Charity Begins With a Wish

The holidays are a time when we tend to be warmer in our dealings with people, and more charitable in our giving to those in need. In the Marketing DJ Podcast, I play a song that sums up my feelings on this; it’s called If Every Day Were Christmas. Some bloggers (discovered while I was going through the “Z-List” in my previous post) are doing something about that. Here’s the idea (NOTE: The following is a reprint of the post originally published at thoughtsphilosophies.com)

This afternoon Ben Yoskovitz casually mentioned gifter.org as something that might interest me. He was right.The concept of gifter.org is about as altruistic as a socially charitable organization can get:

A series of experiments in social giving to change the world. Let’s show the world we care; that a community can gather quickly, efficiently and with the best interests of everyone in mind.

The latest venture is the Million Dollar Blog Post, an easy way to send out good vibes and get a million dollars to charity. It’s a perfect way for the Internet community to stand together to show our generous social consciousness.

To help make it work, go to gifter.org and post a wish of hope or well-being or peace or whatever your fondest wish is, as a comment to The Million Dollar Blog Post. From us, it’s a show of solidarity, a mass prayer, to wish the world and its people to blessing. In return, sponsors (they can be us too) will donate $1 per wish to charity.

It’s a demonstration of sorts. It’s our community joining in a common goal, showing we can share precious hope, believing in the power of thought.

Should you decide to participate with more than a wish, you’ll be happy to know that anyone can make a tax-deductible donation, either directly to gifter.org or to any charity of choice. Check at the site for specifics on their Sponsor a Wish page.

It’s up to all of us to help make this project work. With every wish comment, credibility becomes stronger to cash sponsors. With every wish comment and its accompanying dollar, someone less fortunate than we are will benefit.

The goal of this project to demonstrate and document an act of community generosity. The size of our combined efforts won’t end up being measured in the amount of money we raise, but by the wishes we make for the world and the dollars that feed those wishes.

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3 thoughts on “Charity Begins With a Wish

  1. Almost a year later and there are 739 wishes made and 6147 wishes sponsored.

    I suspect they are going to have a difficult time reaching a million wishes.

    One reason is that their website is not very user friendly. The people that made it know whats going on. The average visitor has to work to figure out what is going on.