Too Long: Didn’t Read – I’m fasting for 30 days from Breakfast, Lunch, & Youtube to raise $3000 for Covid Relief. Support me on my Go Fund Me!
UPDATE: I’ve just surpassed my goal of $3000, reaching $3170 in donations! I have a new goal: $5000 – Thanks for your support!
I turned 30 in July. I suffered a bit at not having a big party. I like to have parties for my birthday, but it didn’t happen this year due to Covid. My parents and family helped celebrate my birthday with a low key, but very special party, anyway. One aspect to my recent parties has been fundraising for charities I support. This has been a joy to do and I wanted to go big this year. So for the month of September I’m going to raise awareness and funds for those doing it tough during Covid19. I’ll be doing this by fasting from food and video entertainment for 30 days!
I want to commemorate my 30th with something big and worthwhile. I can’t think of anything better to do than to fundraise for the vulnerable during Covid19.
Fasting from things I love is not an easy thing to do. I love food and Youtube, probably too much. And that’s part of why I want to fast from them. I rely on them too much for my liking. I self medicate with snack food and many hours of entertainment, but never feel fulfilled. But I’m also fasting for people who don’t have what I have, including security in my home and job.
I will be highlighting many NGOs & other charities I trust and inviting friends and family to support them during my challenge. I want to share what I’ve learned from them and from stories from the field as well.
So what is the challenge?
I will be fasting for the month of September from all meals & snacks during the day, breaking the fast only at night for dinner. I will still be drinking water and other fluids throughout the day. I will be fasting from all forms of video entertainment, including Youtube & Netflix, unless I watch with someone else.
If I fail in any way, for each day I fail, I will pledge $30 to my total giving. And what is my goal? $3000
The funds will be evenly distributed between 4 charities. If you’d prefer to give to another charity, do that and let me know, and I’ll still acknowledge your giving in the total.
I’m raising funds for Compassion Australia, Overseas Council Australia, Tomorrow Clubs, and Open Doors.
My posts about their campaigns:
I will be updating here on how I’m going and what I’m learning.
How can you be involved?
Support me now on Go Fund Me with a one off donation / pledge to support me throughout the month. If you have my personal bank details, please use them instead, as there are fees to cover with Go Fund Me*.
You could give $300 or $30 or $3 for the month!
You could pledge to support me for every day I succeed in the fast – maybe $1 to $3 a day! I’ll make sure to tally up the days for you at the end.
You could also just follow and give your support through prayer and encouragement. I will value that just as much!
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Follow my blog as I share my journey and about some of my favourite charities and what they are doing during the pandemic to further help the people they serve.
I’ll be mentally preparing for September, as well as writing about my 30 years on earth and what I’ve learned. Stay tuned! For Christ the King (Christus Rex)