January: $50 goods to the Local Humane Society
Feburary: bake cookies for the local fire department
March: March Madness tournament with friends/family (donation to PA Special Olympics)
April: Start composting & plant
May: Studer Scholarship at Valley
June: $100 goods donation to food bank
July: Beer Olympics with friends (proceeds to benefit Make-A-Wish foundation)
August: Donate to donorschoose.org
September: Participate in Operation Shoebox
October: Participate in Trick-or-treat for Unicef
November: $50 goods donation to food bank
December: Bake cookies for local nursing home
I'll be working on our December kindness next week, and I'll update with some cookie pics- yum! As you can see, we dropped the ball in September and November...I am only blogging this because I think its important to share that even with the best intentions; it might not be possible to do everything you set out to do. However, even though we weren't able to finish the full year of kindness; we made HUGE strides in helping others through almost the whole year. I am fully planning on creating another set of 12 months of kindness for 2010 (maybe re-working/changing some of the months).
I hope that some can be inspired by how easy it can be to set a small goal of helping others a little each month. We'll probably never know how far our help has reached..but I do know that it feels good to give:)
Giving IS receiving.