We chatted a bunch about philanthropy (since I work in the nonprofit field and I’m a HUGE volunteer!) and my own personal goals for the challenge and the larger thrift-public that exists in our country. While most of that didn’t make it into his article… you never know who is watching your actions and it gave me an added burst of enthusiasm for our Philanthropic nation and those contributing to it’s growth!
In the midst of government cuts to fund nonprofits and the added stress of MORE needs to those same organizations, our nonprofits are keeping their heads (barely) above water and continually finding ways to help those less fortunate than the rest of us. Thanks to Jenna and others like The Chronicle of Philanthropy for continuing to put charity at the fore-front of our everyday lives; showing us that being thrifty and buying recycled goods from nonprofit organizations is a legitimate way of life and that it can be fun, inspirational and that it leads to greater movements in our troubling times!
NATIONAL THRIFT SHOP DAY is only 7 days away! A PERFECT time to show the rest of the country that living a frugal lifestyle that supports philanthropy is our AMERICAN WAY!
So get out and SHOP and/or DONATE on Wednesday, August 17th America! Support your local nonprofit organization by frequenting their thrift store and in turn give back to your fellow neighbors! Show the world again that America always has been and ALWAYS WILL BE made up of philanthropic citizens giving to those in need!
For a list of your local thrift stores go to: The Thrift Shopper