We’re coming up on the first anniversary of when I started this blog. Okay, yes, by “coming up” I do mean it’s more like 6 weeks away, but that got me thinking about my first posts. I started this blog a week before Christmas as a way to talk about organizations in my community that were about to receive donations from me. I plan to make more donations this year, and while I still think last year's recipients are very appropriate choices, I'm interested in what you think. I have some incredible friends and family who support all kinds of causes that are important to them (hint: that's you!). I want to know what those causes are. What organization do you think should receive a donation this year from me and why?
Last year I donated only to organizations that are based in Champaign County. If you make a strong case for an organization based somewhere else, I'm totally willing to broaden my horizons. To sweeten the deal for you, if I choose an organization you suggest, I’ll send you a box of homemade sweet treats! Submit suggestions using this form.
Last year's recipients were Community Elements, Crisis Nursery, The Center for Women in Transition, and the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.
I also did a short series on Gifts that Give Back, so if you have suggestions for that, please leave a comment below.