I started November, American Diabetes Month, saying I wanted to celebrate the month by donating to two of my favorite diabetes charities. The Behavioral Diabetes Institute and Diabetes Hands Foundation are small relative to the big diabetes organizations, but I think the work they do is no less valuable. I have directly benefited from their work in many ways, and it’s important to me that I support them because I want them to flourish so they can have a positive impact on others who can benefit from their work.
I got all my inspiration from Rachel at Tales of My 30′s, so I want to give her props. Following her lead, I decided to donate a quarter to the Behavioral Diabetes Institute for every comment left on the blog during the month of November. Yesterday, I finally sat and calculated, omitting pingbacks and comments I left in response to others’ comments. The grand total came to 283 comments, which means I am donating $70.75 to BDI.
Similarly, I said I would donate a quarter to Diabetes Hands Foundation for every page hit I got on World Diabetes Day. I actually tallied this and posted it a day after the fact, but it was just a footnote at the end of a post. Since I’m posting about the fundraising total for BDI today, I wanted to re-post the total for DHF in case you missed it and were wondering. On November 14th, there were 234 page hits which means I’m donating $58.50 to DHF.
Because it’s the holidays and money is tight this time of year, it will be later in December or early January before I can actually donate the money, which I felt like I should disclose, but once our Christmas spending is done, I will be making both donations. It’s not a ton of money, but it’s something extra that I believe will be put to good use by a couple of diabetes organizations that I hope to see grow and continue to help people with diabetes, and in turn, help the the entire diabetes community.
I know there’s less blog reading on the weekends because what better place to read blogs than at work during the week (I won’t tell on you, I swear!), so in case you missed Saturday’s post, please check it out. While I was not in good spirits on Friday, eventually, my mood improved, and I felt inspired to do a little something for the people who always help when I’m feeling blue. Psst… that’s you!