Last year for Christmas I got a Goat, Water, a small business in Haiti, and a Brain. Please allow me to explain…
My son donated a goat in my honor through Heifer International.
My daughter donated to Kiva in my honor. Through Kiva I was able to fund a woman with a micro loan for her business in Haiti.
My husband donated drinking water in my honor to a village through Charity Water.
My sister donated her brain (postmortem of course) in my honor to the Brain Bank at The Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center. Read the book My Stroke of Insight and you will understand why I am passionate about this research.
Throughout the year these gifts have brought me such joy. I smile whenever I think about the incredible work these organizations are doing and what a difference they are making.
This year the charity gift that is top on my wish list is a donation to Grameen America.
Grameen American was founded by one of my heroes, Muhammad Yunus. Professor Yunus began the Grameen Bank, a system that has succeeded with remarkable results in the villages of Bangladesh. Now Professor Yunus has brought his wisdom and vision to America. Grameen America provides affordable micro-loans to help financially empower low-income entrepreneurs.
Join me in giving gifts that give back this year. I have the honor of being part of 12 Days of Giving an innovative social media campaign to raise funds for charities through Crowdrise. I have chosen Grameen America as my charity.
To encourage you even a bit more… If we reach $2000 for Grameen Amercia, I will Bungee Jump! Something my kids have been trying to get me to do—and I have been desperately trying to avoid—for many years!! Follow the fun at the Twitter hashtag #12DaysOfGiving
Please show your support by clicking here http://www.crowdrise.com/day11lisahammondgram
Make the Holidays Bright!
The Barefoot CEO ®