Oy, guys, I made my first real donation to charity!
I’m not counting things like dropping change into collection buckets, or doing the 40-hour famine as a kid.
I mean a proper “grownup” kind of charitable donation.
Granted, I did it with reward points I accumulated, so it’s not coming out of my own (holey) pocket. And after the conversion to real dollars, it only comes out to $5. But that doesn’t make it any less valid – right?
I picked Ronald McDonald house as my charity. I’ve been wanting to show my appreciation and do something to give back ever since T’s nephew was hospitalised earlier this year. Ronald McDonald house provided a place for his parents to stay nearby and cellphones so they could keep in touch with doctors and nurses.
They inspired me to want to help out, because they were so awesome at helping this family in their hour (or week) of need. It’s not something I’ve blogged about, because the circumstances around the whole thing were pretty touchy, so I won’t go there. Let’s just say the baby is doing unbelievably well. He’s recovering well and is getting back on track, and should be just fine.