Thursday, January 6, 2011

Love Drop


So. Love Drop. The brainchild of J$ from Budgets are Sexy and his friend Nate. It's a brand-new organization that aims to make a difference in people's lives by bringing them what they need -- not just in a financial sense (although of course that helps) but with an outpouring of love from their community that may or not be local.

The first beneficiary of Love Drop is Jill, a woman who has faced some tremendously difficult circumstances while staying amazingly positive.







As soon as Paypal sorts my name change out (grrrr...it's only been over three months!), I'll be signing up for one of the monthly donation subscriptions. From there, I'll be able to access the forums that includes a list of what Jill needs and what others are pledging to do for her. I encourage you to help Love Drop if you can, and also to look around and see what you can do in your own community. There are Jills everywhere.

The official details

What Love Drop is
Love Drop is a micro-giving network of people who unite as a community to help one person or family a month. By subscribing to the team for as low as $1, they make it easy for their members to change lives in a fun and tangible way. Each month Love Drop delivers a unique combination of unexpected financial gifts, personal encouragement and the support of local and online communities.

Every month the Love Drop community comes together to raise as much support and awareness as we possibly can. It starts on the website - LoveDrop.us, gets spread across our entire network of blogs, continues through the forums where all our members are brainstorming, and finally lands on the front steps of our recipients. Literally.

At the end of every month, Nate and J$ show up in the town the people live in to deliver this pile of goodness. The money, the gifts, the services, everything! It's all on film, and it all ends with an amazing outpouring of love. And then it starts all over again the next month. Help them, and their flagship partner, Kona Grill, make this drop in Chicago amazing!
How you can help
This project is all about coming up with creative and fun ways to make a difference for someone. Here's what you can do to make our first Love Drop special for Jill and her family:
  • Join the team - Become a member by paying whatever you want. Even $1.00.
  • Join our blogger network - Blog about our Love Drops once a month! It's easy, it's rewarding, and it REALLY helps spread the word (which in turn helps the families!). Love Drop will give you all the content you need.
  • Give a gift or provide a service - Gift cards, household goods, football cards/jerseys for the boys, web design services, pampering gifts for Jill, etc. (email all ideas/questions to team (at) lovedrop.us, and they'll make it happen)
Do you have any creative ideas for how to help Jill and her family? I'm hoping on that list that I'll be able to see after I sign up to support Love Drop will be a list of books that they'd like to read -- that's something I can quickly pull together. I'm wracking my brain to come up with something else I can do besides send money as well.

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