate you sharing this with everyone. And thank you. You’re a wonderful woman for doing this. 🙂 Happy New Year!


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