Last week we pledged that we would use $500 to go out and do some good in the month of December, and we asked all of you to weigh in on how we should go about doing that. Thank you all so much for your input and for all the good ideas that came up in this thread – everything we talked about informed our final decision.
We would also like to extend a HUGE thank-you to our community members @MissMazuma, @millennialmoney, @CentsiblyRich, @ApathyEnds, @_TJ, @RetirementManifesto, and @whdwight, who all decided to jump in and contribute extra funds to this project before they even knew what we were going to do with it. We appreciate you guys, and we love the support on our first little project. When you see the results start flowing in, we think you’ll be very happy.
What @J.Money and I decided is that we want two things above all else:
We want the Rockstar community to be a place where you can not only talk and learn about personal finances, but also find ways to actively participate and take action, whether that’s in earning, saving, investing, or giving back.
For the RCF specifically, we think we are doing our best philanthropic work not only when we give to people who need it, but when we can help our community see just how much of an impact they can make in the world with small, close-to-home actions.
One thing we noticed in last week’s discussion was that no two people had the same idea of where they’d like to give some money and/or help. And that’s great – we love the diversity of opinions! Of course, what that also means is that no two people would really agree on our final choice if we decided to simply give all the funds to one cause.
So here’s what we’re going to do (and I promise you’ll love the results, even if you think the idea is too small at first) . . . our December project will allow us all to participate in a way that’s meaningful to each of us. It will impact people in our own communities, while at the same time keeping us connected to the rest of the team in our shared mission over the holidays: Take one of these $20 VISA cards and give an unexpected gift to someone in your community!
Go check it out, and thanks for joining us in our very first giving project!