With Valentine’s Day just behind us, I gotta say I loved MADD Canada’s Valentine’s text to donate banner (now gone from their site but not forgotten)! It was very “Natalie” if you ask me. What do you think?
How cool is that?! You can text 45678 to donate $5 to MADD Canada. It’s such an easy way to offer your support and every little bit counts so I hope you’ll consider it.
This reminds me of Amber West’s #GoWithout Movement. Amber had the great idea that each week we could go without a little something to give back. She had some great text to donate charities and I added a few of my own to the list. I thought a recap might be nice:
- Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital: Text KIDS to 27722 to give $10
- Susan G. Komen – Breast Cancer: Text KOMEN to 90999 to give $1
- Elisabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation: Text HIVFREE to 90999 to donate $5
- The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children: Text NYSPCC to 50555 to donate $10
- Autism Speaks Canada: Text AUTISM to 45678 to give $5
- Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation: Text PINK to 45678 to give $5
- Canadian Cancer Society: Text FIGHT to 45678 to give $5
- Children’s Miracle Network: Text MIRACLE to 45678 to give $5
- Ducks Unlimited Canada: Text DUCKS to 45678 to give $5
- The Salvation Army of Canada: Text HOPE to 45678 to give $5
- Make-A-Wish Canada: Text WISH to 45678 to give $5
You can find a pretty comprehensive list of other Canadian charities that accept text donations here. Or contact a local charity you love and drop off your $$$!
What are your thoughts on charities starting to use text to donate? Do you think the smaller amounts make it “easier” to donate? Or do you feel like your small donation wouldn’t “matter anyway, so why bother”?
Two years ago, my beautiful mother-in-law’s life was cut tragically short by an impaired driver. In honor of Donna Jean Kennie, please don’t drink and drive. Impaired driving is 100% preventable. Think about it.
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