Friday, November 20, 2009

Have Fun Do Good Day: 29-Day Giving Challenge

Long time readers of Have Fun Do Good probably already know about the 29 Day Giving Challenge created by my friend, Cami Walker.

During the 29 Day Giving Challenge, you give away one thing each day for 29 days. It can be anything: time, money, something you already have, something you buy, a smile, a compliment, or a kind word.

What you might not know is that since I first wrote about the Challenge in April 2008, Cami has published a New York Times bestselling book, 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life, and has appeared on the TODAY Show! Pretty cool, huh?

I've completed the Challenge four times, and found it to be a profound experience each time. I'm going to start my fifth cycle the day after Thanksgiving, "Black Friday," so that I will hopefully feel the spirit of giving (rather than buying) that the holiday season is supposed to be about. Interestingly, November 27-December 25th is 29 days!

Wanna give with me?

You can join the 29 Day Giving Challenge online community at, and download free 29 Gifts calendar and 29 Gifts Note Cards in their discussion forum.

I've pasted the video from Cami's interview on the TODAY Show below.

Full disclosure: I received a review copy of 29 Gifts, and I am mentioned on page 154 of the book (:

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  1. Your post inspired to start the challenge today :)

    I'll let you know how it goes!

  2. Yay! That's great. I hope you enjoy the process.

  3. Britt, I am on my 5th "round" of the challenge. It has truly transformed my life. My cause, Operation Smiley Face, is the featured Cause of the Month on the 29 Gifts site this month. :)

  4. Operation Smiley Face - Congratulations on being the featured cause of the month, and I saw that you exceeded your fundraising goal!


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