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Coaching for a Cause 2015

Many of you perhaps saw my earlier post around Christmastime for a new idea I had called “Coaching for a Cause” in which I offered to donate coaching to anyone who made a charity contribution at the end of the year—matching coaching minutes to donated dollars.

This turned out even bigger and better than I expected.   I originally set a cap of only being able to accept up to $2015 dollars which would equal about 30 hours of coaching.  However, on the last day, several requests/ submissions came in and I didn’t have the heart to say, “NO” and potentially deny the intended charity their gift so I went beyond.

And so I’m very proud and pleased to announce that the final total raised for various charities (in 5 days, mind you) was $3188.

Which translates to over 50 hours and over $7500 worth of coaching.  (*WHEW*)

What’s really exciting is the wide range of coaches that I got to interact and engage with.

And even more exciting is the wide range of charities and organizations (35 in all) that together we all have helped in some way—great or small.  Ranging from worldwide to local communities.  Helping people struggling with poverty to animals suffering from abuse.  Providing vital services to those who can’t afford along with food and shelter, and just about everything else inbetween.

Here’s the full list of all the charities that received contributions.

Actions Education au Nigerhttp://www.aeniger.ch/fr/
ALLEY CAT ALLIEShttp://www.alleycat.org/
American Humane Associationhttp://www.americanhumane.org/
Amnesty Internationalhttp://www.amnesty.org/
Animal Legal Defense Fundhttp://aldf.org/
Christian Community Health Fellowshiphttps://www.cchf.org/
Connecticut Food Bankhttp://www.ctfoodbank.org/
Environmental Defense Fundhttp://www.edf.org/
Foundations Charities
freddy fischer stiftunghttp://www.freddyfischer-stiftung.de/
General Fund for Libertyvillehttp://www.libertyville.com/index.aspx?NID=73
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancementhttp://www.haceonline.org/
Honoring the Path of the Warrior http://www.honoringthepath.org/
ICF foundationhttp://foundation.coachfederation.org/
Insight Meditation Community of Washingtonhttp://imcw.org/
Institute for Sacred Activismhttp://www.andrewharvey.net/
Island Dog, Inc.http://www.islanddog.org/
Jessie Rees Foundation.http://negu.org/
Khan Academyhttps://www.khanacademy.org/
Natural Resources Defense Councilhttp://www.nrdc.org/
Rikki’s Refugehttp://rikkisrefuge.org/
southern Poverty Law Centerhttp://www.splcenter.org/
Special Olympicshttp://www.specialolympics.org/
SUICIDE PREVENTION SERVICEShttp://www.spsamerica.org/
The HAE Associationhttp://www.haea.org/
The Littlegrass Ranchhttp://littlegrassranch.org/
The Nature Conservancyhttp://www.nature.org/
THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LANDhttp://www.tpl.org/
WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTIONhttp://www.worldanimalprotection.org/
World Wildlife Fundhttps://www.worldwildlife.org/

While the offer has been closed (for now) you are always welcome and invited to either add your own contribution to one of these organizations or to one of your own.  There never is a bad time to give help to others in need.

This has truly been a humbling experience and an honor.  And I’m already looking at what I/we can create for next year.