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I had to come back today. After my 3 day maternity leave from 365give after adopting a beautiful little boy just a week ago I am back more dedicated than ever.
There is no greater motivation to change the world than your children.
How can we sit back and not want to make the world a better place for all the children?
Day 257: Give 357
- What about the 30,000 children that have already died in the last 3 month in the Horn of Africa?
- Are you motivated to help them?
- Are you motivated to help change the world to make it a better place for the children that suffer so much?
What if you got a letter from Bono in your inbox today. Yes “the” Bono. Today I did and I have to share his message.
Watch the video, read the letter and sign the petition. It’s an easy give and the message is clear.
Famine is a man made disaster. Be part of the solution.
ONE doesn’t want you money they want your voice.
I’ve been known to drop the occasional expletive, but the most offensive F word to me is not the one that goes f***. It’s F***** – the famine happening in the Horn of Africa, mainly Somalia.
Dear world leaders,
The famine in Somalia could kill 750,000 in the coming months, and tens of thousands have already died. When you meet at the Group of 20 (G-20) Summit in November, you have the opportunity to break the cycle of famine and ensure people are hungry no more. Lives are in your hands. Please keep the promises you have made to the 2 billion poor people who depend on farming for their livelihoods.
The reasons for the famine in the Horn of Africa are complex and solutions are difficult, especially in Somalia, but we can’t lose sight of some simple facts:
1. 30,000 children have died in just 3 months. Thirty thousand. With over 12 million people at risk.
2. Famine is not a natural catastrophe – drought doesn’t have to lead to famine. It can be prevented, as we have seen in much of Kenya and Ethiopia.
In the 21st century, it’s an obscenity that people are dying because they can’t get enough food to eat. Every one of those 30,000 children is part of a family – a son, a daughter, sister or brother. We can’t imagine what it must be like to starve to death, but most of us know what it’s like to lose someone we love.
Please watch the film and make use of the voice you have – sign the petition. It will make a difference in putting pressure on world leaders to do more to help those in need right now, and live up to promises already made to invest in the things proven to work – early warning systems…irrigation…drought resistant seeds… and of course, peace and security.
Thanks for reading.
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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.
@365give Please Help With Our Cause To Fight Child Abuse…. We Need Your Support http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-child-abuse from @helpspreadthis
I couldn’t ignore this Twitter message this morning and had to help. Will you?
Day 255: Give 255
All I had to do was follow this link this morning by Stop Child Abuse. Read the story below taken directly from the petition and follow the link to Change.org.. This site that can be used to start your own petition to help change the world.
BELOW IS A PORTION OF A RECENT NEWS ARTICLE
“The girl’s partially dissolved corpse was discovered in a black bag in his truck at the side of a busy Florida motorway, alongside the 10-year-old boy who was so heavily soaked in acid that emergency workers fell sick from the toxic fumes while helping to save him.
Barahona has since confessed to police that he put his dead daughter in the truck and drove off with the intention of killing himself.
- The Department of Children and Families said that the twins were placed in foster care with the Barahonas in 2005.
- In that year they were investigated three times yet the couple were allowed to legally adopt the children in 2009.
- The DCF received a report eight months ago that something was not right at the children’s home in Miami.
- The person who called the abuse hotline noted that Nubia had been acting ‘inappropriately’ and had been suffering from ‘uncontrollable’ hunger.
- She was also said to have become very thin, was losing her hair, was ‘nervous and jittery’ and had started stealing food.”
I’m an adoptive parent and this makes me sick. Kids all over the world need our support, comfort and love especially when they have already been displaced from their birth families. We have to do everything in our power to change the way we protect our children. It doesn’t matter where you live in the world. We need to give in any way we can and this is your chance to help. They have a goal of 100,000 signatures. It’s the minimum you need just to turn a head in the government.
I was number 545 what number will you be?
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