The head of the U.N. refugee agency said Sunday that drought-ridden Somalia is the “worst humanitarian disaster” in the world after meeting with refugees who endured unspeakable hardship to reach the world’s largest refugee camp.
In the past 2 weeks I have given you ideas on how to give to help the people in The Horn of Africa. What if I gave you a way to give food for free. Your donation is just one click away. Will you give every day?
Day 321: Give 321
If you could choose just one way to give every day what would it be? Volunteerism? Philanthropy by donation? A Random Act of Kindness?
What if today I could give you one way to help the starving and dieing people in The Horn of Africa and it didn’t cost you a thing? You don`t even have to get up out of your seat to give. What if all you have to do is click and 1.1 cups of food is donated. What if you did it every day? How many cups of food could we provide if we all clicked every day? A cup of food may not seem like a lot to you right now but it could save a life – if you click to give every day.
I clicked to give and I will keep clicking to give food everyday for as long as the The Hunger Site gives me the opportunity.
Time Commitment: 1 minute
Are you a camper? Do you enjoy sleeping under the stars, breathing in the clean air, and the quiet of the great outdoors?
Can you still give without internet access?
Day 320: Give 320
After giving for 320 days of giving I have become a bit of an expert at finding ways to give in all kinds of situations. Camping was a new one this weekend. This was the summer to introduce our son to the art of camping. Sleeping in a tent, building a camp fire, roasting marshmallows and burning Jiffy Pop popcorn. You even get to go to bed without a bath and have a bad sleep! Oh the luxuries of camping.
Here are the ways 365give gave back this weekend while camping.
1) Pick up all you garbage: Leave not a speck behind for the birds, fish and trees to ingest.
2) Pick up garbage you find that isn’t yours (especially cigarette butts they will never bio-degrade!)
3) Recycle: If recycling bins are not provided “pack it out” with you and recycle at home.
4) Share: When camping you tend to be up close and personal to many other campers. We shared our bag of marshmallows and firewood with the campsite next to us filled with students.
5) Appreciate / Teach: By taking our son camping we had the opportunity to teach him about the beauty we live in and why we need to take such good care of the living creature we inhabit- the planet.
As much as there are so many ways to instantly “give” by tweeting, liking, texting and online donations it is always good and possible to find easy ways to give in your life every day – even while camping.
Do you have a “giving” camping story you woudl like to share with 365give? Leave a comment, tweet (@365give) or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time Commitment: 1 night camping
Cost: Cheaper than a hotel! Giving was free!
I have never repeated a post before but it is a desperate situation that is only getting worse every day. The Horn of Africa needs us all to dig deep to give. I got an email from Plan Canada this week stating a simple but clear message:
“It’s not that food is running out – it has run out. What we are now running out of is time.”
Give 319: Day 319
The numbers are stagering:
Nearly 12 million people are at risk of starvation in the Horn of Africa,including 500,000 children who “are suffering from imminent, life-threatening severe malnutrition,” according to UNICEF. 1.6 million additional children under five years old are severely malnourished.
“The United Nations has declared a famine in Somalia, where a nightmarish situation is spreading to Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda by the hour.” quoted from World Vision.
We need to stand together to help today. Every day that goes by is more suffering and death to so many. How will you give today and help save lives. We all live on the same planet – we need to help each other.
Today the tragedy is in The Horn of Africa. Everyone is suffering. Hunger, malnutrition, starvation, disease – the list goes on and keeps growing with every day that passes.
Here are the 365give top 3 ways to help bring relief to The Horn of Africa before millions of people die.
1) Sign the ONE petition to get our politicians on their feet and doing something dramatic to help. The cost is nothing but you can use your voice to help make a difference. I signed and was number 53,423 towards a 100,000 signature goal.
2) The Government of Canada is matching donations until September 16, 2011. Here are a few suggestions how you can double your donation through Canadian Disaster Relief organizations: World Vision/ Unicef (text Food to Unicef 864233 to give a $10.00 donation) / Red Cross / Save the Children / Plan Canada / World Concern
My $20.00 donation is now worth $40.00!
3) Tweet, Facebook, You Tube share and blog! Spread the word every day. Get the world to stand up and take notice in any and every way you know how to mobilize the world to give.
You don’t have to give money to create change but you do have to do something. Can you really just sit back and watch millions of people die in conditions out of their control and live with yourself?
Time Commitment: 3 minutes to donate
Cost: Another $20.00 donation now a $40.00