Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category

Take Time Tuesday: Another Amazing Cycle for Survival

February 24, 2015 at 6:03 am

It’s Tuesday and I normally try something new and link up with Sara for “Tried It Tuesday.” This week, I am going to take a time out from this format, because Katie mentioned that she was bringing back “Take Time Tuesday.” Take Time Tuesday is a reminder to stop and share what you are grateful for. This is the “Winter Blues Edition.” There’s no better…

It’s Here – Cycle for Survival & More Fun Stuff From This Week!

February 22, 2015 at 6:53 am

It’s finally Cycle for Survival Day! I am so proud to say that our Erica Finds’ team raised $10,456 as of last night! So awesome! It’s not too late to read why I ride and to enter to win one of the 10 awesome prizes in my raffle (total value well over $500!) Only $10 to enter – and an entry for every additional $10,…

Why I Support Cycle for Survival + How You Can, Too! #Raffle

January 25, 2015 at 8:11 am

This is the 4th year I am participating in Cycle for Survival and the 3rd year we will have an eight person Erica Finds team. Here are my recaps from 2013 and 2014. To step back a bit, I will tell you about about Cycle for Survival, why I participate and encourage others to, as well. I remember reading an article about Jennifer Goodman Linn in…

Friday Finds: Do Good and Get Back + More!

January 23, 2015 at 5:52 am

If you read this blog, you know I am all about deals and perks AND that I love to support awesome charities. Imagine my surprise when I found out about Chicago start-up Selfless last year. [This is a re-run – but a great one for Chicago people…I am reposting this because they have added a TON of great new perks. If you missed this last…

Merry Christmas & Great News – Giving is Good for You!

December 25, 2014 at 9:46 am

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! I get to celebrate with my in-laws in California. Nothing like a little sunshine and warmth to pep me up! Also, it turns out that giving is good for you, too. Well, I knew some of this but not all! My friends at Happify asked me to share this infographic with you! (Want to learn more about Happify? I…

Friday Finds: Gifts That Give, Find Your Purpose + More!

December 19, 2014 at 6:15 am

At this time of year, I like the idea of making charitable donations in honor of someone along with, or in place of, other gifts. Many people have causes that they clearly support so it is easy to choose an organization. If I do not know someone’s interests, or favorite causes, there is a great aggregator site for giving called JustGive. JustGive is a nonprofit…

Friday Finds: National Believe Day, Wishes Delivered + Much More

December 12, 2014 at 6:43 am

As part of its holiday Believe campaign, Macy’s has declared today, Friday, December 12 as the sixth annual National Believe Day.  The Believe campaign is devoted to embracing the season’s spirit of generosity and kindness toward others. To honor this special day, Macy’s and Make-A-Wish will grant more than 50 “Wishes Across America” to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Macy’s Believe campaign invites customers to…