30 Days of Giving Challenge

Do you have a giving heart or would you like to cultivate one?  Then join me in the 30 Day Giving Challenge!

30 Days of Giving Challenge

I’ve participated in this challenge for the past four years and each year it blesses me in unspeakable ways!

Here’s the deal:

The challenge is to give something to someone everyday in November.  The gifts can be anything given to anyone…money, food, old clothes, crafts, your time, or even kind words.  I would love to have my readers join me in this challenge.  The way I see it, even if I don’t give something every single day it will probably would still be more than I normally would have given any other month…and that’s worth it, right?

You can follow my giving progress here on Embracing Grace but I’m interested in ways that you’re giving.  Feel free to comment on this post with posts you’ve written on your own blog about the challenge, links to tweets, or Facebook messages showing your giving.  If you’re sharing on social media feel free to use the hashtag #30Days2Give so myself and others can follow you, share your posts, and gather new ideas for ways to give.

Here are some of the gift ideas I’ve came up with so far:

  • donate can goods to a local food pantry
  • donate new toys in your gift drawer or closet to Toys for Tots
  • make and deliver a meal to a grieving family or a family with a sick loved one
  • donate a couple of hours of free babysitting for new parents
  • rake up the leaves in an elderly friend’s house
  • clean out your closets to donate to GoodWill or the Salvation Army
  • give few more dollars in the plate at church
  • prepare a gift for those new to the neighborhood
  • send a letter and a box of non-perishable goodies to a soldier
  • have the kids make and mail cards to missionaries
  • put together a shoe box (or a couple) for Operation Christmas Child
Plus, check out my Gift Ideas & Gift Wrapping Pinterest board for cute and clever gift ideas and ways to wrap them.

So what do you say, are you up for the challenge?  I do hope you’ll join me!!

About Ashley

Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl and sweet baby boy, and she is the main voice behind Embracing Grace.


  1. Jennifer Clay says

    This is a great challenge!

  2. Daisy Tremorev says

    This is a great idea because doing nice things for others makes me feel really good. I get way more back by being nice to others.

  3. What a great idea. It’s like random acts of kindness taken to another level.

  4. scentednights2002 says

    This is such a fantastic idea.I love the ideas you’ve come up with!

  5. ♥Nancy♥ says

    Wow! That is wonderful of you. That is a great challenge that I will have to aim for (after my ladies tea fundraiser on 11/9). #GoingCrazy.

  6. I love this idea, what a wonderful one. I am planning on making a big donation to my local food bank next week. I am so happy to be able to do it!

  7. Shauna Torres says

    Wow, totally love this idea and think it is an awesome way to not only remind us to give, but to teach our children to do the same! Thank you

  8. Kelsey Apley says

    Great ideas for sure. I know their are families out there who need help, always nice to give back!!

  9. suelee1998 says

    this is a great idea, especially around the holidays it is great to give back.

  10. I love the idea of this challenge. Even the gift of a kind word can mean a lot to someone.

  11. Jennifer Soltys says

    I love this!!! Giving really does feel better than receiving! I will totally get on board with this. 🙂

  12. Kristin Wheeler says

    Such a great idea! Giving back is so important!

  13. Yes, I can try. This is a great thing to do to kick off the holiday season.

  14. Yes, I can try. This is a great thing to do to kick off the holiday season.

  15. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    There really is nothing like the feeling of giving from your heart with zero expectation of return. Love that!

  16. I LOVE this! We usually try to give as often as we can.

  17. Karen Bellissimo Majchrzak Low says

    LOVE THIS !!!! I am so excited to GIVE MORE then I already do …:) Thank you!!!!!

  18. I would love to start a tradition like this with my family.


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