BENEFITING: Bread for the City, Inc.
I know that I've gone on a lot about all the birthday presents you should buy me for my birthday next week, and I don't want to discourage that, but what I would really like for my birthday is for you to donate alllllll the money (+ at least $15) that you were going to spend on my gifts to charity.
The charity I've selected, Bread for the City, provides many services to DC residents in need including social and medical services, clothing, and food. I was most impressed with their Glean for the City program, which takes fresh produce from Farmers Markets straight to their food pantries - giving people access to healthy food they wouldn't have gotten otherwise.
But if you hate my choice of charity, please donate to one of the other thousands of worthwhile organizations on this site.
It would be an amazing birthday gift to know that perhaps I inspired you to help make the world a little bit better. So help me reach my goal of $270 by my 27th birthday next week.
While you're on a making-the-world-better streak, go ahead and volunteer, smile at a stranger, leave a waitress a great tip, or offer to help someone carry something heavy.. a little kindness goes a long way!