On September 1st, New York City based radio personality, Trey Morgan embarked on a journey designed to shock him into a more philanthropic way of life. He hopes his non-profit quest to volunteer for 30 charities in 30 days finally ends the quandary which has kept him from volunteering in the past, namely, among so many great charities, which group to choose.
A daily blog, 30 Deeds 30 Days, details his experiences as he goes from one volunteer gig to the next, all while holding down his DJ job and making it home for dinner with his wife. He plans to write a book cataloguing the charity types and providing tips for those who want to give back, but are frozen at the starting line.
A radio personality for New York City’s Z100, Morgan was drawn to charities that help animals or involve music, and because of a family string of illnesses, to cancer-related causes. Many are local charities, but he is also trying out some of the most well-known groups, like Habitat for Humanity and the Ronald McDonald House.
Of the challenge, Morgan says, “It’s so important to give back. With my reach over the airwaves, hopefully I’ll be able to inspire others by showing that even an ambitious feat like this is attainable, all it takes is a commitment.”
So far, one of his favorite charities has been Musicians On Call, which brings music to the bedsides of hospital patients and sick kids. Other non-profits slated to be involved include: Rosie’s Broadway Kids, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Morgan was also inspired to donate a portion of his book proceeds to benefit the organizations he volunteers with.