Thursday, October 08, 2009

Pay It 40...a birthday gift to your favorite charity

Some of you may know that next year I will turn 40. I don't feel 40 and I don't think I look 40, but the calendar tells me it's true. I wanted to do something that wasn't about me. I wanted to figure out a way to give back. I wanted to make a difference, even if it's just a little one. I have a few friends that will be turning 40 soon as well. In order to make it less traumatic for us and a definite plus for somebody else, we came up with the "Pay It 40" campaign. Sort of a play on the "pay it forward". I will create a new blog/website with links for all the charities.

In the spirit of giving, I'd like to open up the Pay It 40 campaign to anybody who is turning 40 from November 1, 2009 to October 21, 2010. What you have to do is: 1) leave a comment here with your name and birthday, 2) chose your favorite charity (if you know a link, post that as well) and then when the new blog is up and running you can tell all your friends.

Let me know if you have any questions. Please feel free to share this information with others. I would LOVE to have 40 people participate.


Aimie said...

That is an awesome idea! I am a year behind so I cant play this year but maybe next year I can follow in your footsteps!

Unknown said...

Nice idea. I already passed the turning 40- dont tell anyone- but I hope it is a hit!

Kris Connell said...

I am turning 40 next year as well, and launching a new blog later this month on the topic of 40th birthdays. I had been playing around with a charitable component as well, but I love your idea!

I'm not sure how fixed you are on your dates, but if you'd think about extending your dates, my birthday is the week after your cut-off, and I'd happily participate, with as the charity.

Let me know what you think!


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