Isn’t it time you gave something back?

Giving Tuesday 2015

Today is “Giving Tuesday”. It’s a day where everyone is encouraged to give their time, money or their voice to charity, after the spending sprees of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s a day to give something back.

So what am I doing?

I’m giving my voice by posting about #GivingTuesday to encourage everyone else to give back too — you can find more information on the Giving Tuesday website.

I’m also posting about the “Eye to Eye” 2016 charity walk in London, UK to raise money for Moorfields Eye Charity too — you can find more information on about the event on Moorfields’ website including details of how to register to participate. The event only started in March 2015, so it’s quite new, but it seems to be taking off now!

I’ll be giving my time to participate in Eye to Eye 2016. I’ll be walking 14 miles around London in March 2016, that’s a little over half a marathon in distance. Hopefully it won’t be snowy or icy then. This is the very first charity event I’ll be participating in, and I wanted to do something specifically for eye research both in terms of raising money and the actual event, so Eye to Eye is perfect. If you’d like to sponsor me, you can do so on my sponsorship page — every penny goes directly to Moorfields Eye Charity.

Finally, I’m giving money to Moorfields Eye Charity too. In fact I already have.

What are you giving back…?

Melissa

Would you like to give to charity, but can’t afford to?

There’s an easy way to donate to charity, without you having to actually donate. Confused? Read on…

If you register with Give as you Live, you can donate to charity every time you buy items online.

All you need to do is two things:

  1. Join the Give as you Live website. It’s free, and super-quick to join — you can even login via Facebook. You can choose from over 220,000 charities and causes to support, so there’s plenty of choice!
  2. When you want to buy something online go to the Give as you Live website and search from their site, instead of using Google or going directly to say Amazon.

That’s it. The price you pay for items is exactly the same as it would be if you shopped how you did previously, but a small percentage of the price you pay is donated to the charity you’ve chosen.

It may only be pennies that you donate each time, but they will all add up, especially if everyone else is doing the same thing.

I only wish I’d been aware of this site before!

Melissa