The talented British actor Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday will happen in 4 days on August 22nd!
So various other RA Fan bloggers—such Guylty–have also organized various campaigns to involve his fans in fundraising and fun activities associated with celebrating his birthday!
So I wanted to give you an update for RA Fans participating in my Change for Charity donations. So far six for so RA fans have made themselves known to me—and I make the seventh or so person. And creating a change jar with the graphic below is fairly easy (I used an empty parmesan container for my Change for Charity jar (after I washed it, of course., Ha!):
So far, my loose change collection amount—with able help from my hubby emptying his pockets—has risen to $8.25 USD! And I would love to hear from others as to how they are doing with their loose change collections, by their commenting below.
If you’re shy, you don’t have to say the amount that you have collected. And no donation amount is too small–because when combined with other people’s donations at the charity of your choice, the donations can really add up. Just think if seven people each collected and donated $10, that would be $70 for various charities—money that they didn’t have, nor expected. So the donations—whatever the amounts and to whatever charity you choose–are all good.
And I thought that it would also be fun to “round” our collection amounts calculations to feature the numbers “22” (for RA’s birthday) and/or “46” (for RA’s age). Some examples of rounded collection amounts appears below:
$2.20, or $22.00, or $22.46; or $4.60, or $46.00 or $46.22, etc.
My personal Change for Charity collection goal is $22.46—to be donated to Childline on RA’s Just Giving site. We had well over $8,100 in out of pocket medical expenses this year—which precluded us from making anything more than modest donations to charity this year.
So though my donations with Change for Charity will be modest, they come from my heart. Anyone of you might be in a similar financial situation. So with $8.25 collected for Change for Charity to honor Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday so far, I have four days to collect $14.21! Pressure! Ha!
Actually, I need to start stashing my Change for Charity collection jar more often. Ha! And Thursday night before I wrote this post, I had gotten cash back at the store earlier on Thursday—ostensibly for lunch out with my hubby, and such on the weekend. So some of it will make it into my Change for Charity jar.
Oooh! I just counted what I received as cash back today, added with the cash that I already had. Guess what it adds up to? $46!!! I think fate and destiny are at work here. LOL!
So I’m putting $10 more into my Change for Charity collection jar to bring my collection total so far to $18.25USD. So with four days to go until RA’s birthday on August 22, I need to collect $4.21 USD more in loose change to bring my collection total up to my goal of $22.46USD. Snap!
I am also challenging more RA Fans to participate in Change for Charity—with them directing their donations as they wish. So for every person letting me know they are participating—with 7 people so far, counting myself—that is $7 extra that I plan to donate in honor of Richard Armitage so far. But I am happy to give a little more if others will let me know that they are also participating in my Change for Charity donations efforts.
And I will direct my Challenge donation monies in honor of Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday to a donation again to UNHCR for refugee relief, as I have several times the past year. UNHCR helps families survive and thrive the unthinkable upheavals of having to leave their homes and their homelands.
So come on and please participate in my Change for Charity individual collections to honor Richard Armitage’s 46th birthday, and make me donate a bit more to UNHCR. Just let me know that you’re participating in a comment below. And if you wish, please indicate the charity that you will donate to.
Thanks and Cheers! Grati ;->
P.S. Please note that no fundraising monies are to be sent to me/Grati. You will each individually make your own Change for Charity donations to the charity of your choice, in honor of Richard Armitage.