What I’ve been doing instead of writing Friday posts (it’s a good cause!)

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Lots of folding.

Lots of folding.

Okay InMonsters and all BeKind readers: I need your help with something and all it takes is a click.

As most of you know, my day job is copywriting at the Balcom Agency in Fort Worth, Texas. This year for Christmas, we broke up into teams to create Christmas trees from found/recycled objects (we couldn’t spend more than $20 on materials). Each team is playing for a charity: the team whose tree gets the most votes gets a check from Balcom for their charity.

My team’s charity is the Humane Society of North Texas. They help animals who are abandoned, injured or mistreated. They also spay and neuter cats and dogs (for free in many circumstances). My team folded more than 300 origami cranes to create our tree (one of the things I’ve been doing instead of writing new Friday posts…sorry). 

All the trees are really cool. You can see them all here (click each picture to see more pictures).

Here’s where you come in.

I’d be ever so grateful if you’d vote for my tree! All you have to do is click: no personal info required!

Shameless plug, I know. But it’s for a good cause and it will only take you a couple of seconds.

Just click here, and then click the big green VOTE button under the origami crane picture in the bottom right-hand corner. Voting once is great – but if you are so inclined, you can vote every day through the end of the contest (and that would be phenomenal).

Are you doing anything charity-related for the holidays? I’d love to hear about it!

About Stephanie Orges

Stephanie is an award-winning copywriter, aspiring novelist, and barely passable ukulele player. Here, she offers writing prompts, tips, and moderate-to-deep philosophical discussions. You can also find her on and Pinterest.
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  1. I hope your group wins. 🙂

  2. Voted for ya guys. I will try to vote every day. Hoping you all win! :):):):)

  3. Oh, wow! That is gorgeous work! You’ve got my vote — and as many other votes as I can remember to give you! 🙂

  4. I’m giving a sketchbook and some colored pencils to an 8 year old girl in our church sponsored Christmas family and I threw a pack of Hot Wheels in our box at work to go to a local charity. I will probably also donate to Heifer International like I did last year on behalf of my family. I’ll hit the link and vote!

  5. Wow this is beautiful!
    I voted, I hope you win! All the best!

    I hope to write this week. I have been MIA… I am out of ideas completely.
    But I will try this time, I promise (crossing my heart! 🙂 )

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