trike-a-thonLittle bit of catch-up. Honestly, we took care of the last three months in the last week. We missed our March deadline looking for the perfect cause, nothing we ran into struck our fancy. April was strikingly similar.  So for May we had lump sum of $90 to spend on someone else.  Not a bad spot to be in.  All of the sudden in the last few days we found two great causes to support. 

At Patrick’s preschool, the four-year-old classes were taking part in St. Jude’s Trike-A-Thon.  Preschools around the country take part in the event that helps educate the children about bike safety while raising money to support St. Jude’s childhood disease research efforts. It was a unanimous vote for us to use our May funds to support Patrick’s ‘ride’.

We then stumbled upon a fund-raising effort by mystery writer Laurie R. King tied to the release of her book, The Language of Bees. By donating at least the equivalent of two beehives ($60) to Heifer International, you would receive among other things, a pot of honey from a Heifer International community. The kids were intrigued by tasting the honey & as luck would have it we had $60 to spend. So just like* that* in the span of a few days, we were back to caught up on our $30 challenge. Whew.

If you’ve read the $30 Challenge  entries here on the blog, you’ll know that one of our favorites is Epic Change.  We are huge fans of the work Epic Change is doing to support a growing school in Tanzania. Of course, I’m also a fan of being passionate about something and I love the passion Stacey Monk puts into her baby, Epic Change. Simply put: she’s brave & caring & inspiring. Okay, enough gushing (well, for now).  I love that I have the chance to share with you a way to help Epic Change win $10,ooo. The plan for the money is to build a technology lab for Mama Lucy’s school in Tanzania. So take a break from the facebook quizzes and use your clicking for good versus vapid.

Vote for Epic Change here: at their IdeaBlob entry or on the front page of Ideablob.  If you’ve never voted at the site, they will need you to register with an e-mail address so they can send out a registration confirmation, that way your vote will be counted. Voting ends on May 31st. I hope you’ll find a minute to support one of our favorite causes. Think of all the people that could benefit from your vote. Remind me how many benefit from learning your perfect New York City neighborhood or your five favorite anythings or your pirate/hippie/Star Trek name? Right. So scoot, go vote!


This blog post is part of Zemanta’s Blogging For a Cause campaign to raise awareness and funds for worthy causes that bloggers care about.