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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
Did you catch those numbers in the video? 1 in 110 children have autism. When did those numbers get so high? What is causing these numbers to increase every year? No one has the answers but there is a way you can support families that so desperately need our help with just one click.
Day 266: Give 266
Since starting 365give many people have inspired me to keep on giving. Sharing people’s person stories and missions brings me so much happiness. I never new daily giving was going to be so rewarding. One of the people I have met is a women by the name of Tanaya. Her son Bryce has autism. Her sight Bubbles Make Him Smile shares great information about everything autism. She did a guest post for me on Day 217 sharing her story of autism. Today my give is in honour of Bubbles Make Him Smile and to all the mothers and fathers that feel isolated without the support or funding they need with just one click.
“The Autism Site is part of the GreaterGood Network, a family of click-to-give sites. When you click on the “Click Here to Give – it’s FREE!” button, you are shown advertisements from our sponsors. Sponsors pay an advertising fee, and 100% of that fee goes to our charity partners to provide therapy for children with autism.”
You can click once per day, every single day, 365 days of the year. Take 1 minute out of your day to click today and every day. Doesn’t get easier than this to make a commitment to giving every day.
Time Commitment: 30 seconds
Watch this video and you will know why I am taking the time to spread the word about Alternating Hemiphegia of Childhood Foundation. (AHCF Kids). I was asked by a Father to support this organization in hopes it will help his son.
Give 265: Day 265
You must be wondering what Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC) is. It is a condition I have never seen or heard of before I watched the video.
AHC is a rare neurological disorder in which repeated, transient attacks of hemiplegia occur, usually affecting one side of the body or the other, It ranges from simple numbness in an extremity to full loss of feeling and movement. The attacks may last for minutes, hours or even days. Triggers for AHC episodes may include environmental conditions, water exposure, physical activities, lights, foods and food dye, emotional response & medications.
How do you possible keep your child away from all of those triggers that could put his/her body into a state of paralysis. There is no cure but there is a group of parents trying to provide support and help find a cure to this rare condition.
AHCF Mission Statement: Our mission is to find the cause(s) of AHC, develop effective treatments and ultimately find a cure, while providing support to the families and children with AHC by funding research to accomplish these goals. Secondarily, we strive to promote proper diagnosis, educate health care professionals, the public and related organizations, encourage the worldwide exchange of information and advance the development of an international database of all AHC patients.
So why would I help an organization I knew nothing about until recently and have no personal affiliation with? My child doesn’t have this condition, why go out of my way to show support?
The answer is simple: I’m a parent and another parent asked me to help. I have realized over the past 253 days of giving there are organizations,. diseases, causes and not for profits I never knew existed all over the world and I can help many of them. I can find a way to give back every day to each of them and so can you.
What if you were able to help get these parents a donation of $250,000 from the Vivint Gives Back Project with just a click and a vote. Will you help another parent that needs our support? Follow this link and give today. One click, one vote shows you support and gives.
Time Commitment: 1 minute