Pay Day Friday

As I mentioned in my very first blog post, I have decided to celebrate every Pay Day in 2011 by donating to a non-profit organization.  Here I will be tracking which organizations I donate to so you can read up on the cool things they are doing!

January 7th, 2011: Admission Possible

January 21st, 2011: United Cerebral Palsy of Central Minnesota

February 4th, 2011: Polar Bear Plunge supporting Special Olympics Minnesota (Team I Am Minnesota Nice–check it out!)

February 18th, 2011: Granite City Gearheads

March 4th, 2011: Catholic Charities of St. Cloud in honor of March FoodShare month

March 18th, 2011: Do It for Jake! (Fundraiser for Jake Sensenbaugh)

April 1st, 2011: Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota in honor of Hayla Foss

April 15th, 2011: White Privilege Conference

April 29th, 2011: Animal Humane Society

May 13th, 2011: Minnesota Public Radio (I’m a PROUD Sustainer!)

May 27th, 2011: Open Arms Minnesota in support of @LongBrian‘s trip to South Africa!

June 10th, 2011: Minnesotans United for All Families (check out my #NOH8 post for more)

June 24th, 2011: St. Cloud Fireworks

July 8th, 2011: Safe Hands Animal Rescue

July 22nd, 2011: Blazer Backers (Go CSB Blazers!)

August 5th, 2011: Love Drop

August 19th, 2011: Vocal Essence (which the amazing @aeckman2 sings in!)

September 2nd, 2011: Boys and Girls Club of Central Minnesota

September 16th, 2011:  Obama for America

September 30th, 2011: Greg Staffa 

October 14th, 2011: Kiva (Micro-loan to help Leonardo Alejandro Zepeda Rivas finish his education in Nicaragua)

October 28th, 2011: Miles for Miracles (CSB/SJU and Biggest Loser alum Jesse Atkins is running the NYC Marathon to support Children’s Hospital in Boston)

November 11th, 2011: @DPEjr‘s Team in Training marathon

November 25th, 2011: Up ‘Til Dawn at CSB/SJU (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital)

December 9th, 2011: Duluth Family in need via Julia Dinsmore

December 23rd, 2011: Toys for Tots

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8 Responses to Pay Day Friday

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  2. Dana Nelson says:

    Jillian-
    Your commitment to spend less and give more is awesome! I love that every payday you make a donation to a new organization. What an amazing way to learn about new organizations doing good work in Minnesota and beyond. Thanks for keeping us up to date at GiveMN! I hope the site serves a resource to you as you research and give throughout the year. My Grandma is my inspiration too… what a great way to carry on your family tradition of generousity. I would love to have you guest blog for GiveMN about PayDay Fridays any time!
    Best,
    Dana Nelson, Executive Director, GiveMN

    • Wow–thanks, Dana! GiveMN has been great over the past several years for me. I am the President-Elect of the Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color and we did our first Give the the Max day this year! I’d LOVE to guest blog for Give MN!

  3. Amy says:

    Way to go, Jillian!

    I just gave to Planned Parenthood. I’m going to also try to give every pay day.

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  5. Bria says:

    I give monthly to LoveDrop.us…. you should consider giving to them.

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