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283: Can Tweeting Change the World?

Change the world with social media? Really? 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

US petition.

http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-child-abuse

@helpspreadthis

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.

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)