2016 is almost over and many folks are saying good riddance, what with the crazy election cycle and negative news stories bombarding us daily, plus the loss of many icons and people we hold dear. But I prefer to focus on the positives of 2016, the reasons we should celebrate the year. So here goes, in no particular order:
Did I miss anything? What other good news can we celebrate as the year winds down? Feel free to comment below.
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We recently took part in #GivingTuesday, a movement of charitable giving which helps others through the gift of time, donations, goods or your voice. As the day began, I thought a lot about why people contribute on Giving Tuesday, which in turn caused me to reflect on why I joined The Wish List Project.
Growing up I had the opportunity to attend a private school, a luxury that many of my neighbors were not afforded. As time progressed, I began to realize the difference that education in my youth made on my life, especially when compared with my childhood friends. I contribute much of my success now to a proper education and believe passionately that all children should get the opportunity that I had. A small difference when a child is young makes a large difference as they mature, and it has the potential to lead them down a different path in life. With the help of our generous donors, I firmly believe we can make an immense and lasting impact on our community's youth that will reshape their future as well as ours.Write comment (1 Comment)
You’ve eaten most of the Thanksgiving leftovers. You’ve saved lots of cash on Black Friday shopping deals. Perhaps you’re picking up a few more goodies minus the steep prices on Cyber Monday. That leaves one amazing opportunity - #GivingTuesday. Now’s your chance to give back a little of what you saved on those special shopping days and impact the lives of kids in your community in a very big way, like this:
Please join us on #GivingTuesday by making a donation to The Wish List Project’s Giving Tuesday and Beyond campaign.
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The Wish List Project is excited to announce the launch of our new and improved website which is now live at the same address: http://thewishlistproject.org The site's homepage welcomes supporters and visitors with a bold design, dramatic images and lots of new content focused on The Wish List Project's mission and impact in the community. The new site was designed by Mark Sanchez of Solar Flare Digital, and features a fresh new design, user friendly navigation, cool social sharing features and is easier to update with new content. You'll find everything you're looking for in a few easy clicks. Take a look around and enjoy! Visit TheWishListProject.org Let us know what you think.Write comment (2 Comments)
While helping my daughter with a school project on a recent Saturday morning, the local news was on t.v. in the background. While I sat at the kitchen table watching her complete the next section of her assignment, I had my ears tuned in to a few “feel good” stories about upcoming events around town.
Sacramento is one of the most philanthropic communities, both in terms of number of non-profits and number of dollars donated annually per capita. And since we’re coming up on the “giving season” when some 70% of charitable fundraising occurs, plus we’re all exhausted by the nasty political landscape this year, it wasn’t surprising that KCRA was focused on three stories about local organizations on this beautiful fall morning.
The first story highlighted volunteers preparing for the 5th Annual Bike and Toy Giveaway next month put on by the Sacramento Kings Foundation and Buzz Oates Charities. Eight local schools will be the recipients of 4,000 brand new bicycles and 4,000 wrapped toys. This story got my attention because a good friend of mine was one of the gift-wrappers.Write comment (0 Comments)