One Day’s Wages

There are two things that always impress me.

Creativity & generosity.

Both of those things do not come easy to all of us, so when I find something that combines the two, I consider it a home run.

There are many awesome groups out there that find a worthy cause and create a unique way to raise money and awareness for that cause.

For today’s Thankful Thursday, I am thankful for these organizations.

One Day’s Wages is one such group that I recently learned about.  One Day’s Wages’ website explains that they are a movement dedicated to end global poverty.

Generous? Sure, but it sounds common enough, right? There are tons of places that want your money for a good cause.

But what sets One Day’s Wages apart is how they go about asking for money. Or better yet, how they go about recommending you donate money.

As the name implies, One Day’s Wages encourages people to give whatever amount that person makes during the course of one ordinary day.

They equate this to just 0.4% of one’s annual income.

That doesn’t seem like too much to give. But at the same time, this small gesture makes a huge impact for those less fortunate.

Even more, they recommend a great time to give is on your birthday. Think about it. On your birthday it is typically all about you. You receive gifts, praise and attention. With all that, don’t you think you have a little something that you can give up?

One Day’s Wages has a birthday pledge where you can give up your earnings for just one day and encourage others to do the same.

When I look at certain charities, I often struggle with whether to give, what to give and when to give. One Day’s Wages has created an exceptional answer to all of these questions.

I find that type of creativity and generosity something to be very thankful for!

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