30 Day Giving Challenge 2012: Will you join me?

Do you have a giving heart or would you like to cultivate one?  Then join me in the 30 Day Giving Challenge!


Giving Bible Verse


I’ve participated in this challenge for the past three years and each year it blesses me in unspeakable ways!


Here’s the deal:


The challenge is to give something to someone everyday in November.  The gifts can be anything given to anyone…money, food, old clothes, crafts, your time, or even kind words.  I would love to have  my readers join me in this challenge.  The way I see it, even if I don’t give something every single day it will probably would still be more than I normally would have given any other month…and that’s worth it, right?


There is a team of ten bloggers who will continually be providing giving ideas, inspiration, and other tools to help you give like you’ve never given before!  You can stay up-to-date by following the 30 Day Giving Challenge on Facebook, Twitter, BlogFrog Community & new this year, Pinterest. You can also use these networking tools to connect with other participants, get ideas, ask questions, and grow in your faith.  You can follow my giving progress here on Embracing Beauty.


Here are some of the gift ideas I’ve came up with so far:

  • donate can goods to a local food pantry
  • donate new toys in your gift drawer or closet to Toys for Tots
  • make and deliver a meal to a grieving family or a family with a sick loved one
  • donate a couple of hours of free babysitting for new parents
  • rake up the leaves in an elderly friend’s house
  • clean out your closets to donate to GoodWill or the Salvation Army
  • give few more dollars in the plate at church
  • prepare a gift for those new to the neighborhood
  • send a letter and a box of non-perishable goodies to a soldier
  • have the kids make and mail cards to missionaries
  • put together a shoebox (or more) for Operation Christmas Child
Plus, check out my Gift Ideas & Gift Wrapping Pinterest board for cute and clever gift ideas and ways to wrap them.


For more information, visit 30DayGivingChallenge.org.


So what do you say, are you up for the challenge?


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  1. What a wonderful idea!

  2. What an awesome thing to do. I wish my life wasn’t so crazy right now, but I am off to donate pantry items, clothes and toys.

  3. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    I love this idea! It doesn’t have to be monetary every day so there’s no reason it can’t be done!

  4. Deb @ Just Short of Crazy says

    This is a fantastic challenge. I don’t have the energy to participate everyday, but I’ll definitely be looking at some ways we can give over the next few weeks.

  5. What a wonderful idea!

  6. What a fantastic challenge!!! I don’t know if I can do 30 days, considering that today is 11/4… But I did give food to a pantry yesterday, so that’s 1 day down! And I am doing an OCC box this week… Maybe I can do this!

  7. Brett Martin says

    Oh, I’m up for this. Totally. Our school does donations to http://www.hawkwing.org and we can send things in there daily. Plus church. THeres so much we can do!

  8. Thank you for sharing this great idea! I’m looking forward to sharing this with my family, too!

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