I was driving to work one day this past week, thinking about how to make some positive change in this world, while this song — Lochs of Dread — by Béla Fleck was playing:
Until now. You see, I believe that if a lot of people get involved with something positive, even if it’s just a little bit, we can make a tremendous change. So I have a challenge for everyone who reads this.
Donate at least ten dollars (or ten euros, or ten pounds, or whatever’s the closest equivalent in your currency) or volunteer at least four hours at whatever charitable organization you choose.
When you do it, leave a comment at the bottom of this post, telling us:
- what you donated/volunteered to do,
- what organization you donated to/volunteered for, and
- why you chose that organization.
When I get 100 unique comments from people who have done this, I will shave my head. This is a big deal. I have had long hair since I was 19 and in college:
and I look like this today:
I only cut it short once (in 2005) to donate my hair to Locks of Love. I have never shaved my head. And I will do this — and post pictures — as soon as we reach our goal.
I’m also curious to learn about what all of your favorite charities are! Spread the word, because I would love to not just meet my goal of 100 donations of time or money, but to exceed it by as much as possible! Let’s see what we can accomplish!