Let’s #TakeaLeap for Kids on February 29!

Save the Children
2 min readFeb 25, 2016

Once every four years, we mark the passage of time with what’s become known as Leap Day. This year, Monday February 29th is when we add an extra day to the calendar to help align us with the rotation of the earth.

What does that mean for me, you ask? It’s sort of like when we get an bonus hour of sleep during Daylight Savings Time in the fall. It’s an extra day, filled with all that usually happens during the course of 24 hours. But we offer it to you as an opportunity to give back.

Think about it. 3 out of 4 years you don’t have a Leap Day in your calendar. What does it matter if you skip your usual flat white order? Or walk instead of taking a cab? It’s one day. You won’t miss it, and you’ll have a chance to do a lot of good for kids who need your help.

Save the Children is asking you to Take a Leap this February 29th. Give up something that you would normally partake in, and instead use that money to support kids.

Let us know what you’re giving up by posting on social media with the #TakeaLeap. Our handles are listed below.

Once you’ve done that, you can donate any amount to Save the Children on our Facebook page or by texting SAVE to 20222 to make a one-time $10 donation.*

You probably won’t miss what you skip on Leap Day, but for a child in need it could make all the difference.

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