Email or RSS subscribers, please click through to my actual site to watch the video – it’s the one we shot while I was in Haiti last month. (If anyone doubted Kris Rutherford’s film-making talents - and no one did or could but if - they need only see that he somehow managed to edit my sobbing and slobbering mess of an attempt into something that is very nearly coherent. Well done, sir.)
Over time, our culture has added those weird labels to describe our perception of its meaning and purpose. Some of us are excited by those labels, others are disgusted, either way, these labels have eroded the true spirit of the holiday giving season: Generosity.
So we declare that today – 27 November – is Generous Tuesday.
Thanks to Pure Charity, individuals, non-profits, and businesses are coming together to remember what the giving season is truly about, and giving back. They’re coming up with inspired ideas and big plans to join in Generosity, and you can too. Tell people what you are doing and why.
Generosity inspires generous living, and it can spark a movement of transformation.
Haiti has taken up room in my heart, and our family is still moving things around to make space for the newness of our friendships there.
The Legacy Project is not simply aid nor is this a hand-out or an invasion, a grand gesture of absolution. No, this is Haitian-led community development born out of friendship and relationship, and I simply feel honoured to even be a small part of this thing
Here’s how to participate:
- You can sign up with Pure Charity and help us reach that goal. Install the widget on your Internet browser to be notified when you’re at a Pure Charity retailer and/or register your credit card. If you need help, click here.
- Just this week, I ordered my family holiday greeting cards from Shutterfly and I received 4% of my purchase back to my Pure Charity Giving Fund. Then I ordered toys for the tinies from Chapters Indigo, and received 2.5% of that purchase back to my giving fund. Retailers from Apple to Target, Walmart to Barnes & Noble are participating. I’ll donate the full amount our Haiti Legacy Project after all of my Christmas shopping is complete.
- You can also make an immediate one-time donation directly to the school project here.
It’s Generous Tuesday!
Let’s spread the word, shall we?