I tried, I really did, but blogging on a daily basis is not for me. I thought I would manage it for 30 days for this project, but it didn't work out.
One of the problems was the task itself, to donate £1 a day to 30 different charities. I simply don't come across that many charities in my daily life. It feels really mean donating £1 at a time in anything other than a charity collection box. Those are designed for small amounts of money. Giving on-line, my concern is that the money is consumed by the administrative costs involved in using an on-line service. After just over two weeks I had exhausted the local charity boxes within my daily orbit.
My Mam does a huge amount of charity work, especially knitting for 'shoe box charities'. She is currently making 'glove puppet' mittens for the shoe boxes. This gives the child two toys, but also warm hands.
I used the remaining £14 from the '30 Days of Giving' to buy a large selection of sew-in craft eyes. My Mam and her team of helpers will use these eye to add life to the glove puppets, and toys they make for children in poor circumstances.
It actually feels better making this £14 donation than the previous sixteen £1 donations. Whilst my Mam isn't running a registered charity, I know she will be putting those craft eyes to good use, and that final products will be given to registered charities. Lots of little bits of good will come from this donation.
It is also good to say 'Project completed', even though I had to change the rules part way through.