Monday, November 30, 2009

So Many GReat SHARE Stories to SHARE!!

Thank you for sharing your share stories!!!

We are inspired by each story. Please take a look at the stories we have collected. Also, here are a couple more stories from another blogger who is particiating in our Season for Sharing Give away.

Please keep the stories coming. We are going to randomly draw a winner from all the stories of sharing on DEC 14!

Thank you again for the inspiration!

The Moonjar Team

Headline: Participating in Moonjar Season for Sharing Contest! is hosting the Moonjar Season for Sharing contest on her blog, and already there have been 16 entries of families giving back.

Here are a few of the stories we love and want to share with you to inspire a little holiday sharing of your own!

kathy dunaway // Nov 13, 2009 at 9:40 am

We donate to United Way all year long and we are helping our kids with heating bills and buying toys for the kids for Christmas.We donate food to the food drives.This year is going to be hard for a lot of people.I hope everyone will help out others if they can.

Tari Lawson // Nov 14, 2009 at 7:35 am

We always give to food banks, Goodwill, Toys for Tots and our soldiers. In addition I have my boys visit an elderly friend who is in a nursing home with me several times a year.

Paula Adams // Nov 14, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Since its just the two of us we donate two or three complete holiday dinners to our local food pantry.

My club also sends expired coupons to The Overseas Coupon program. We have sent over $358,000.00 in coupons to our military families overseas. This helps with their holiday dinners as well….

Erin M // Nov 14, 2009 at 10:39 pm

We always sign up at church to go to help out a family that doesn’t have much–We buy a toy or 2 for their children and hand deliver it!
It’s honestly life changing. . .puts one in perspective that’s for sure

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Introducing the Moonjar Season for Sharing Giveaway Contest!

The Moonjar mission to encourage communication about money and empower children and families with basic life skills of saving, spending and sharing is truly taken to heart in my home of three kids, ages 15, 13 and 11. In fact, it has become a Thanksgiving holiday tradition for my family to “SHARE” by serving a meal during the community-building and dinner hour at the Recovery CafĂ© ( in Seattle. This year is no exception as we helped prepare and serve a Thanksgiving meal to give back to those in need during a time of the year when the need for sharing is greatest.

Since this year was marked by the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, we at Moonjar want to know how other families are giving back this holiday season so that their stories of sharing can be rewarded and most importantly, inspire other families to give back as well. To collect these stories, we’ve launched the first-ever Moonjar Season for Sharing giveaway program. In this program, we are asking bloggers to help us collect stories of family giving this holiday season. Each participating blog asks their readers to submit their stories of how their families are giving back during the holidays. We are offering one Standard Moonjar Moneybox to be given away to one family per contest as thanks for giving back and spreading the “SHARE” message this holiday season.

We’re also hosting the contest on this blog, so share your story of how your family is giving back this season in the comment field for a chance to win a Standard Moonjar Moneybox! The winner will be selected at random and posted on December 4, 2009!

We’re looking forward to hearing your inspiring stories of family giving this holiday season!