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Dec 07

Live Life to Your Fullest

By Christopher | Blog

The world needs the best version of you.

But what is the “best version of you?” It is you at your most joyful and peaceful. It is you full of gratitude, thankful for life, family, and friends. Thankful for the past, from which many lessons have been learned and much knowledge and experience gained, the present, wherein we build dreams, and the future, where our hopes reside. If you are in this place, wonderful! Sow a bounty with us!

Sadly, this is not a common place. This place of gratitude, where peace and joy reign in our hearts and minds, seems to be ever more out of reach for many. It’s going to take more than kind words. We have to reach out. We have to act. We have to give.

Many are miserable, suffering in jobs or relationships, on the street or even in a penthouse. But there is always hope, because your destiny is to achieve that best version of you. And still, with Give-A-Dime, you can sow a little, reap a lot.

Where are you today?

Nov 25

Why You Should Give Your Dimes to Give-A-Dime

By Christopher | Blog

Here are the top four reasons why you should give a dime to Give-A-Dime:

  1. Easy. It’s easy to give to Give-A-Dime. In fact, it’s hands-off! Every month, our automated system just grabs a few dimes from your bank account. It’s safe and secure, guaranteed! And easy.
  2. Affordable. One dime a day: that’s only $3.50 per month. Anyone can afford that. Very affordable!
  3. Fun. Every month, we hold a contest for our donors. We investigate three different charities, then let our donors vote on who gets First Prize, Second Prize, and Third Prize. That’s fun!
  4. Confidence. We thoroughly investigate the charities we choose. Every one has met our strict guidelines and score a minimum of 7 out of 10 on our Worthy Charities scale. You can be sure that the money we give them will be well spent and will change lives for the better. Much confidence!


Oct 13

New Web Host Provider

By Christopher | Big Hearts Blog

We switched our hosting provider over the past few days. You might’ve hit our page while we were transitioning. Well… we’re back!

It was pretty simple, except for the installation of the SSL certificate, which makes sure the “https” in our web address really means “safe and secure connections.” Anyway, wasn’t a big problem, and here we are.

If you have any questions, or are experiencing any unusual behavior, please let us know!

And thank you for being a Big Heart!


Oct 08

Charity Spotlight: Kindess!

By Christopher | Blog

This is where it all begins: a choice to be kind. Regardless of your reason, whether religious or spiritual, whether selfishly or selflessly motivated, kindness is the foundation to a better world. So, we love the idea at They help people choose kindness in their daily lives. They are privately funded, so they don’t ask for donations. Check them out, and let us know what you think!

Oct 07

We Can Do Anything Better Than Government

By Christopher | Blog

It is a known fact that the government is a wasteful behemoth and is not an efficient manager of charity.

Some highlights from the article:

For large charities such as the Salvation Army and smaller local charities run by churches and other private organizations, the fight against poverty has been going on for the past 150 years. Tragically, standing in their way has been the federal government. Besides an effort to wage “war” on poverty beginning in the 1960s, the federal government has attempted to intercede and dole out aid since the beginning of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. These interventions have proven costly and yielded disastrous results.

Earlier in the twentieth century, private charities offered a more effective cure for chronic indigence, and it was through mutually beneficial activities and voluntary funding that the spirit of American compassion was unleashed.

…how is it that after more than 40 years since the Great Society and more than $8 trillion spent (in 2000 dollars) so little headway has been made by the government in alleviating poverty?

In the absence of government assistance, the social net cast by private charities, organizations, and businesses reached farther and remained much stronger than federal welfare programs.

History shows that it is only through private voluntary solutions that we see true human compassion.

Give-A-Dime is private. It is voluntary. And it is the perfect solution: affordable, convenient, and fun.

Express your deep compassion. Join today!

Sep 29

Corporate Good

By Christopher | Blog


Believe it or not, there are companies out there who engage in charitable activities.

I’ve been meaning to write about this topic for a while now, but I finally was spurred on by an email I received today. It was from American Express. They wanted me to do a survey. I’m, like, “No, thanks.” Then I saw the American Red Cross logo. And I read a little bit more.


I was not going to do the survey. I really don’t believe American Express needs my feedback, and I didn’t want to waste my time. But I changed my mind. If I can spend a few minutes to help get the American Red Cross $10,000, why not? So, I took the survey. Now, I doubt American Express is giving $10,000 for each person who completes the survey. This is probably a lump sum. It would be great if it was per survey completed. If anybody knows, let me know in the comments!

The other company is Amazon. They have a subdomain at, so that every time you order, a portion of your purchase price can go to the charity you’ve selected. You can see my selected charity below.


St. Jude’s Research Hospital did a thing for me when I was a young father with a young child, so I’m always going to help them when I can.

These are only two companies. I’m sure there are hundreds, if not thousands, more who make charitable giving easy and affordable. And when companies go out of their way to make giving easy and affordable, as people who care, we have to take advantage of that! I encourage you to use Amazon’s “smile” subdomain. Then use companies who make it easy and affordable to practice charitable giving.

Aug 17

Technology Keeps You On Your Toes

By Christopher | Big Hearts Blog

It’s amazing how much we depend on technology. We take it for granted that everything is going to work at peak efficiency all the time. Ha! Can technology ever be trusted?

We had a little technological hiccup recently. While doing some tech updates and upgrades, our accounting system sent out some duplicate charges! Yikes!

We have diagnosed and resolved the issue. We have also contacted everyone who was affected and refunded the overcharges.

I want to apologize, again, to those who were affected. You trust us, as much as we trust our technology, and we failed you in that effort. But we have shored up our systems so that something like that doesn’t happen again.

So, now, maybe technology can be more trusted than before.

If you still have any issues, or want to discuss anything about your membership, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. I’m so thankful for your participation in this charitable giving effort, and we expect to be disbursing funds soon. In the meantime, please continue to tell your friends and family about us! The more, the merrier… literally! And keep sending in your nominations for worthy charities. I love hearing the stories about lives being changed for the better.

Be blessed and a blessing!

Jul 19

Keeping The Lights On

By Christopher | Blog

All nonprofits need the lights to stay on, the salaries to be paid, the fundraising events organized and executed, and the core work of the organization’s goal to be carried out. At Give-A-Dime, our strategy is to reduce overhead to a minimum so we can give maximally to those charitable organizations that touch our collective hearts. It requires computer hardware, site development and maintenance, web site hosting fees, and lots of time for research so that we benefit only those charities that are changing the world for the better.

In this regard, your mouth is as valuable to us as your money. We have dipped our toes into limited advertising. It costs money, and doesn’t seem all that effective. In keeping with our “minimum overhead for maximum good,” the cheapest method of advertising is word-of-mouth. That means you telling your friends and family and neighbors to get involved, like you’ve gotten involved. A dime a day is only $3.50 per month. Anyone can afford that! So tell them. Tell anyone!

And we’ll thank you in advance for helping keep the lights on while we change the world for good!

P.S. Remember, your contributions are tax deductible! You will receive a statement at the end of the fiscal year (December) that you can use on your federal income tax report.

Jun 15

Spare Change to Change the World

By Christopher | Blog

It’s easier to get a dollar from a million people than a million dollars from one person. Besides, we all want to help if we can. We try to make it easy, fun, and affordable, and I think we’ve accomplished that goal. Please, join us today. Your little bit will be combined with the little bit from a lot other others, and our pocket change can truly change the world.


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