All I want for my 40th birthday is to raise $4,000

Yep, it’s my 40th birthday this year. And as much as I love presents, it’s not about me this year. There are so many things on my mind lately. I write about American Girl, DIY projects, and a lot of Disney. But as I watch my girls growing older, realizing they are no longer babies, I can see my priorities shifting. I need to be an example. I want to be an example. For them.

One of my biggest concerns is my social responsibility. We are all responsible for the things going on around us, whether in our community, or in one halfway around the world. I find the need to explain more and more about the injustice of others, why things are so incredibly unfair at times. I had recent a conversation with my husband about fairness. We have very little control over the circumstances we are born into. How different would our lives be if we were not born in the U.S. or another free country?

One of the areas I’m feeling particularly sensitive to right now is the fight against sex trafficking. I’ve been following the work of The Exodus Road thanks to the blogging community. Reading posts from Kristen over at Rage Against the Minivan and Heather from Dooce who went on a June blogging trip to help us understand what is going on around us. I’m amazed at the time, energy, and compassion this team puts towards fighting a good fight. But like every good cause, they need money to keep the flight going.

So this is why I want you to help me raise $4000 for my 40th. Four thousand dollars would do so much good for this organization. It would give them equipment to help their surveillance teams, tables and chairs to work on, and help rehabilitate and send a sex slave survivor to school.

Today I’m asking you to give to my Pure Charity campaign. Give what you can. Anything helps. My goal is to raise $4,000, but I’d love to give more. If you can’t give a monetary donation at this time, please share my post. Retweet my tweet, or Tweet it on your own, repost it to Facebook, pin it, whatever. Help me spread the word.

Thank you so much! And Happy 40th birthday to me!

The Exodus Road is a public charity recognized by the IRS and all donations are tax deductible in the United States of America (Tax ID: 46-1384815). I have no affiliation with Exodus Road other than an interest in this campaign and donating toward their cause.


  1. Jeannette Brown

    CAM how do we donate I don’t have alot but will help when I can. I just watched a show the other evening and saw the horrors these girls and boys go through. Awesome job your doing.

    1. Cam

      Thank you so much Jeannette, every penny counts. You can go directly through this link to donate.

  2. We signed up when we first saw this on Rage Against the Minivan! Such an awesome charity I hope more people sign up because of your influence – you are awesome, I will retweet!

    1. Cam

      We did too Kate! That’s why I wanted to be able to share it again. Following along with the blogging team was such an inspiration to do this. Thank you for sharing!

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