I celebrated my 30th birthday.
Now, it’s been a long time since I really got any major birthday presents. And it’s not like I put off paying the credit card bill until I get some birthday cash. So this year, I told my wife I wanted to donate my birthday to One Day’s Wages. If you don’t know ODW or you don’t read the founder, Eugene Cho’s blog, you need to fix that right now.
What did that mean? Simply that whatever gifts people were going to give me, I wanted them to donate instead.
Now, I share my birthday with one of my best friends, my college roommate, Tim. So we always celebrate together. But it was my wife who emailed me one of the best ideas I have ever heard.
She said, “Let’s throw a charity auction.”
So we did. We threw a flipping charity auction.
How did it go?