If you don’t have time to read a word of this post just watch the video. It will move you, maybe even inspire you, to do something to help the planet today.
As I travel through my daily giving journey I am constantly amazed by children that are stepping up to change the world. Cater & Olivia are from Feyetteville, GA (USA) and have started an organization called One More Generation. They were so moved when discovering so many animals all over our planet would soon be extinct they had to do something. They wanted to insure one more generation would have the opportunity to experience these animals living on the planet rather than just reading about them in a text book. Today they have inspired me to give and do my part to help the next generation of animals.
As I read through the One More Generation site I discovered I could help. I could have a voice along with many others to help create change for the animals on our planet. I went to their petition page and then into a petition / pledge signing bender on the site: (information taken directly from the One More Generation site)
“Each year an estimated 1-million sea birds and over 100,000 marine mammals die from ingesting plastic. Single use plastic bags end up in our landfills and take over 500 years to decompose. Many of these bags end up in our rivers and streams, which ultimately lead to our oceans.”
“Rattle Snake Round Ups are contests calling for hunters to bring in as many snakes as they can catch in a year, at which point the snakes are slaughtered and sold for skin and meat. Seven states still host these killing contests: Roundups are driving some species of rattlesnakes toward extinction. A recent study analyzing 50 years of roundup data found eastern diamondback rattlesnakes in sharp decline due to roundup pressure and habitat loss. Rattlesnakes play a key role in the food web, especially in terms of rodent control.”
“These birds, which mate for life and symbolize the re-emergence of a species from the brink of near extinction at human hands only a century ago, should more fittingly be ”shot” through the lens of a photographer’s camera, not the barrel of a hunter’s rifle.”
What will you do today to help our animal population? Could it be your child that helps to change he world just by educating them? Show your support and give today.
Time Commitment: 5 minutes for all 3 petitions / pledges
I recently came across this documentary called “A Small Act“. It amazed me to the point I wanted to share it. It’s the story of one women that sponsored a child in Kenya who came back years later to thank her for her support. He is now creating huge change in the world especially in Africa. 365give’s mission is all about doing small acts of giving that cause a ripple effect just like this one. By helping just one person, in this case one child, it has caused a ripple effect on the other side of the world that continues even today.
Day 228: Give 228
Giving has been called many things to catch peoples attention - Random Acts of Kindness, A Small Act of Kindness, A Good Samaritan. At the end of the day it is one person taking the time to give to another person, an animal or the planet to show that you care. We all have the ability to give in our lives no matter what your race, religion, financial status or age (my son is 3 and gives all the time).
If you knew what the outcome of every “give” you completed was going to be would you give more?
What if every “give” you do does have an effect and you just can’t see it?
What if every random act of kindness, every good samaritan act or small act was counted for the effect it created?
How many would it add up to in a day, a week, a year. What if you just did one and it created a change that went on for generations like it has for Hilde Back that sponsored one child so many years ago.
Here are the 365give “Top 10 Small Acts” that will change the world whether we know it or not.
2) Adopt a pet through your local shelter (SPCA)
3) Donate your baby’s unneeded items directly to a mother with nothing (Spectrum)
4) Plant a tree (Love Trees)
5) Pick up garbage at your local park
6) Baby sit for a single parent
7) Read, talk to or take an elder person to lunch
9) Buy a person living on the street lunch and talk to them
10) Help your child start a giving project at school to educate the next generation to give (start a 365give project in class for the school year)
It takes just one give to create change. What will you do today to give? Share you stories with us we love to hear what you are doing to give back to the world.
Time Commitment: 5 minutes to hours
Cost: 0 – $35.00 a month
Last night I attended a fundraiser for the Akin Afrika Foundation. This foundation has been started by a remarkable women by the name of Chelsea Peters. Chelsea and her partner Morris have started on a journey that will allow their foundation to take children off the streets of Lira, Uganda and give them a roof over their heads, food, water, cloths and most importantly hope for their future. I did a post on her mission (Day 209) just a few weeks ago and I wanted to continue to support her in any way I could . Here is my interview with Chelsea Peters. She is changing the world one day and truly one child at a time. Here is her story.
Day 226: Give 226
Last night Chelsea raised $4137.00 for her foundation. Friends and family came to support her inspirational work. To date, in just a few weeks, Chelsea has raised enough money to get the shelter up and running. But this is just the beginning. Operating costs will top $20,000 a year to take care of these children and she will need our help to feed, cloth and educate the children.
How can you help Chelsea and the Atkin Afrika Foundation? Donate. Its that easy. Whether it’s $10 or $100 every penny towards reaching her goal will make her dream come true. We all have a dream – let’s help Chelsea realize hers. She is doing something many of us would never even consider because it seems impossible. She is making the impossible happen right now and she needs us today!
Time Commitment: 2 hours
Cost: $25.00 to attend the event