Fourth Annual Pay It Forward ActiveRain Challenge For November 2017
Are you up for a fun challenge this month? I know we are all caught up with our holiday plans, but surely there is time to jump into this challenge. It’s all about helping others and I know that the family at ActiveRain is chock full of big hearted people who want to make a difference in their community
(or even the world)!
For this challenge, we are asking you to get involved and help others in a
“Pay it Forward” kind of mindset.
Do you love animals? Maybe volunteer at the local humane society for an afternoon or the horse rescue in your area. They can always use an extra pair of hands to groom, feed or clean up after the animals. If you don’t have enough time for the “Hands-on” approach, you can always deliver some food or treats for the animals.
How about the homeless? There are still many Americans who are living on the streets and not sure where their next bed or meal will come from. With winter approaching, these folks need blankets, coats, gloves and hats. Of course, they also need a hot meal. There are many local organizations who would love a food donation or some help at the stove preparing a hot meal for those less fortunate.
Don’t forget about the elderly. Many times, elders are all alone at nursing homes and have nothing to get them in the holiday spirit. If you are musically inclined, grab a bunch of friends and share the joy of music with the elderly by singing Christmas Carols for them.
And don’t forget about those who protect us on a daily basis. If baking is your thing, consider delivering tins of holiday treats to your local fire or police departments.
There are many things you can do to make a difference.
Let’s hear about them!
Simply post a blog of at least 300 words with at least one picture. Tell us how your efforts helped to brighten someone else’s life.
All entries need to be in by November 30th.
The person with the biggest heart and most moving story will be awarded 3,000 points, 2nd place 2,500 points, 3rd place 2,000 points and all others will receive 1,000 points. Of course the biggest reward comes from knowing that you truly helped someone in some way. This will make your heart swell with love and that’s what paying it forward is all about.
What would a holiday challenge be without 3 Wise Men?
Here are our three wonderful judges:
Michael Jacobs from Pasadena, California
Dick Greenberg from Fort Collins, CO.
Brian England from Gilbert, AZ.
We can’t wait to read your entries.
Please leave an Active Link in the comment section of this blog with your entry which will open in a new window. Have trouble with this??? Give us a call or send us a message. We will be happy to help you.
And in case I forgot to mention it,
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ACTIVE LINK OPENS UP IN A
This makes it so much easier when we are reading entries.