If 2010 was the Year of Action for me (starting this blog and other legacy projects I’d been putting off), then 2011 is the year of Awesomeness –consolidating on what I’ve achieved, and having a meaningful impact.
So what better way to kick of the year than being able to share with you the progress on a project close to my heart:
Love Drop is a micro-giving network of people who unite as a community to help one person or family a month. It’s a pretty unique project, founded by J and Nate, two people with very big hearts.
From the start when my friend J$ announced it, it captured mine and many others’ imagination and it’s now time for very first ever Love Drop!
Here’s who we are helping this month.
Helping 12 Families in Need, 1 Every Month.
Each month Love Drop delivers a unique combination of unexpected financial gifts, personal encouragement and the support of local and online communities.
Why Love Drop?
The Internet, and what it can represent excites me every day, and this project is a great example of how to use the internet as a force for good.
Every month the Love Drop community comes together to raise as much support and awareness as we possibly can. It starts on the website – LoveDrop.us, gets spread across the entire network of blogs (including Magical Penny), and continues through the forums where all our members are brainstorming.
The best bit though?
This project transcends the digital space –J and Nate are literally going to land on the front steps of the 12 families in need this year -and as a member you can even decide who those people will be.
At the end of every month, Nate and J$ are showing up in the town the people live in to deliver a pile of goodness from the Love Drop community. The money, the gifts, the services, everything! It’s all on film, and it all ends with an amazing outpouring of love. And then it starts all over again the next month.
How You Can Help
This project is all about coming up with creative and fun ways to make a difference for someone. Here’s what you can do to make the first Love Drop special for Jill and her family:
- Join the team – Become a member by paying whatever you want. Even $1.00 (that’s about 60 pence to us British peeps)
- Join the blogger network – Blog, about our Love Drops once a month like I’m doing right now on Magical Penny! It’s easy, it’s rewarding, and it REALLY helps spread the word (which in turn helps the families!). Love Drop will give you all the content you need.
- Give a gift or provide a service – the sky’s the limit. Email all ideas/questions to team (at) lovedrop.us, and they’ll make it happen).
When you start to grow your pennies for yourself, you can give some way to help others!
Whilst growing your savings and preparing for the future is a worthy goal, it’s even more fun to direct your pennies to things beyond yourself. Visit Love Drop and see if it makes sense for you!
Previously on Magical Penny:
Even if you can’t give anything, thank you for reading Magical Penny -it’s because of you that Magical Penny can directly contribute to the awesomeness that is Love Drop, so if you do nothing else, keep reading -I’m honoured you’re sharing your time with me and I’m looking forward to helping you learn to successfully save and start investing in 2011.
Bring on the year of Awesomeness.
What is 2011 for you? Share in the comments!