The exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday is coming up on Tuesday, August 22, 2017—the day after a solar eclipse. Hmmm. And with RA’s earlier character portrayal Sir Guy (below via RAnet, Thanks!), he is no doubt familiar with that phenomenon.
But with Richard Armitage, nothing solar or otherwise eclipses his talent, drive, charm, handsomeness, and his charitable giving compassion.
So as you know, I launched my suggestion of RA Fans who wish to participate gathering our loose/spare change and donating it to a charity in honor of Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday this coming August 22nd on July 26, 2017 with Change for Charity. The wallpaper below may be printed out at half paper size, cut out, then wrapped around your change can/jar (see mine at right):
Apart from him being a wonderfully talented actor and storyteller, Richard Armitage is also a compassionate charitable person who set up his Just Giving site years ago as a way for his fans to make a lasting contribution to charity, rather than sending him a gift. And that is wonderful of him!
And there are probably many of us who also support international charities like the Red Cross, UNHCR, or UNICEF and other organizations that help our neighbors around the world. And whether our donations are modest or a bit more, every level of giving is wonderful. Because when many people’s charitable donations are added together, they can really make a difference in individual’s lives.
And sometimes, we can actually see our donations make a difference when they are closer to home–in our communities or home countries. And these donations are just as worthy of our support and financial contributions. And as I mentioned to one person who indicated that she was going to try my Change for Charity idea and donate in her home country, that old saying “think globally, and act locally” is certainly a very good thought.
So wherever you plan to donate your Change for Charity in honor Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday, thank you in advance. XOXOXOXOXOXOX
Change for Charity Challenge
And I hope that you will let me know that you are participating in my Change for Charity fundraiser, because I have a challenge for you. In addition to my donating whatever the amount of my spare change collection ends up being (with my hubby’s spare change helping to boost my totals) to Richard Armitage’s Childline charity on his Just Giving site, I will make an additional donation of $1 each for the first 25 people who let me know they are participating in Change for Charity, by their making a comment below this post–or privately via the Contact Gratiana Lovelace link above. And you don’t need to tell me how much you are giving, it is truly the thought that counts. So I’m making a Change for Charity Challenge of $25 for 25 participants.
I already have about five people who have indicated to me that they are participating in Change for Charity—my great thanks to Guylty (also see her fundraiser here), Violet, Glady, Laurie Michaud, and MadGeorgiaPeach—with several more ladies really liking my Change for Charity idea on twitter when I announced it there, but they didn’t state directly that they were participating. So there might be more individuals to help jump start my additional donations challenge.
I’m initially starting small with a $25 for 25 participants Change for Charity Challenge for a couple of reasons:
1) I’m not sure how quickly 20 additional individuals might let me know that they are participating in Change for Charity;
2) I am willing to increase my additional donations challenge by another $25 to a total of $50 for 50 participants, if we do reach $25 for 25 participants quickly (a relative term, Ha!);
3) and, even with great health insurance I’m still wincing from the past year’s out of pocket medical bills that we paid–we could have bought a small used car–but I will find a way to further the Change for Charity Challenge, if we hit the second target of 50 participants;
So for all the joy that his storytelling brings us, are you ready for the Change for Charity Challenge to honor Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday on August 22, 2017?
Go for it! Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;->
(image above at Audible, via Valentina A. Thanks!)