30 DAYS OF GENEROSITY
“. . . You have been treated generously, so live generously.”
-Matthew 10:8, The Message
Huge Thanks . . .
Early in February 202t0, on behalf of he board of Rooted Generosity, the not-for-profit founded in the memory of Jordan Slagle, John Mark and Mona Slagle reached out (via hand delivery and snail-mail) to a number of family and friends with an important invitation . . .
The board asked folks to consider participating in a unique celebration of Jordan’s thirtieth birthday – which is March 12, 2020.
As part of marking this milestone birthday, Jordan’s fourth in heaven, the board invited folks to “live generously” by joining together to sponsor each day of March. By asking people touched by Jordan’s life and story to gather to contribute 300.00 for each day of the month, Rooted Generosity will be able leverage generosity – and craft Jordan’s legacy - by funding scholarships, recovery journeys, and acts of generosity for many years to come.
The response has been truly amazing.
As of today, because of the overwhelming love and generosity of many, 23 days of March have been fully sponsored. We know Jordan is happy and grateful – as are we - beyond measure.
Hold the door open for someone
Send snail mail to a friend
Bring a treat to a friend
Instead of wishing someone happy birthday on Facebook, call them and tell them how much they mean to you.
Return someone else’s cart at the grocery store
Leave a thank you note for your mailman
Take old blankets, towels, and sheets to the animal shelter
Be a friendly driver
Leave a coupon next to the item it is for in the grocery store
Tell someone they’re doing a great job
Call a homeless shelter. Ask what they need. Bring it
Drop a few coins at a playground for a child to find
Offer your expertise to someone who is new in your field
Buy a treat for the cashier when you check out
Leave a “have a happy day” note on the windshield of someone’s car
Pay for the drive thru order of someone behind you
Call your parents
Send an “ I love you” text to someone you care about.
Leave change in an envelope for someone at the vending machine
Visit your neighbor
Share Jordan stories
Tell your child how special and loved they are
Bring a meal to someone who needs it
Call and check on someone you know lives alone
Pay for the toll of the person behind you
Drink water. Take a hot shower. Go for a walk. Be kind to yourself!
Walk the talk… Follow through on something you’ve been meaning to do
Mail a surprise to a faraway friend
Drop off a new stuffed animal to your fire station… Many fire stations keep a small stash to give to a child in crisis
Hide a note in the lunch box of your spouse or child
For the entire month of March 2020, we invite you to “live generously” in Jordan’s memory. Please commit to join us in some of these daily acts of generosity, all across March.
At the close of March, you can share stories about how your generosity unfolds on any one of these days by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your stories will give us much needed strength and solace - as we will each miss Jordan’s physical presence more deeply than can be imagined during days surrounding his significant milestone birthday.
A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR MARCH 2020 - 30 DAYS OF GENEROSITY