dare2give, my giving moment

You have probably seen the commercials for this great campaign called Dare2Give by My Giving Moment.

The initiative was inspired by the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston.

Mr. Johnston wants you to dare your family, friends, and random folks to give back to their community.

I love this campaign. It really speaks to me. I love giving back wherever and whenever I can.

I have had a strong desire to give back to my community and I do so in a few different ways.

For a few years I was a member of my local Kinette Club. I raised money for the Great Strides Walk. I delivered Meals on Wheels. I shaved my head to raise money for our local Relay for Life. I walked 5K to raise awareness for blood Cancers. I donate money to causes I believe in.

It does not take much to give back. It is just a simple act. A small random act of kindness.

You do not even have to spend any money to give back.

Do you know someone in your neighbourhood who could use a helping hand? Maybe the senior next door needs their stairs and walkways shovelled. Know someone who is housebound, why not offer to pick up their groceries for them. There is a new mom in your group of friends, make a meal for her so she has one less thing to worry about.

Even sending a special message can touch a person’s soul.

Giving back is simple.

Now, I dare you to give back.

And for you to dare others.

Let’s keep this campaign going.

Tell me, who are you going to dare and why?

PS – This is not a sponsored post. I just loving giving back and random acts of kindness.

I am a participant of


NaBloPoMo November 2014

Brandy Reid is a stay at home mom to two very active and hockey obsessed boys. As a former YA librarian, Brandy loves to read and is obsessed with reading everyday whether it be books or blogs. Brandy proudly admits that she is a wee bit addicted to social media, especially Twitter. She also believes that everything in life you can related to the iconic TV Show Friends. No day is complete without chocolate.


  1. Mrs. AOK
    November 25, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    First off, thank you for being such a sweet soul in a world that sometimes… scares me. We need more givers in this world. Thank you, for sharing such a great cause :)
    Wishing you all the best~

    • Brandy
      November 27, 2014 at 11:25 AM

      Thank you so much for the lovely compliments! I just wish that there was more good in this world than bad. Sometimes the world we live in scares me (especially now that I have kids). I hope I raise them to be givers as well.

  2. peady
    November 25, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Great initiative!

    Great post!

    • Brandy
      November 27, 2014 at 11:26 AM

      It is a great program!

      • peady
        November 27, 2014 at 12:20 PM


  3. Robbie
    November 25, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    This is the 2nd post I’ve read today about kindness. Beautiful! I spent Saturday volunteering at a local social service agency. I interviewed families who were applying for holiday assistance. Heartbreaking.

    • Brandy
      November 27, 2014 at 11:26 AM

      It can be so heartbreaking to hear some people’s sad tales. I hope many people take on this challenge and help make the world a better place.

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