Twixtmas: time for “binge doing for charity”

first_imgTwixtmas: time for “binge doing for charity” Tagged with: christmas Volunteering This year’s Twixtmas campaign is underway, aiming to make the world a better place using the five days of ‘Twixtmas’, the days between Christmas and New Year.The not-for-profit campaign is aiming to encourage everyone to make the most of the opportunity to take small practical actions to make the world better in some way.Instead of binge shopping, or binge drinking, the campaign is trying to encourage ‘binge doing’ and overcome the problem of ‘time poverty’ – where people perceive they do not have enough time to do things for themselves or others.The campaign web site www.twixtmas.com offers practical advice and inspiration to encourage everyone to make the most of this under-used opportunity. The site also provides a free facility for sending a Twixtmas e-greeting card, and you can also download a Twixtmas pledge form.The idea was originally conceived by social enterprise the Flexible Thinking Forum, as a simple way of creating social good by thinking differently about the period between the two public holidays of Christmas and New Year, and make use of untapped resource, energy, and opportunities.“Imagine if most people did five things during Twixtmas to make the world a better place. Would it be great if you did some small thing to help make this happen?” said Andy Green of the Flexible Thinking Forum.To help people get the most of period the campaign has themed each of the five days with a focus;Day 1 is about spoiling yourself and thinking more positively about you.Day 2 is do something for someone else, ideally a stranger – help a neighbour or good causeDay 3 is help a friendDay 4 is doing something for the planetDay 5 is do something for your futurewww.twixtmas.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 November 2010 | News  49 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img

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