# It’s a Point2$teve Xmas! You determine how much & where it goes.

Every year around the holidays, I like give back to those who are less fortunate and to programs that have helped mold me into the person I have become today.

Since I launched the blog this year, I thought why not make it a little more interesting and incorporate my readers into the process. Let’s turn it into an event where ** you **actually help to make a difference!

This year, I’m going to donate money, but you’re going to determine how much money, and where it goes. The donations will all be made to official 501(c)3 charity/non-profit organizations. The best part of this whole thing is **the** f**irst $100 (and anything below) of each 3 outlets will be matched by an anonymous contributor! **

There will be three different ways you can vote for your charity of choice & you can vote once per outlet:

**Outlet #1- The Blog**: For every direct comment on this blog post, I will donate $1 (up to $100). In your comment, list the charity you would like the donation to go to, and include a link so I know how to find & verify them.

*For example: *If I get 5 comments, $10 will be donated. If I get 100 comments, $200 will be donated to the charity with the most votes.

**Outlet #2 – Facebook**: For every Facebook “like” on this post, I will donate $1 (up to $100). If the post gets to 1000 or more likes, I will double the donation to $200. Comment on the post to vote for the charity you would like the donation to go to. Again, include a link or contact so I know how to get in touch with them if they win.

*For example: *If I get 5 likes, $10 will be donated. If I get 100 likes, $200 will be donated. If I get 1000+ likes, $300 will be donated!

**Outlet #3 – Twitter**: For every Twitter retweet on this post, I will donate $1 (up to $100). If the tweet goes over 1000 retweets, I will double the donation to $200. Or, I will double the donation if I see that #p2sdonation starts trending on twitter. Include the hashtag #p2sdonation, and the charity name you would like the donation to go to. I will DM someone who retweeted for contact information for the charity.

*For example: *If I get 5 retweets, $10 will be donated. If I get 100 retweets, $200 will be donated. If I get 1000+ retweets or if I see #p2sdonation start trending, $300 will be donated!

In total, up to **$800 could be donated!** but it’s really up to you, and where it will go.

I’m sure everyone knows of a charity. Please spread the word to them if they could use this donation.

I’ve often had friends ask me to donate to their cause. I’m only asking you to help me determine where it goes. Think of your “like” or comment as donating $1 to help spread some holiday cheer this year!

Voting will end this Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 8AM. I will announce the winning charities in a post at that time. Happy Holidays to all from Point2Steve!