Today has been an incredible day of ups and downs.
This morning, I saw a tweet by a Youth Defense Advocate:
I contacted Mark right away and he came and picked up the bassinet that Tenesea and Azalee both slept in as tiny infants. Yes, I could have made money selling it to a consignment store, but giving it a fellow mother who just wants to provide for her family, means way more to me.
As Mark walked to his vehicle, I went into the kitchen to hide my tears. I have been the recipient of gifts such as this one.
There were a couple of people along the way that gave me hope when I was in my darkest times. Although, I’m sure they never knew how much these gifts meant to me, my heart thanks them every day.
I sat in my kitchen trying to figure out a way that I can say thank you to everyone who helped me, while giving back to the people that need it the most.
I came up with Make Jen’s Day
Sunday, July 22nd is my birthday and I have only one wish:
I wish that all of my friends, family, Twitter followers, FB friends, blog readers and even people in my Google + circles take a moment this weekend to give something to charity.
Give your time, give food, give diapers, give formula, give clothing, give money, give breast milk. What you give doesn’t matter as much as helping someone who needs it.
When you give, take a picture. Then make sure I see it.
- Tweet it using the #makejensday hashtag
- Join the Make Jen’s Day Facebook page and post your photos on the wall
- Use the #makejensday hashtag on Instagram.
- Write a blog post about your experience and link back to this post
- Email it: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will post every photo on an upcoming blog post and there just might be random prizes available for making my day.
Honestly, I haven’t been this excited about anything in a long time. Please help me make this the best birthday ever!
Come on, make my day!
If you own a business or work for a business that would like to donate /give prizes and/or match donations, contact me ASAP at the email above.
I am getting a lot of questions about where to donate time, goods and/or money.
I’m absolutely overwhelmed by the response so far. Every time I open my Twitter and Facebook, I cry happy tears. Thank you all so much.