So we collected ourselves into a little Facebook group (Hi Sharon and Susan and Crystal and Ann and Robyn!) called Write On to Build On.
For every day we don't write, we donate a dollar to a worthy cause.
After a bit of searching, we chose buildOn.
"buildOn runs after-school youth programs that mobilize urban teens to lift up their communities and change the world through intensive local service and by building schools in some of the poorest countries on the planet. We are a movement of students, educators and communities. Through our programs, people inspire people across neighborhoods, across cities, and across continents to reach and think beyond their realm of possibility."
We were inspired too!
In the process of picking an organization, we used Charity Navigator to evaluate the accountability and transparency of charities and help us pick a highly-rated charity that would put the majority of our donations directly to good use.
Do you have plans to give back, however small, this year? And I'm not just talking about money. Mentoring a new writer, volunteering, supporting others...how will you do it?
****Please take a moment to stop by Sarah Fine's blog, where she answers her own Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog question: "Where do your expectations for your writing (career/skill/quality/achievements) come from? Is the source internal, external, or both? And how do you cope when you don't meet them?" Check out recent answers by Laura, me, and next week with Deb!