As we officially enter the holiday season with the completion of Thanksgiving, there are a bunch of days that follow with snappy names used to boost businesses big and small. Many people (including myself) searched for deals on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Now that the holiday decorations are up and the weather gets a little cooler, our thoughts start going toward the people who need help. It is the season of giving, and it all starts on Giving Tuesday.
My family has been blessed because we are fortunate enough to have been on both sides of charity. I have said many times how the Ronald McDonald House kept our family together when we were at our lowest. They took care of us when we did not know we needed help. I am forever in debt to that organization. In return, I will continue to sing their praises and share my experiences with the House. Actually, they were our Home. Our family was together, so wherever my wife and my daughter are, that is where I am calling Home. In addition to sharing my story, I will raise both funds and awareness for the Ronald McDonald House.
If you can, please donate to the Ronald McDonald House. You can donate money, volunteer to make meals for families, or even buy something off of their Amazon Wish List. I have done all three of these things for the organization, and it is incredibly satisfying knowing that my donation goes directly to the people who need it most – the families who want to stay together.
As you know I am running for the Ronald McDonald House again next year during the Chicago Marathon so you can donate directly to my fundraising efforts by going to THIS LINK!
For more information on Giving Tuesday, visit givingtuesday.org and you can see what other charities you can donate to on this important day. Last year over 100 countries and millions of people took part in this special event. I hope this day continues to grow and more people get the help that they need.
Video from givingtuesday.org