Hello Everyone! I hope everyone has had a nice weekend and plan to have a fun and safe Halloween on Thursday. And while children everywhere will be complacent in sugar-induced comas, I will be participating in this year’s Endure 4 Kindness challenge!
Random Acts is an awesome non-profit organization that happens to be the brain child of this amazingly fantastic guy (right).
Don’t recognize him yet?
How about now?
That’s right. None other than Supernatural‘s sometimes-quirky-sometimes-scary Castiel, Misha Collins.
According to the organization’s history page, in December of 2009, Misha asked his Twitter followers (aka minions) for ideas for non-profits to obtain stimulus money from the U.S. government. And it eventually morphed into Random Acts. The whole idea revolves around kindness and I really think we need more of that in the world today. The Random Acts site even says “we have an organization poised to conquer the world, one random act of kindness at a time.”
As they say, “No good deed goes unpunished,” and the guys on the Supernatural set were not about to let Misha get away unscathed. Jared Padalecki, who plays Sam, filled Misha’s car with change! A bit of a backhanded donation, so to speak. To the right is the photo Misha posted on Twitter when it happened. The note reads: “Please accept this donation on my behalf and make sure it finds it’s way to: “RANDOM ACTS”. It should be around $660 CAD [Canadian]. P.S I would appreciate a tax receipt.”
Now, Endure 4 Kindness is in it’s second year. This year’s event is held over the weekend of November 2 -3. What it is, is an endurance competition where the participant gets to pick their own endurance activity. I believe Misha’s activity this year is to swim as far as he can. And being a proud minion, I had to join in and I love the fact that there is an endurance competition I am capable of joining!
As I just had gallbladder surgery, I will not be participating in a physical event. My challenge of choice is to crochet. And I will be crocheting as many “snuggles” as I can – working a minimum of 8 hours. “Snuggles” are blankets for animals. The one pictured on the left is one that I made one of my cats a few years ago. Anyway, my cats love them and they make great carrier liners and they are small enough I can leave them with my pet when I have to drop them off at the vet.
Once I have finished my endurance event, I will be donating all the “snuggles” I made to the Humane Society of Pinellas. Whether they choose to use them in the cages or give them away with adoptions, I think they will be a huge hit.
If you would like – and are capable – to contribute to my effort, please click here to go to my fundraising page. Even a fiver would be greatly appreciated by Random Acts, as well as myself – you can even donate anonymously.
I would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season! I don’t know about you but they seem to arrive faster and faster every year!
Kissy, kissy, snog, snog