If I Had a Million Dollars…

December 7, 2010 at 12:39 pm Leave a comment

I’d heave-ho to my favorite non-profits. Maybe even invest in a few of those oversized checks because, let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to hand over one of those to their organization of choice?

Of course, that’s not an option for most people.  The economy’s taken a few punches, and we’ve all suffered the blows. Throw holiday shopping in the mix and it’s no wonder households (mine included) are trolling websites for discounts and snapping up Groupon deals.  (Winning our “Holiday Dips & Dishes” $500 grand prize would help, too.)

But despite the urge to tap out and save up, we can’t help but want to give, especially around the holidays. My roommate fills out the $1, $3 or $5 donation cards at the grocery store, while I opt for tossing change in the Salvation Army buckets.

It’s little, but it adds up. And that’s what our new “Take Action Tuesday” Facebook campaign is all about. Each Tuesday, we’ll post an idea for something you can do, right then, that will make a difference in celiac awareness. It’s not a matter of pulling out your credit card (though we welcome donations of any amount); it’s more about doing something that advances the cause. Baby steps. Big strides. You get the idea.

How to “Take Action” this week? Create a “Holiday Wish” for NFCA’s Cause on Facebook. It works the same way as a “Birthday Wish” on Facebook, just with some seasonal flair. To “Start your Holiday Wish,” visit this link: http://wishes.causes.com/

Make sure to pick “National Foundation for Celiac Awareness” as your cause, and within 2 minutes, you’ll have an easy way to raise funds for NFCA. Plus, it’s another way to spread awareness. Did your 5th grade classmate know about celiac disease? Nope. But now she does.

See how many “Take Action Tuesdays” you can complete, and post a comment saying “Done!” when you do. We may even make you an Awareness All-Star.


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