So this is something I try to do once a year. I added it to my list to make sure I remembered to do it. In the past I have donated to Dumb Friends League and probably will again at a different time of this year.
However, I really wanted to donate to something else for this task. Make it something that I would not normally do.
So I found this website: Charity Navigator thinking it would make it easier to find a charity that was worthy and really needed this money. This was not the case. It actually made the choice much, much harder.
I cannot even decide between the categories:
Let alone decide once in those categories. But I set a standard for myself and just had to push through and do something.
So I looked through the “popular topics” that need money and found a popular charity called Direct Relief:
Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies.
They have multiple programs but I found it interesting you could donate to a specific cause. I chose to support people dealing with the wildfires in California.
It is tragic. What is overwhelming is there are so many tragic things going on in the world it was difficult to not give to everyone. I did not donate much. I do not have that much disposable income. But I hope anything can help. And I know if other people join in the help can be more widespread.
I know this is like a really cheesy thing and it is not like I actually own this star but I thought it was something cool to do.
Plus, I found this foundation – White Dwarf Project – which donates the money to scientific exploration of space.
So I adopted a star in the name of my family:
My family has been going through a lot recently but we are always there for each other and always supportive of life changes and decisions… we are a clan and I cannot imagine my life without them. This star is out there now with our name on it. Regardless of how official it truly is…
You got to pick number of star too, so I picked 0825, which is my parents wedding anniversary. ❤😁
Random acts of kindness are great. I feel like they do not only make someone else feel good but can brighten your day just by doing them as well.
So I just placed a few extra quarters in a random meter. Maybe the person using the space did not need the extra time. But hopefully someone got some free use out of the change.
After cleaning my bedroom closet it only seemed natural that I complete this task next.
Because well of course when I cleaned out my closet I got rid of a lot of clothes that either no longer fit me or I just never wear.
I still have more clothes in my closet than I need or probably wear, but maybe if I go through everything again in a month or so I can continue to declutter.