I have always believed that one of my missions in life is to help others. Throughout my life, others have reached out to help me, and I decided early on that I would do the same when the opportunity presented itself. I have always been involved in some type of volunteer work or community service. My career choice is focused on helping others. In my private life, I have reached out to friends, neighbors, and acquaintances who seem to be at pivotal points in life. But lately I have felt the urge to do more. Something more than I can accomplish all by myself.
After a great deal of thought and soul searching, I am going to use UnCommon Courtesy as a vehicle to help those in need and assist those who are trying to do something good for others. To further this goal, I am in the process of launching a charity support program. This program will include a variety of ways to support gifting and charity work. Today, I would like to tell you about one of those ways and ask for your help.
As you may know, in addition to my main website (uncommoncourtesy.com), I have a variety of different theme-focused sites, so it is easier for customers to find specific games. I am going to expand these websites to include a focus on different issues that charities work to change, improve or resolve. These include:
BingoforLearning.com: individual school support, education, and literacy.
BingoforParties.com: medical diseases & conditions, hospitals, medical research, and mental health.
BingoforDiversity.com: disaster relief, homelessness, human rights, and hunger.
BingoforChristians.com: Christian based charities.
Bingoforcatholics.com: Catholic based charities.
BingoforPatriots.com: military and veteran’s issues.
BingoforChristmas.com: seasonal programs related to winter holidays, issues involving children, and child abuse.
BingoforHalloween.com: animals and the environment
If you feel that I have missed a significant category, please let me know!
I am looking for charities that would be interested in donations resulting from the sale of my bingo games, as well as direct donations from visitors to my sites. I will create a page for the charity on one of my theme sites that includes information about the charity, its mission, and how to contact/donate to the charity. I will also put the charity on a pull-down menu, so a customer can specify that $1 from his or her order can be donated to a specific charity. It is a small amount to be sure, but I have to start somewhere! I am hoping to be able to give more generous contributions in the future. Of course, I respectfully reserve the right to decide which charities to include in this program, and each charity must be non-profit.
How can you help? I am looking for charities that would be interested in donations resulting from the sale of my bingo games, as well as direct donations from visitors to my sites. You don’t need to be affiliated with the charity to complete the form, but the more information you can send me about the charity, the more information I can pass along to others. Creating a webpage that is filled with information, pictures, etc., is more likely to create interest in the charity. If you know of a charity that is looking for donations, please visit: uncommoncourtesy.org and click on “submit your favorite charity,” or send this opportunity along to the charity itself. After the charity’s page has been created, tell everyone you know to visit the page. They can donate to the charity directly, or they have the chance to support the charity and have fun playing one of my games at the same time!
There are other opportunities for discounts, rebates, etc. related to charities and gifting on uncommoncourtesy.org. I’ll be discussing those opportunities in the weeks ahead. Please pass this information along to anyone you know involved with charity work. I am hoping that this program will become very successful!