This post was sponsored by the Evangelical Christian Credit Union.
The Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) has created a simple movement this holiday season, encouraging people to find the most creative ways to share love with others, $10 at a time. The #GiveTen Generosity campaign is designed to promote a core value of the ECCU: giving. ECCU is a member-owned financial cooperative that uses member deposits to fuel missions around the world, investing profits back into social causes.
ECCU is challenging people to spend $10 to do good for someone else. It doesn’t have to be elaborate. You could buy a drink for the person behind you, or donate to a cause you are passionate about. You could buy flowers and give them to a random stranger, or pay for the meal of a person seated nearby.
The kids and I decided to take thirty dollars to apply to the #GiveTen challenge. First, we went to dinner at our favorite BBQ place and paid for the meal of a guy standing behind us. He was there grabbing a quick take-out meal and he was very surprised.
A couple days later we stopped by a new donut shop in town that sells these incredible beignet-style donuts. There’s really only one thing on the menu, and the line was long, so we bought a couple dozen and then offered them to next few people in line. The kids loved doing this, and the people in line were stoked.
Next, we went to a local craft fair, and fed the meters of the cars near our parking spot. We felt like Christmas elves.
My kids really loved doing this, and are now asking to do a #giveten every day. Not sure we can afford that, but I definitely want to make it a part of our family culture.
Join me in the #GiveTen Generosity Challenge by taking $10 and spending it in the most direct and creative way to help others. Share your stories of giving on the ECCU Facebook page for a chance to win a $500 check from ECCU to bless their own family or to continue blessing others. You can also follow the #GiveTen hashtag on facebook and twitter to get inspired for ways you can give back.