We Just Hit $2,001 For Charity: Water! Will Sell Kidneys (or blog ads) To Finish!

August 5, 2012

charity: water


Happy Sunday everyone!  After a very, frustrating run,  I came home to take a big gulp of cold, clean water to refresh myself with.  Clean water is always on tap and taken for granted here in the United States, but when you start to think globally, you appreciate even the simple joys of a post-workout drink of aqua.

Today’s run really sucked but it put things into perspective.  Just as I started to get all contemplative about the run itself, we got another donation for my birthday charity: water fundraiser!  It was like a cool drink for my tired soul as we crossed the $2k mark!

 Seriously, we raised $2,001 so far.  $599 left. Isn’t that amazing?!


If you would have asked me a year ago, when I did that first little fundraiser to rescue my pug Ralph on the blog, if we could raise over $2,000 in less than a month here on FrugalBeautiful I would have been totally astonished.  I probably would have laughed- back then, even $700 blew my mind and made me all teary-eyed and gleeful.  Now at over $2,000 I’m so thankful and astonished, but one thing is for sure…

…I’m hungry to hit this $2,600 goal by the end of the week.  Let’s put this baby in the can and help 130 people!


So here’s what I’m going to do-  I will do anything to hit this goal and want to make it a win-win for y’all. If you want to help out but also need a little promotion for your blog or small business, I’ve got a deal for you.

If you donate $10 I will give you a 125×125 ad spot on BeautifulGiveaways  or The Frugalpreneur for August.

Go to my charity: water page to donate and let me know on your donation that you want the ad spot (or email me.) I can get it up TODAY.


If you need to hire a social media consultant, or need to revamp your blog or small biz- I will donate part of your fee to the cause.  Go to Cake Mix Media to nab your spot.


I’m serious people. I want this fundraiser in the can, I want it DONE.  If you have any other fundraising ideas, let me know.  Short of selling body parts (we just don’t have time for that people!) I will sell up every available space I can in the online world.


I don’t know if you’ve ever been really, really hungry for a goal- but if you have, you know how much every participant, every donation is appreciated. It doesn’t matter if it’s $1, $5, $10- thank you to everyone who has donated and who will, you matter and you count.  THANK YOU.


(OR…If  you’d like to just go ahead and donate so I can shut up already- donate here.)



2 comments so far.

2 responses to “We Just Hit $2,001 For Charity: Water! Will Sell Kidneys (or blog ads) To Finish!”

  1. Shannyn says:

    Update- we hit our goal. Boom baby.

  2. Isabella Franklin says:

    I’ve just headed back to see if you hit your target and seen that you did! WELL DONE, such a lovely idea x


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