I have recently come across the Lovedrop site and decided to offer what assistance I could. I think the idea behind it is a good one, as there are people out there whose lives could literally be transformed with just a little help.
Take a look at their May challenge and see if you can offer any help. It doesn’t need to be cash, there are other ways to spread the word.
Love Drop is a micro-giving network of people who unite as a community to make a difference in the lives of one person or family a month. By giving just $1.00, they make it easy for their members to change lives in a fun and super easy way.
At the end of every month, Nate and J$ show up in the town the families live in and present them with everything the team raised — all the money, the gifts, whatever the community helped get. It’s all on film, and it all ends with us making a difference! (And then it starts all over again the next month)
Last month Love Drop gave over $6,000 worth of cash and goods to their recipient, the Kahlen family, who had been going through a financially hard time due to the economy (and whose daughter is currently battling Tuberous Sclerosis). We focused on their love of spending time together, and brought them over 8 pairs of tickets to a whole bunch of local events. It was awesome, and you can watch how it all went down here.
This month they rally behind the Stalnakers -- a family who, along with thousands of others along the gulf coast, are still reeling from the effects of the BP oil spill. Our goal is to get them a reliable car this month as their previous two have died, and it’s getting harder and harder for them to manage w/ the one they’re currently borrowing. They’ve been giving back to their community since they moved in, and now it’s time for US to help them!
Want to help? Here are three ways you can participate:
Help them get a car! -- Our #1 goal is to give them a reliable used car in decent working order. If you have any leads, discounts, or connections in this area, please email Love Drop and let them know.
Give $1.00 -- This money will help get them back on their feet, and relieve some financial burden. Every dollar counts!
Give a gift or service -- Gift cards are always helpful. Places like Target, Wal-mart, restaurants, etc would definitely help them out. Services too -- especially those you can offer yourselves, or from your company.
Thanks everyone! We’ll let you know how it goes!