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Group Challenge?

August 24th, 2006 at 09:57 pm

I was thinking...

Each year between Halloween and Christmas, I try to keep a decorated container by the front door that our family deposits change into. Visitors have been known to contribute too.

The amount is always a surprise when we open and count it at the beginning of December...and then we pull a name off the Foster Care tree and 'adopt' a child who is in foster care.

However, Im willing to use the money for any good cause.

Is anyone else wanting to do this as a collective effort?? Not so much that the money is given to the same place...but rather we keep track of how much was accumulated in our individual coin boxes for donations. and then see what the saving advice members grand total was?

We could set up a thread to communicate about it...and then tally up the money on a set day...and then everyone could report where their money went to.

Hmm....Is this against any savings advice rules?? Is this something you already do??



6 Responses to “Group Challenge?”

  1. flash Says:

    Ray, what a wonderful idea! DH and I always surprise each other with some charitable something for a gift to each other, but I never considered doing something so focused. Neat!

  2. boomeyers Says:

    We do this and donate to the St. Louis Christmas Carolers Association, which helps with many causes. We put it together with all the girls troops and donate it in a lump. Last year, with just change, the girls donated over $400!! :-)

  3. LuxLiving Says:

    Yea, let's do it!! Angel Tree here I come!

  4. ima saver Says:

    Great idea!!

  5. koppur Says:

    I always get gifts for the Toys for Tots or stuff doe the adoption tree, so I'm up for it. Unfortunately, I live alone and rarly have visitors, but I'll still try. =)

  6. princessperky Says:

    Huh, I missed this way back in August, but I will be putting it on the burner for this year.

    Wonder how to adapt it for Easter...

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