SpReAd the Love : First Challenge

Following is a repost from FunkyBlueDandelion:

Thank you all for embracing SpReAd The Love. Obscura should have an update this afternoon of where we stand in regard to the number of kindnesses we’ve logged so far  but before we do that we wanted to let you in on our first blogger challenge. We’ll be issuing these periodically throughout the year and the first one is a really fun one.

Dr. Seuss’s birthday falls on March 2 and in the US it kicks off Read Across America in elementary schools and libraries. The challenge from us is to choose a book that meant the world to you as a child (or a children’s book you’ve read and loved as an adult), blog about it and then donate a copy of it to a school, library or literacy program, or give it as a gift to a young family member or friend. Just let us know in the body of your blog post where you’re donating and that’s it, it counts. We have another anonymous co-conspirator who is willing to donate $1 for each act of kindness during March and April up to $200 to Richard Armitage’s JustGiving charities so this one is going to be a win-win.

Wanna make that win-win-win? If you blog and are willing to host a guest post for someone who doesn’t, let me know so that we can match you up with someone who might like to participate but doesn’t have a blog of his or her own. Hosting a guest post is also a loggable kindness. If you don’t blog but would like to participate we’ll work it out. Just email me at funkybluedelphinium at gmail dot com with the subject line DR SEUSS. The target date for this challenge is March 2 but any posts between March 1-7 will count and please let us know so that we can link to them all.

Okay, it’s Sunday which normally means poetry here and we talked about Dr. Seuss and it’s yucky and snowy and cold where I’m sitting so I need a hit of sunshine so I’m going to spin a Burning Man vid that I’ve posted before. Have a great day whatever you’re doing!


Jazzbaby (you’ll have to follow the link to the dandelion patch for the video 🙂  )

You can also leave a comment here, or email me at ancient dot Armitage at gmail dot com if you’d like to participate.

10 comments on “SpReAd the Love : First Challenge

  1. fedoralady says:

    Reblogged this on the armitage effect and commented:
    More about SpReAd the Love! It’s the first challenge and I really love it. 😀

  2. With your permission, I want to reblog this now, then re-blog again closer to the March timeframe. I can save it in my Weekly Wrap-up folder. Since I’m Story Weaver it hits me right in the heart.

  3. […] better than half way to maxing out the matching gift pledge.   With the added incentive of the “book challenge” I predict we will blow right past our original goal by the end of February!  Can you feel the […]

  4. […] Day is the day of luuuuuuv, so have you spReAd any Armitage love […]

  5. […] feeling it leaves with them…win/win!  If you are interested in participating in the upcoming book challenge, let Jazzy or me know.  If you’re not real keen on writing a reflection, but have a book […]

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