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When I started 365give I had never blogged, I’m not a writer, I had never Facebooked nor did I even begin to understand how Twitter worked. How do you possible say anything in 140 characters?
After 283 days of daily blogging, Facebook posting and Tweeting I have had the opportunity to meet some pretty fantastic people doing remarkable thing to change the world. Not everyone has their own web or blog. Many tweet to help spread news and in the case of 365give many help me spread the news of being philanthropic. My Twitter friends encourage and support me every day and I feel so blessed to have them close through my giving journey.
My post today is a guest post from one of my Twitter friends. I have never met this person but he is a lovely and he helps spread news all around the world by tweeting. He gives every day just by tweeting my giving stories and I asked him if I could help him in some way. He has mission he is trying to accomplish right now to help kids that have fallen victim to child abuse. His story is graphic and touching. It reminds us that we can all do something to help change the world. It’s not a perfect place but if you stand up for what you believe in and ask for others to join you - you can be the change you want to see in the world.
Day 282 / Give 283 Written by @helpspreadthis
Life is Beautiful…..unless you are Victor. Victor is a 10 year old little boy who was adopted along with his twin sister Nubia.
Earlier this year, Nubia was murdered by her adopted father and transported in the back of the family’s vehicle while Victor lay in the back seat soaked in acid. Victor survived but will be emotionally and physically scarred for life.
It has been reported that the two children had been tortured since being adopted in 2009.
We live in a world where inexplicable horrors occur. The world is a big place and it can be a bit overwhelming. We have a choice.
My choice….my give… is to not just be sad or sickened by these horrific news reports of child abuse, but to take action. I have started a call to action, a petition to insist on changes in how reports of child abuse are handled. This is at least a start.
I do believe Life is Beautiful. I just want it to be beautiful for ALL the children in this world as well.
If You Care Enough, You Can Change The World. Come Help Us!! Please join us in supporting our cause to protect children living in abusive households
I have signed this petition and I am asking you to do the same. Use your voice to give back to the children that sufferer so much. Let’s help create change today and make the world a better place.
When I started 365give a friend suggested a book I should read. It was called Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World. I went right to their website and I was truly inspired by Me to We. The organization was started by two young students many years ago, Craig and Marc Klielburger. Their lives changed after volunteering in Ecuador to help to build a school. They decided they had to do something to change the world. Me to We was inspired by an one act they witnessed while volunteering. The school was far behind being completed and they had just days before leaving the village. The chief of the village called a “minga.” A call to action that brought people from villages miles away to help finish the school together. It was no longer about one person, “me” but about “we” and thus Me to We was formed and is changing the world every day. One of the ways they are doing this is through the other organization they have built called Free the Children. That is how I am giving back today, I want to help Free the Children of the world.
Day 267: Give 267
“Free The Children believes in a world where all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. We are a charity and educational partner that empowers youth to remove barriers that prevent them from being active local and global citizens. Our domestic programs educate, engage and empower hundreds of thousands of youth in North America and the UK. Our international projects, led by our holistic and sustainable Adopt a Village model, has brought over 650 schools and school rooms to youth and provided clean water, health care and sanitation to one million people around the world, freeing children and their families from the cycle of poverty.”
Inspiration, motivation – change. Need I say more. How can we not take just a moment in our day to give.
One click, one like and we can help Free the Children reach a $1,000,000 fundraising goal and you don’t have to give a dime. With help from many great sponsors, just one click on the Free the Children facebook page allows you to give a donation of $1.00 at no cost to you. My click helped to bring that total to $626,090. That means over 600,000 have liked their page. Pretty amazing but how many people use Facebook – 500 million? Their sponsors have pledged to give up to $1,000,000. We need to start clicking today. Together on Facebook we can help them reach their goal.
I need you to spread the world. Post this on your Facebook page and ask your friends to help. Together we can Free the Children and help Marc and Craig continue their great work around the world.
Time Commitment: 30 Seconds
Cost: 0 but donated $1.00
“T’is the season to be thankful” and to give. A.K.A Thanksgiving.
I didn’t have anything special planned for a Thanksgiving GIVE until yesterday. I received a Facebook text from a dear friend and brilliant local chef Ned Bell. Ned and I have been doing charity events together for many years. It just so happens we have both moved to Vancouver from Toronto and are finding our way in the world of giving here in BC.
Back to the GIVE. Ned and his kids wanted to help a family in need this holiday weekend by providing a full turkey dinner with all the fixings. When I received his Facebook text, I personally wanted to be that family just so I could have a home cooked meal by Ned! (haha) But I had something else in mind.