Each year, fans/admirers of the talented British actor Richard Armitage (handsome fellow at right, thanks to Dinnyschild) like to commemorate his birthday with sharing videos, essays across blogs, and fan art, etc.—and his 46th birthday is coming up on August 22nd.
In more recent years, RA Fans have also donated to charities in his honor—for his birthday and at other times of the year. And this year, Guylty Pleasure blogger Guylty reminded us of that by her plans to launch a fun auction/raffle again for his birthday this year.
So, I will also take up Guylty’s charitable challenge by my also encouraging my fellow RA Fans/Admirers to literally dip into their pockets and collect their loose spare change each day through August 21 into a pop can or jar that you have labeled Change-ing the world with Love.
Here’s a graphic that you can print and tape to your spare change can/jar (below):
Then on August 21st , the day before his birthday, please go online to either Richard Armitage’s Just Giving site or some other charity of your choosing (I also donate to UNHCR and UNICEF for refugee relief) and make a donation there equal to the amount of spare change that you have collected—or some other amount that you wish to donate. And then please come back here to my blog and share that you have made a donation and to which charity in his honor.
Don’t worry about sharing the amount you gave—or plan to give–just share that you gave. Personal giving is private and every level of giving is welcome. Because every little bit helps—whether it is $5, $25, $50, or more.
And if you’re not someone who uses cash, then please consider giving a planned amount to donate. For example, 46 cents x 22 days = $10.12, etc.
And a ladies philanthropic education organization that I belong to does this spare change fundraising approach every so often and it has netted big results in a very short time—over $1,000 dollars toward women’s educational scholarships each time.
So if you want to join in and/or have additional suggestions on ways to celebrate and honor Richard Armitage’s upcoming 46th birthday, please share that in a comment below.
Hugs & Cheers!
P.S. I have now made my own change jar–from a parmesan container. Ha! Two views appear below:
Please share a picture of your RA 46th Birthday spare change giving jar/can in a comment below. Thanks!