I am delighted to be collaborating with JazzBaby on the 2014 version of SpReAd the Love, a year long initiative to celebrate the wonderful generosity of this fandom in our local communities. Charitable giving is something that is near and dear to my heart…to the hearts of millions really. I often feel limited in what I am able to do financially, but I’ve come to realize that donations of money are not the only important contributions. This is what I absolutely love about STL…check out the history here…giving comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
SpReAd the Love will look a little different in 2014. For one, in addition to donations of blood and food, basically any act of generosity or kindness fits the bill. Closet cleaning result in bags of outgrown clothes for the thrift store? It counts. Driving your carless neighbor to the store? It counts. Cleaning windows for shut ins? You got it…it counts! Tell us also if someone did something great for you…what seems like a small kindness can have a huge ripple effect. You’ll be surprised, once you start tallying, how much you are already doing that is making a difference for someone!
How does this work? STL will be a year long project. You do what you do and then let us know about it…you can leave a comment here or at Jazz’s (anonymous if you like) or send me an email at: ancientarmitage at gmail dot com with the subject KINDNESS and I will keep your name and address strictly confidential if you prefer. We’ll keep a log of all the goodness and tally it up. Here’s the really great part…an anonymous third collaboRAtor has pledged to donate £1 to Armitage’s Just Giving Charities for each kindness tallied between now and the end of February (to a £200 max)!
Let’s SpReAd some Love!!