Change for Charity:  Honoring Richard Armitage’s 46th Birthday from our Hearts on Aug. 22,  July 26, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1081)

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!

About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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21 Responses to Change for Charity:  Honoring Richard Armitage’s 46th Birthday from our Hearts on Aug. 22,  July 26, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1081)

  1. Guylty says:

    What a fabulous idea, Grati! I love it – such a simple, easy idea, to clean out the purse every evening and that way rake up some funds. I am totally going to do that, and I am going to collect the change in a nice jar to see it grow bit by bit. Great idea – will pass it on!

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  2. July 26 & 27, 2017–Thanks for voting/starring my Post #1081 about collecting our spare change for donations to charities in honor of RA’s 46th birthday! Hugs, Love, & Cheers! Grati ;->

    discovermarche, Violet, & Herba


  3. July 26, 2017–Guylty tweeted her Change for Change jar pix (see below), and I look forward to seeing other people’s jars and cans! Thanks & Cheers! Grati ‘->

    P.S. I will make my own can/jar tonight after work, and then add it to my post above.


  4. Violet says:

    I love this idea, Grati. I already have a coin jar (something my father taught me to do since I was a little girl), so I’ll go even further and ask my friends who visit me to donate. They already know about Richard. Ha! ;)

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    • Hi Violet, Thanks so much for your kind note about my spare change fundraising for charity suggestion in honor of RA’s 46th birthday! And thanks for also getting your friends involved! That’s great! Cheers! Grati ;->

      P.S. I also have another coin jar with shiny or interesting coins that I come across–also a family hobby/habit for me. Small world! Ha!

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  5. This is a great idea Grati, I will join the action as soon as I return home from holiday. Since my coins are Romanian, I will use it to support a Romanian charity, I hope you will count this as part of your action. Much love!

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    • Hi Glady,

      Thanks so much for your very kind note and your participation in making a charitable donation in honor of RA’s 46th birthday!

      A Romanian charity near you for your donation is excellent!

      There is the old phrase “think globally, and act locally”.

      So hopefully, your local donation will make it that much more meaningful for you.

      Hugs, Love, & Cheers! Grati ;->


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    • Hi Guylty, Thanks so much for the link to my RA birthday fundraising and Fantasy party fun! And I look forward to your events, too! Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;->


    • And folks, be sure to check out Guylty’s link to her post above, because she also shares her Ebay link–so you can follow her on her “eBay page” and receive her RA Birthday auction fundraiser notifications.

      The text with her Ebay link is a little faint, so look for the underlines in paragraph 3 (above the pink logo illustration).


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