I *heart” MADD Canada

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?

MADD Canada Valentine's Day

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:

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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  1. I think this texting to donate idea is brilliant. Often we read stories or consider donating to a charity and then get sidetracked on the way to our chequebook or credit card. This allows us to instantly respond to the desire to donate and all those small amounts can add up to something quite spectacular. It certainly gets my attention!

  2. That V-day promo IS so Natalie! And I mean that as a big ‘ol compliment.

    I think every little bit counts when it comes to great causes. Loads of smaller donations might be easier to obtain than fewer huge ones, since more people can afford to give and feel it’s justifiable. A higher quantity of givers also helps by spreading awareness. There’s SO much power in the masses, but only because they’re made up of beautiful individuals.

    Love Amber’s go-without movement—learning about it for the first time here. 🙂 Thanks so much for the link-up!

  3. Lent is coming next week, so I’ve decided to give up Starbucks (Ahh!…). I’m planning to donate the money I won’t be otherwise spending, so thanks for the list of worthy charities! Have a great weekend, Natalie! 🙂

  4. Great list, Natalie! Thanks for showing the GoWithout Movement some love.

    I love the text donations – I know that I’ve given to more charities this way. And $5 DOES make a difference. Just think, if only 100 people who normally wouldn’t donate choose to because texting makes it easy, that’s $500. It adds up fast!

  5. This is fabulous!

    Texting a donation is clever. People tend to give much more when they are not dealing with real money. And what better way to spend it than by helping others.

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