It's been just shy of a week since I challenged the hockey blogosphere to Make A Difference.
My premise is that there are many great hockey bloggers and hockey writers out there, and collectively we reach significant readership numbers. Why don't we reach out to our loyal readers and give back some. I adopted the Canadian National Institute for the Blind as my charity of choice, and explained why. I challenged other bloggers to do the same.
Checking up on the other blogs, so far I know of three that have answered the challenge, with a fourth working on their project.
The first to answer the call was our Nashvillian friend Dirk at On The Forecheck. Dirk is enlightening his readers to Kiva.org, which is "a charitable organization that helps facilitate one of the most promising international anti-poverty measures we've ever seen." You can read all about it on the two previous links.
George James Malik answered the challenge on behalf of Kukla's Korner. George is a big supporter of the Jeffrey Thomas Hayden Foundation, an Ohio based non-profit group dedicated to helping kids with cancer.
Scotty over at Scotty Hockey informs me he has long supported the Leukemia & Lymphona Society to fight blood cancers. Scotty Hockey has no advertising, not even Google Ads. Instead he wants any monies directed towards his charity of choice.
Going Five Hole has chosen the Mario Lemieux Foundation, obviously a charitable body to help the fight against cancer. Great choice there Sean!
I intend to keep pestering bloggers until we have a fuller representation of the blogosphere adopting a charity, and Making A Difference.