I may be late to the “Resolution Party” but better late than never right? Are you a Resolution maker, diet, get healthy, drink more water? You know all those standard do better for yourself promises we make. Or maybe you are a be a better person, treat others better or a “Do more Good” kind of person?
Maybe your 2019 goal or goals include doing more good deeds. Maybe you decided to make a change resolution not internally to you but more towards society and/or your community. Like cleaning the snow off your neighbour’s car or offering to take your sister’s kids for the afternoon so she can enjoy some “me” time. Small things can make a big difference! Other examples of making a difference include filling gently used handbags or knapsacks with toiletry items and dropping them off at a community shelter or even picking up and delivering groceries to a local food bank.
A Labour of Life was provided with a Ford Edge ST for a period of time but all views and opinions expressed are mine .
Ford Do More Good Campaign
Lucky for this gal and the Ottawa Humane Society, Ford of Canada offered to help me make a difference. Ford suggested together we could Do More Good in my community.
Ford of Canada asked what good deed I wanted to start my year off with. And then they provided me with a one week fleet loan of the all-new Edge ST and a $200 pre-paid credit card to purchase items for me to load up and deliver to the charity of my choice.
Well the charity selection was easy, The Ottawa Humane Society where we adopted Lou. I believe so strongly in the work they do and contribute regularly. So receiving an opportunity to “Do More Good” well who could say no to that?
I actually expanded the giving and got my co-workers involved. Setting up a contribution box in my office, I sent an email outlining all of the items the Society needs and asked them to drop them off. Together with Ford of Canada, my Co-workers and Lou we managed to donate over 350.00 worth of goods to the Society.
Lou decided we wouldn’t just take care of the cats either, we gathered items for Dogs, small furry animals like rabbits and hamsters and yep even millets for the birds.
Using Lou’s awesome giving spirit we are throwing it out to you, what can you do to make a difference? Something as small as saying hi to a person on the street, offering to shovel a driveway, or even go big and organize a charity drive. The feeling that you can actually make a difference is the best cure for the winter doldrums, trust me. Tell me what good deed would you do?
Can We Talk Ford Edge Now?
How pretty is this beast, OK I know talking cars one should probably not use the term “pretty” but it fits. The sleek chassis, streamlined front and overall ascetic makes it a beautiful Vehicle. Now truth be told I would never make it as a writer for a car magazine because what matters to me may not translate to the “tech” world nor Car world. I care where the cup holder is, and how the seat feels and yes how it looks to others.
On the serious review front, the 2019 Edge is equipped Ford Co-Pilot, the most advanced suite of standard driver-assist technologies such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot information system, lane keeping system, rear backup camera and auto high beam lighting. That stuff also matters, it’s just not what comes to me first.
Of major note for this Union Gal, Made in Canada. Plus the fact that this spacious SUV also features heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel and voice activated navigation – smart technologies that will help put you on the road to doing more good deeds.
I really want to thank Ford of Canada for loaning me the Ford Edge ST for ten days. It allowed ample opportunity to test out all of the fun features and learn about what the “Edge” has to offer. True heartfelt thanks also for partnering with me to held make the difference in the lives of so many animals who need a helping hand. Ford’s generous contribution, the donations of my work friends and some extra from Lou and I will truly “Do More Good” for the Ottawa Humane Society. My challenge out to you know is how can you Do More Good? Share your stories please.