Today is national #DeedADay! I joined the 100 Deeds A Day movement to serve up 100 good deeds for 2015 – and hopefully more! I heard about the program through Latina Bloggers Connect and before I even finished reading all the details, I knew I wanted in. You can choose to do good deeds on your own, which is awesome, but you can also check out the 100 Good Deeds campaign.
It all starts with buying a GoodDeeds bracelet from http://100GoodDeeds.org. They come in a rainbow of colors! These bracelets are made by vulnerable women, many HIV+, who’ve been trained for this work in Uganda, Zambia, South Africa, Rwanda & Haiti, Bali, India and New York. This project gives women a way to support their families through earnings, while empowering them to also contribute to good deeds around the world.
100% of proceeds from sales are reinvested in the 100 Good Deeds Program!
Each bracelet package is signed by the craftswoman who made the bracelet! Mine was made by Zintle Najeke from South Africa. This personal touch makes it all the more special, it’s like one big cycle of happiness!
Once you receive your bracelet, follow the instructions to wear it and get started!
There is a little rubber piece that you move over a bead each time you complete a good deed.
Ideas for good deeds can come from anywhere, spontaneous and planned. From lending a dollar to the lady who is short on charge at the cashier to passing out affirmation postcards at the senior center to helping a lost doggie.
There are two rules:
1. You have to go out of your way to complete the good deed.
2. You can’t tell anyone about it.
My favorite is number 2. I have always believed the act of giving is most genuine when you expect nothing in return!
With or without this program, I know each and every one of you are already good-deeders, so I’m preaching to the choir! I’ve met so many of you and am proud to be connected to you! Keep on with your glittery selves and please help spread the word about 100 Good Deeds! The more the merrier!
There’s also Twitter Party tomorrow hosted by Mom It Forward – 9-10 pm ET. The 100 Good Deed Bracelet founder, Mary Fisher, will be joining as well. We’ll be talking resolutions, good deeds and bettering the world any way possible! Everyone who RSVPs has a chance to win their very own 100 Good Deeds bracelet! #DeedADay. RSVP for a chance 2 win a bracelet! http://ow.ly/GxR47 #
Join the 100 Good Deeds movement using the hashtag #1GD, follow on Facebook: Facebook.com/The100GoodDeedsBracelet, on Twitter: Twitter.com/The1GDBracelet; Instagram: Instagram.com/the1GDBracelet and Pinterest: Pinterest.com/The1GDBracelet.