To Do

544. Sponsor a needy child

I want to do my part to help a hungry child have a better life.

521. Pledge money to public television or public radio

Completed October 2001, and several times since. I pledged $10 a month out of my paycheck to my local public radio station. It’s quite a deal, really. I listen to Morning Edition everyday while I rush around to get ready for work and I am a big fan of This American Life, which plays here […]

515. Set up a scholarship

Updated February 28, 2010 I’d like to set up a scholarship for students just like me. I was a good student who loved going to school, and loved learning. I still do. I worked hard, read anything I could get my hands on, rarely turned in homework assignments late, and participated in anti-drug and alcohol […]

514. Serve in the Peace Corps

A chance to learn another culture and genuinely improve other people’s lives.

488. Sell Girl Scout cookies

Updated June 22, 2009 I suppose that as an American girl, you get two chances to sell Girl Scout cookies. Once when you are Girl Scout age, and once again when your own daughters are Girl Scout age. I never was a Girl Scout. Not that I didn’t want to be, but I wasn’t allowed. […]

423. Donate money to my high school

Updated April 19, 2009 I think public schools get a bad rap. I know that there are many that are severely lacking, but there are also some that are really wonderful schools. I think my school was great. We had tough teachers, a great selection of courses to pick from, and lots of extracurricular activities. […]

405. Leave a $50 in a blind person’s cup

Neverminded January 5, 2010 This was one of the original items added to the to do list when I was naive enough to believe that the world was really like the one I saw on movies and television and that in every big city there were blind people hanging out on street corners with cups […]

321. Do something incredible anonymously

Just for the joy of doing it, without worrying about who will notice and commend my efforts.

317. Do some work for Habitat for Humanity

Updated November 23, 2009 I have great respect for those that donate their time and share of their wealth to help those that are less fortunate. I do what I can from time to time, but I usually manage to spread myself so thin that taking on yet another project is out of the question […]

279. Play Santa for a needy family at Christmas

This would be a great way to spend my Christmas money – rather than give gifts to family and friends who already have more than they need, help a family in need.

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