8 Weeks Until 2015

by Giver Girl on November 8, 2014

A variety of circumstances led me to take a trip down memory lane this Saturday morning. I read through many of our blog posts, and am overwhelmed with fond recollections of this giving project and all that it meant to us and our followers. With 8 weeks to go until the beginning of a new year, I’m wondering if it might not be time to rekindle our efforts. Is anyone still out there reading? Somehow, I doubt it. Is it possible that it’s been two years since we’ve posted here?

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2012–Almost Over? Really?

by Giver Girl on December 15, 2012

Hard to believe we’ve got just over two weeks until 2012 comes to a close.  It’s been an interesting year in terms of our giving.  We ended up taking on a larger giving project that basically claimed the $52 times 52 weeks for the entirety of the year.  We’ve given larger amounts in smaller intervals and have found that devoting so much of our resources to one organization brings with it its own challenges; for example, we’ve noticed ourselves becoming more critical of that one particular organization, and have paid much closer attention in a much more painstaking manner to the way they spend their money.  We’ve had some uncomfortable conversations about the way we want our donation allocated.  And perhaps that’s not a bad thing.  Yes, things seemed simpler last year–we put our trust in the Charity Navigator ratings and fired of those fifty-twos with a nice, warm feeling–but what goes on day in and day out in each of those organizations was and is undoubtedly much more complex than a simple four-star rating can indicate.

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March Giving Update–And Help Us Catch Up!

March 22, 2012

Well, as was forecast, we haven’t been around much lately.  But we have been giving.  We’ve had fun recently just letting a few weeks’ worth of $52s pile up and then handing the cash out all at once.  We’ve made two gifts since we last wrote: one to a close friend of ours, who along […]

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So…Change of Plans…

February 27, 2012

As you’ve surely noticed if you’re anything of a regular reader (or one of our fellow givers), we’ve been incredibly delinquent in coming up with our regular weekly posts for the past month or so.  It is with some (but not much) regret that I’m here to tell you: Giver Boy and I have decided […]

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Catch-Up Coming Soon

February 13, 2012

Egad, are we ever delinquent.  We sincerely apologize for the weeks of silence, but rest assured we have not given up on our little project here.  Busy-ness has indeed gotten the better of us, but stay tuned for a major “catch-up gift” coming this Friday. Pass It On:

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Friday, January 20: Sight and Sound

January 23, 2012

So, this one was sort of indirectly guided by the children.  We might have to consider moving our “gift day” to the weekend, because it’s nearly impossible to get a thoughtful word in edgewise with the kids on Friday.  They’re in school all day, of course, and then Friday is the one day per week […]

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Friday, January 13: How to Navigate Your Giving

January 13, 2012

It’s good to be back! Giver Girl and I are excited to start up another year of giving. I truly appreciate all the love and support of those who joined with us last year…without you, and without the grace of God, 2011 would not have been as successful as it was. In fact, support came […]

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Friday, January 6: Charity Begins at Home

January 11, 2012

“Charity begins at home.”  It’s a popular phrase, isn’t it?  I never gave it too much thought before (and, to be honest, sometimes looked at it as being an excuse to avoid giving), but this week changed all that.  I did a little web research before writing this, just to see where the idiom came […]

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Hello 2012!

January 6, 2012

Hardly feels like we’ve had any time to catch our breath and process the amazing first year of 52 times 52–but alas, time marches on.  Can it be the first Friday of 2012 already?!  Stay tuned for our first gift of 2012, and more details about our plans for the new year. Pass It On:

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Friday, December 30: FINAL GIFT OF THE YEAR!

December 31, 2011

Sorry for the ALL CAPS, folks.  But we’re excited.  We really are.  As I sit here typing on New Year’s Eve (yes, we’re a day late with our post, what else is new), Giver Boy at my side and helping us collect our thoughts, we can’t quite believe that, by God’s grace, we’ve made it […]

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