Who is the founder of Grandma Charity Challenge?

The founding grandma is Catherine Onyemelukwe, grandmother of four.  On Decemeber 25 2011 I gave two of my grandkids a Christmas Charity Challenge. I gave them each $25 and a list of charities. I asked them to choose charities to receive their $25 and write a couple of sentences about their choice. I said I would match their $25 gift with $25 of my own if they convinced me with their sentences.  And I gave them a deadline.

I had to extend the deadline but then they made their choices. I had each one sit with me, find the website and the donation link. Then I had them enter the gift amount and the credit card number as we made the gift.

The letter I gave them to introduce the challenge was so convincing that my husband, children, and son-in-law were sure that I was taking part in an “official” challenge. They were amazed when I told them I made it up!

Now you can have your own grandma (or grandpa, or other relative) challenge with my simple and convenient tools.


About catherineonyemelukwe.com

Author of memoir Nigeria Revisited My Life and Loves Abroad, blogger, board member U.S.National Committee for UN Women, former Peace Corps volunteer, Unitarian Universalist, expert in nonprofit management and fundraising, certified fundraising executive (CFRE), racial justice advocate..

Posted on December 26, 2011, in Giving, Grandmothers. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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