Day 29 — DoTopia’s 31 Days of Giving and Kidzu Children’s Museum
The giving platform is running program called 31 Days of Giving
Screen shot taken from dotopia.com
An advertisement for DoTopia popped up on my Facebook feed a few days ago. I had never heard of the company before, but was intrigued by what it said, so I took a screen shot and planned to look into it later. That’s exactly what I did today, and I was thrilled at what I discovered.
DoTopia is a a giving platform that empowers individuals to measure, manage and multiply their giving with their own free giving account. Right now, DoTopia is running a program called 31 Days of Giving. If you sign up for a gree giving account June 1-July 1, you will be given $10 to donate.
Seriously, all you do is go to their website, create an account and choose and organization you want to give $10 to. The company has 1.6 million charities on its website and a very cool interface to help you choose the type of organization you want to help. It honestly took me longer to figure out which one of the numerous organizations I wanted to help than it did for me to sign up.
DoTopia's Facebook page is full of videos of various people talking about the 31 Days of Giving program. I’d encourage you to take a moment to check it out. I find it deeply inspiring to hear so many people talk about why they feel giving is important, and how, if we all work together, we can accomplish great things.
For today’s act of kindness I chose to donate to the Kidzu Children’s Museum in Chapel Hill via DoTopia. When my son was little, I used to take him there. I remember it as a small, colorful and welcoming place full of interesting things my son loved to play with. I have followed Kidzu Children Museum’s journey as the organization continues to search for a permanent home. Perhaps my donation can help them get a bit closer to that dream.
Learn more about the reason behind Maureen's 43 days of kindness blog idea here.