I took a break last year because I felt like with all the turmoil around the election, and all the fundraising civil rights groups were doing it would be hard to compete. But I’m back this year fundraising for Grind for Life.
Shortcut: Donate Now!
For those of you who are new here, I’ve dedicated seven birthdays to fundraising for Grind for Life, a cancer non-profit started by skateboarder Mike Rogers, with a mission to help people with cancer. I ask my friends and family, and a lot of generous folks on the internet, to donate instead of buying me a birthday gift. Over the past several years we’re raised more than $15,000 together.
You can help by donating money, or if you’d rather donate a prize to encourage others to donate money you can do that too. Here’s how:
I’m asking all makers, crafters, business owners, artists, etc. to think about what you might be able to offer as a prize. I generally ask for things that can be shipped (U.S. addresses only), but if you offer a local service (baked goods, hair styling, tattoos, etc) I can do a special drawing for donors who live in your area. In addition to being a great person who helps a great cause, you will also be well-promoted across all of my social media channels.
Interested in donating a prize? Click here to fill out this form! (Feel free to contact me if you have questions about donating, but if you’re ready to offer something, please use the form because this is how I will keep track of what gets promoted!)
**Update on the Wellness House mentioned in the video: Sadly, on 11/29 Grind for Life received word from the property owner that she was no longer interested in selling. Unfortunately this is a major setback for this project, and anyone who donated directly to the Wellness House is being refunded. However, your donations to Grind for Life are still needed, and very much appreciated so they can continue to provide financial assistance to people with cancer and their families! Thank you! **