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Current State of Affairs at The Dollar Endeavor, and Moving Forward

LAST YEAR I SET A NEW GOAL…

I value shared resources.  I love potlucks, clothing exchanges and classroom time where grand ideas are generated and dispersed. And I find great satisfaction in helping alleviate the financial stress others are experiencing, but, as life would have it, money has been a little harder to come by since my kids came along. I know many others are in the same boat. And so, late in 2014 I started a project called The Dollar Endeavor.  Perhaps you’ve heard of it?

TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER, COMMUNITY-LIKE, TO ACCOMPLISH BIGGER FINANCIAL GIVING ACTS THAN MANY OF US CAN DO ALONE…

This last year, the project has been: COMBINE FORCES TO ACCUMULATE $1,000, THEN MAKE A $1,000 PAYMENT ON ONE CONTRIBUTOR’S STUDENT LOAN DEBT.

We have about $400 left to go before we can draw that name, so get your dollar and your (or a loved one’s) name in the running for the $1K.***

AND IT IS MY HOPE THAT THE VISION WILL CONTINUE TO GROW AND NEW PROJECTS WILL EMERGE…

Eventually, someday, we will reach our current $1,000 goal, and then The Dollar Endeavor will morph as new ideas emerge from the community.

AND TOGETHER WE WILL PROVE TO OURSELVES AND TO THOSE WE HELP THAT THE SMALLEST BITS EXPAND EXPONENTIALLY WHEN WE JOIN FORCES FOR GOOD.

“The Dollar Endeavor is a place where pockets of small change find the power to make a big difference.”

***visit http://www.TheDollarEndeavor.com for more information, or click here to go directly to our PayPal link page (or message me for contribution instructions):

For every $1 given, your name (or a name you designate) will be entered 1x into the project.  The Instant we reach $1,000 a name will randomly be drawn, the winner will be contacted, and payment will be made.

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Progress Update: A Dollar of Kindness for a Thousand Dollars in Student Loan Relief

Update! We’re at 25%!

The Dollar Endeavor


To share a little monetary kindness, click the link below (because we’re having technical difficulties with the donate button):

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=TJSA9V2NJXA7J

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Update: A New Way to Donate to The Dollar Endeavor: Student Debt Relief Project

I have had a number of people ask if PayPal is the only way to give to The Dollar Endeavor. No No No! Click here to go to our GiveForward campaign site, and pay with any credit/debit card you choose. (Check back in the next few days to see how much thedollarendeavor.com is changing and how much easier it will be to navigate!)

And, if you’re struggling with whether or not to give, I encourage you to peruse my recent post: 10 Reasons I Give, and Why it Matters (I recommend checking out the Talking Points following each of the 10 Reasons; then share your comments!)

Thanks for joining in the fun and giving a dollar so that someone gets $1,000 of relief!

Love, Stacey

A Dollar of Kindness for a Thousand Dollars in Student Loan Relief

A couple of hours ago I posted this on Facebook:

Someday when I am rich, I’m going to host a FB drawing. The winner will receive 100% student loan pay off. Can you imagine the relief that would give someone? It’s going to happen. Just you watch.

A few minutes later I was on my way to the store while my husband put our four year old son to bed and the thought hit me:

“Don’t wait until you’re ‘rich.’ You can help bring relief now (or at least sooner than ‘when I’m rich’)!”

When I hear that voice, I know better than to ignore it. So let’s cut to the chase:

I just put $50 in a new Paypal account to get the ball rolling (I wanted to put in $100, but I’m not even that rich yet and even $50 is a stretch, so $50 it is).

For every dollar you contribute, your name will be entered into the drawing one time (i.e. if you give $1, your name goes in one time; if you give $100, your name goes in one hundred times and so forth).  When we reach $1,000, we’ll do a drawing.  If your name is chosen, we’ll conference call into your student loan company and I’ll pay, on behalf of the group, $1000 toward your student loan. It’s that simple. (No, it’s not 100% loan payoff, but it is $1000 that results in reduced interest and a modicum of relief, right?).

A little bird is sitting on my shoulder right now (actually it’s my husband sitting next to me on the couch), chirping in my ear about the potential concerns over legal “stuff.”  For the time being I’m going to ignore the little bird (sorry, Love), because I am more concerned with doing something good in the name of exponential kindness than I am about someone suing me for the dollar she gave out of the goodness of her heart. Of course I want to go about this legally.  More than anything, I want to rally people together to give in the name of making someone’s day.

So there it is. I just setup a Give Forward campaign and a Paypal account (see below) specific to this project.  If you know me, you know you can trust me.  If you don’t know me and aren’t sure whether you can trust me, I encourage you to post your concerns in the comments section and allow those who do know and trust me to respond to your concerns. If you want to join in this fun little experiment, then follow the steps below. It’s as easy as one, two!

1) Click the Donate button* below and make your contribution.

*(If the Donate button does not appear on your screen, click the live link at the bottom of the page)

2) Post “I’m in” (at minimum; longer comments welcome, of course) in the comments section (and if your name is not evident, either post it there in the comments, or email me at thedollarendeavor@gmail.com and let me know that you are taking part). Also, if you want to contribute on someone else’s behalf, email me their name and phone number and let me know if you want them to know who you are or if you want to remain anonymous.

When we simultaneously hit $1,000 and exceed that amount at the same time, we’ll draw, make $1,000 payment to the winner’s account and start the clock running on the next $1000.  Whoever (whomever?) makes the donation that puts us over $1000 will have their name entered 1x/dollar in both drawings.

All other details will be figured out as we go and with The Dollar Endeavor community involvement.
To share a little monetary kindness go to our Give Forward page, or click the link below (because we’re having technical difficulties with the donate button):

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=TJSA9V2NJXA7J