Yesterday was an incredible day of doing good in honor of “Do Good Day”. 77kids by American Eagle and Motherhood.com had asked all 7 bloggers in 11 cities to do good and had supplied us with everything we needed in order to do that. I am very excited to share everything we did but since I am still working on the pictures, I thought I would share how “Do Good Day” has extended and has actually done good in the life of someone today!
Yesterday, each blogger was given $77 to hand out to everyone they met. Paper clipped to the dollar was 7 ways you could do good for free and 7 ways you could do good with a $1. It was a great idea but unfortunately the entire MN team still had a lot of dollars left over at the end of the day. What do we do with this money was the question? What can we do good with it?
We handed over all our money to our Team Leader and went home yesterday. Sarah, our MN team leader, was going to find a great cause we could give it to. However, when I got up this morning to go through my box of leftover things from 77kids, I found $25 more dollar bills! What do I do with this? $25 didn’t seem like it would go far but there had to be something.
I talked it over with my husband and we decided to call a young teen from our church (we’ll call this young person “Pete*”) who was in desperate need of more money for camp. Since we work with our teens, Pete* thought nothing of it when I called asked if he could come over to our house for a few minutes. Pete had worked hard for the camp money he did have but still was short some of the money that he needed. He has had some very rough situations growing up and doesn’t take anything for granted.
When Pete arrived, I handed him $30 (we had added $5 to the $25 from 77kids). Huge tears welled up in his eyes and he was greatly overwhelmed to receive the money. While $30 would not pay for his camp entirely, it still would greatly help.
Soon after Pete arrived home, he called and said “I just got all my money for camp and I have a little bit extra. Do you mind if I give some of the money from 77kids to another kid that needs help for camp?”
What a blessing to be a part of helping 2 kids be able to go to summer camp this year! 77kids by American Eagle was a huge blessing to so many yesterday and to see their campaign continue into the future is inspiring and wonderful.
The next time you wonder, how you can do good – remember it doesn’t take a lot of money and sometimes very little time to be a blessing. While you may think you are only touching the life of one person, you may indeed be touching the lives of many as that one person does good for others because you did good for them!
What about you? Has your life been touched by someone doing good for you? Have you touched the life of someone else by thinking of others and doing something for them? I would love to hear about it!
You can also take a look at the what the other cities did on Do Good Day here.