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

1st

Send snail mail to a friend

3rd

Bring a treat to a friend

5th

Instead of wishing someone happy birthday on Facebook, call them and tell them how much they mean to you.

7th

Return someone else’s cart at the grocery store

9th

Leave a thank you note for your mailman

11th

Take old blankets, towels, and sheets to the animal shelter

13th

Be a friendly driver

15th

Leave a coupon next to the item it is for in the grocery store

17th

Tell someone they’re doing a great job

19th

Call a homeless shelter. Ask what they need. Bring it

21st

Drop a few coins at a playground for a child to find

23rd

Offer your expertise to someone who is new in your field

25th

Buy a treat for the cashier when you check out

27th

Leave a “have a happy day” note on the windshield of someone’s car

29th

Live Generously

31st

Pay for the drive thru order of someone behind you

2nd

Call your parents

4th

Send an “ I love you” text to someone you care about.

6th

Leave change in an envelope for someone at the vending machine

8th

Visit your neighbor

10th

Share Jordan stories

12th

Tell your child how special and loved they are

14th

Bring a meal to someone who needs it

16th

Call and check on someone you know lives alone

18th

Pay for the toll of the person behind you

20th

Drink water. Take a hot shower. Go for a walk. Be kind to yourself!

22nd

Walk the talk… Follow through on something you’ve been meaning to do

24th

Mail a surprise to a faraway friend

26th

Drop off a new stuffed animal to your fire station… Many fire stations keep a small stash to give to a child in crisis

28th

Hide a note in the lunch box of your spouse or child

30th

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 mona@rootedgenerosity.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