16 February 2021

Feeding America

For many years, the company for which I work has offered a monthly charity jeans day. All employees vote for 12 charities to receive the donations, and once a month, we donate $5 for the privilege of wearing jeans to work.

Last year, and so far this year, we aren't in the office. We've been encouraged to donate to the charity of our choice each month independently. But it just wasn't the same.

Late last year, the company came up with a new charitable challenge to help food banks during their leanest time of year. All employees were encouraged to get outside a few times a week from Thanksgiving to Christmas and to share stories and pictures of healthy actitivies. The (nationwide) company would make a $25 charitable contribution to Feeding America on behalf of each of us who participated.

Lizard and I walked outside every day we could, when it wasn't too icy for him. Not only did we feel good about doing something good for us, but we knew what we were doing would help feed others in need. Plus, I could see the tiny progress Lizard was making on relearning to walk every time we went out.

We recently learned the company made a $5,700 contribution to Feeding America at Christmas. Things were pretty lean for us last year, so we weren't able to do as much charitable work or make as many charitable contributions as we typically do in better times. I'm so thankful to work for a company that gives us options that allow us to do things for others, even when it's difficult to do even for ourselves. I'm also very grateful to still have a job. I know there are many who do not have that luxury. I'm glad we were able to help out in a small way!


  1. Wow!! that is a sizeable donation - and you all look good walking!!!

  2. Good news and great photos! Love you both.


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