We are delighted to let you know that Karen, lover of white and author of the blog All About The Boys, is joining the Tots100 team to help run our charity programme, Time to Share. Today, Karen has written this post to explain why she got involved with Time to Share, and why she thinks you should sign up, too!
I’d like to think I’m a charitable person, but it can become a bit wearing, seeing numerous requests for money on TV, radio and social media.
Money is tight for us, as it is for many families, and I’m sometimes not convinced my money is reaching the people who really need it. How can we know our support is actually DOING anything?
That’s why I love the idea behind the Time to Share campaign from Bright One and Tots100. And I’m thrilled to have been asked to help run the project, matching bloggers with charities they can support.
Time to Share is a really simple, but powerful idea – let’s share an hour or two of our time with a good cause, offering practical support and then writing about our experiences on our blogs.
We’ve got almost 100 bloggers already signed up, but we’d love to have even more. If you’d like to get involved, all you need to do is complete a short registration form, and we will try our best to match you up with one of the many charities that have registered for Time to Share. If you know of a charity that might be interested in connecting with UK parent blogs, just let us know!
I don’t want to give too much away, but I can say there are some truly amazing opportunities coming in. They will inspire you, make you laugh, make you cry – and make you see just how much an hour or two of your time can make a difference. You can give as much or as little time as you are comfortable with. You might have a charity that you would love to support, if so let us know. After you have taken part, you blog about it. It’s that simple.
So please take a few minutes to fill out the form and share your time this year. I know all of us are incredibly busy, and the idea of finding an hour or two to spare can seem like a BIG ask, but I think it’s like taking a run – really hard to persuade yourself to you, but you feel amazing afterwards.
If you have any questions, or want to know how else you can support Time to Share, just let me know – I’m on Twitter as @allaboutheboys, and happy to chat, and share ideas.
I’m really excited about being involved in this project, and so pleased to be taking part alongside so many of my favourite bloggers. Who knows where it could lead, and the difference we can make?