Sunday, December 6, 2015

Comments for a Cause - North Iowa Christmas Cheer Fund

Comments for a Cause - North Iowa Christmas Cheer Fund
Thank you to everyone checking in on me about what my new cause for the month of December is!  I apologize for just now getting my new Comments for a Cause post published.  But have no fear, just as if it was December 1st, I will start counting this month's donations at the beginning of the month.  Now before I get into the details of December's Comments for a Cause, let's talk November's No Kid Hungry Campaign donation.  In the month of November I had 46 comments equaling a $23 donation.  Thank you to everyone for their comments and support!

In the month of December, I will be donating $0.50 for every comment made on my blog to the North Iowa Christmas Cheer Fund.

Comments for a Cause - North Iowa Christmas Cheer Fund

The North Iowa Christmas Cheer Fund is a special program established by North Iowa's regional newspaper, the Globe Gazette in Mason City, Iowa.  In 1927, Globe Gazette Publisher Lee Loomis set out to collect donations from people across the area so that every child in North Iowa could have a present on Christmas morning.  Through the years, the Cheer Fund has come to help bring Christmas Cheer to people of all ages in the form of gifts, to food, to Christmas trees, and more.

Cash donations are collected and then every penny received is returned in the form of gift cards to applicants in need of help this time of year.  This year's goal is $125,000.  Please help me help the Cheer Fund reach that goal by commenting on any and all posts this month.  If you would personally like to help as well, donations may be dropped off or mailed to the Globe Gazette Christmas Cheer Fund, Box 271, Mason City, IA 50402.  People can apply for help from the Cheer Fund by filling and dropping off applications at the Globe Gazette, located at 300 N Washington Ave in Mason City during weekday hours.

What help makes your home feel like Christmas?  Remember to Comment for a Cause!

12 comments:

  1. Good choice! December is a great month for donating, though every month is a good one! My stitching group donates money for the food bank instead of exchanging ornaments, small gifties, etc.

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    1. I think that is great Dee! For one side of my family's Christmas get together I make a donation to a charity near to our hearts instead of getting little gifts for everyone.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this cause! Hoping to make giving to a charity more of a tradition in our family for Christmas.

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    1. I think that is great Jeni! I know I personally don't really need anything and if I really want something, I can just go and get it myself. There are many this time of year that aren't that fortunate.

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  3. Very cool choice once again for a cause :)

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  4. What a wonderful way to give back in North Iowa!

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    1. I think it is a great cause and I love that it has been helping North Iowans for so many years.

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  5. I love this one as well. It helps a lot of people locally and this is definitely a great one to donate to . Thanks for doing this and great donation to the No Kid Left Hungry campaign as well!

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  6. What a great choice to round out the year!

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