So, you're inspired by this movement and you want to help?! YAY! This is SO exciting! Now it's time to decided what or who are you going to help. Maybe you even team up with friends to make, create, send or donate items. Remember, it can be ANYTHING. The point is to have FUN doing it. You can even give 50 minutes of your time! If you want to help an organization or charity, give them a call. Ask them "What do you need? I'd like to help you by giving 50 items." Some charities have suggested multiple items and that's OK too! It doesn't have to be just one item.
This is where you might want to share your idea with others by posting on FaceBook, Instagram, or email your family and friends.
HASHTAGS: Make sure to include #Whatsyour50 when you post, so that we all know about it.
Tagging a Group/Charity/Hospital: If you want to tag an organization, look them up on FaceBook so that you can find their @. It should be on their main page to the left. Then include that in your post so that it tags them. For example: @Whatsyour50donation When you hit Enter, Whats Your 50 is now highlighted.
This is the FUN part! Share, Share, Share your success!! We really want to know about your idea, your story and your progress. Take pictures. Even if you can't reach your goal of 50, we will still be thrilled because you did SOMETHING to help our world.
What have YOU done lately to help others? I have joined the #Whatsyour50 that is encouraging everyone to GIVE back in increments of 50. Can you please help me reach my goal of .....?
I am inspired by the "What's Your 50?" movement, so I will be hosting a blood drive at the local Red Cross on Tuesday from 5 - 7 PM. My goal is to collect 50 pints. Can you please stop by to give blood? The Red Cross will be so grateful you did.
Make 50 cookies for nurses
Make 50 bags of trail mix for a food bank
Make 50 dog treats for a shelter
50 pairs of socks for a men's shelter
50 used books to a nursing home
50 pencils and pens to a school
Donate 50 slices of pizza to a VA hospital
50 boxes of diapers to a diaper bank
50 boxes of sanitary products
50 cases of batteries
50 stuffed animals
50 new items for a playground
50 pints of blood
50 washing machines
50 musical instruments
50 days of volunteering
I Support The Girls www.isupportthegirls.org Sanitary Pads & new/gently used Bras
Children's Inn at NIH www.childrensinn.org Toys for children undergoing research studies
Children's National Dr. Bear's Closet www.childrensnational.org BINGO prizes for children to win
Mo. Co. Coalition for the Homeless - cleaning supplies for their transition out of homelessness
Nourish Now www.nourishnow.org peanut butter and PB&J sandwiches
Silver Spring Cares www.silverspringcares.org casseroles for Shepherd's Table
Local Shelters - Socks, blankets, sheets, pillows, diapers, toothbrushes, toothpaste
My Sister's Place www.mysistersplacedc.org lipstick & mascara, snack bags, pumpkins
Indian Reservations - monetary donations
Derek's Hugs - blankets for children in the hospital
Safe Kids Worldwide www.safekids.org seat belt cutters
Operation Gratitude www.operationgratitude.com write letters to our active military and Veterans
Brothers with Books @BrothersWbooks - Fighting for equity, enhancing access, and inspiring kids to read!