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Make Your Giving Count: Vote for St. Jude in the PCH Give Back Event

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As I write this, I have the privilege of attending the St. Jude Blog Day event at the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Literally.

I get to spend the day at St. Jude learning about the hospital, meeting the support staff, visiting their garden & school, and perhaps most importantly, spending time with the kids themselves.

I suppose for you to fully understand how excited I am about getting to visit St. Jude, you have to know that I’ve been part of raising money for St. Jude for years.

As a Tri-Delta at Emory University, St. Jude was the beneficiary of our sorority’s major fundraiser. Even after graduating, I’ve continued seeking out ways to support this amazing institution…especially now that I’m a mom.

And as the mom of two healthy children, not a day goes by that I don’t thank God for their health and also realize that in the blink of an eye, that could change.

So not only do I want to show my support for an institution like St. Jude, but I want to be able to involve my children in a charity that directly affects other children.

Yet how can me make an impact as a family?

Perhaps you’re like me and have been wondering how to truly make an impact with your giving when you don’t feel like you have much to give.

I’ve donated at the grocery store checkout, our kids have colored for the cause and we’ve even bought items that donated proceeds to St. Jude.

But deep down, I’ve always wondered just how much our contributions helped the kids.

So you have to imagine my joy last night when I learned that 100% of money given at any corporate partner goes directly to St. Jude!

However, I also learned that it takes $1.9 MILLION dollars to run St. Jude for a day.

That’s right: for ONE day!

And did you know that no family is EVER turned away for financial reasons?

So you can imagine why every donation is critical, especially during the holidays.

In fact I loved the quote I just heard repeated from Danny Thomas, St. Jude’s founder:
“I’d rather have one million people donate $1 each than have one person donate one million dollars.”

Let’s face it, sometimes when we feel like we don’t have enough money to donate to a cause to make a difference, we don’t donate at all.

Well I’m here to give you a solution for that.

What if I told you that you could help donate $50,000 to St. Jude with just the click of a mouse?

I just learned about the PCH Give Back Event, where they will donate $50,000 to one of three charities who receive the most votes HERE.

While all the charities are very worthy of the funds, I’m here to ask you to PLEASE take just 7 seconds to click over and vote for St. Jude!

And while you may know Publishers Clearing House for the prizes they give away door to door, the truth is they’re very charitable and for the third year in a row, PCH is hosting the Give Back event on their Facebook page (where they gave $100,000 to charity just last year!).

PCH has asked me to help promote this event for these worthy charities: The ASPCA, St. Judes, and the USO…and now I’m asking you for your help.

Of course, I can’t tell you which charity to vote for, but I’m really hoping you vote for St. Jude icon wink Make Your Giving Count: Vote for St. Jude in the PCH Give Back Event

Publishers Clearing House is hosting the 3rd annual Give Back charity event! This year fans can vote for St Jude Childrens Research Hospital, The ASPCA, or the USO to receive a combined $100,000 in charitable donations! Plus three lucky voters will win $5000 from Publishers Clearing House!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Publishers Clearing House. The opinions and text are all mine.

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