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6 years 10 months ago #744 by jzen
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Wescli Wardest wrote: After reading these entries, I had a thought. I may get with a local church or community center and see about starting a campaign or fund raiser to do something like this on a larger scale. Especially knowing that winter is right around the corner. This may be the ideal time to start!

We could make this an Order project and pull resources to accomplish something!? If anyone would like to take the lead on a project like that and be in charge of it... They could start a new thread where they can work out the logistics for it. I'm sure other members would be interested in participating.

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This sounds great! I'll get to work on it and see what needs to be done.
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6 years 10 months ago #745 by MadHatter
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Wescli Wardest wrote: After reading these entries, I had a thought. I may get with a local church or community center and see about starting a campaign or fund raiser to do something like this on a larger scale. Especially knowing that winter is right around the corner. This may be the ideal time to start!

We could make this an Order project and pull resources to accomplish something!? If anyone would like to take the lead on a project like that and be in charge of it... They could start a new thread where they can work out the logistics for it. I'm sure other members would be interested in participating.

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Can we please please have the motto of this project be " Winter is Coming so give generously"?
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6 years 10 months ago #756 by MadHatter
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Around a half hour ago a woman in the dollar store near me was desperately asking people to buy her something to drink. She seemed homeless or high but she might just not take very good care of herself and have diabetes. ( Which means the soda might have prevented a health crisis by giving her the sugar she needed to get to her doc ) Any how most people seemed afraid of the women and were not even looking at her. I felt moved to act and got her the soda she asked for plus a bottle of water. I think one vital thing to remember is that opportunities for charity and kindness will always be there in small ways if we pay attention.
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6 years 9 months ago #853 by Serenity
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I work for a voluntairy organisation as a follow up contact person for people who adopt stray kittens , this organisation is working with 5 volunteers in that office and its way too busy , so i applied for the work and i got it :love: This is the kind of voluntary work where i combine my love for strays and can be of service , win- win lol
www.zwerfkat.com/
Also tomorrow night i am doing my monthly barshift at the youthcentre's gamenight , its a board game night and they are playing Dungeuns and Dragons , never played that so i am very curious , so if they dont order drinks all the time maybe i can have a peek hehe www.bunkergemert.nl/programma.php?id=1827
The fitness buddy project is going slow , the people that we are trying to get to the gym all back out =D , but i am not one to give up !! So i will be there waiting , and when they are ready to get to the gym , i will be there to accompagny them :woot:
www.levgroep.nl/vacaturebank.asp

This is what i do , what i did is a very long list which i can share but it will take a while loll
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6 years 9 months ago #863 by Senan
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My mother is a retired teacher and very active in her church, and they came up with a great way to help underprivileged children in our community. They collected cash donations at the church as usual, and my mom and I took the funds and purchased inexpensive backpacks and filled them with basic school supplies. We made sure to buy a variety of "trendy" looking backpacks so as not to make it obvious who had received a handout.

We then went to a number of elementary schools in the more economically challenged areas around us and worked with administration and teachers to identify students who would benefit most from the supplies.

Since doing this in August, teachers at the schools and church members have continued to donate supplies and money. We're already stocking up for the next round and I expect this to turn into a regular thing. :)

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6 years 9 months ago #1001 by River
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I can kind of knit and crochet. Like, very kind of. But I have a friend who is amazing at both. I've enlisted her to give me lessons. I've already had my first lesson, and my goal is to be able to make hats, blankets, and booties to donate to a program at a local hospital. The donations are given to babies born prematurely.

As someone who has given birth prematurely, I know how overwhelming it can be to be faced with such a huge event before you expected it, and to not be ready. My son received a donation box including some of the above mentioned items, and it was such a relief to have him warm and cute just like all the other infants. I'm excited to be preparing to be able to help provide that relief to other parents.
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6 years 8 months ago #1076 by Serenity
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Next week i have my first client for the Buddy project , i am to be her cycle buddy we have an awesome bike that has been given to the organisation that enables us to go bikeriding with disabled/older people , and i am looking forward to that as much as the person is that i am buddy too :lol:


Tonight i also visited a poverty convention where i got to know a lot of people and made contacts to expand charity causes to be involved in.
The projects that we are trying to get of the ground are :

1. Connect people that are in trouble to people that have been in trouble financially ( experience experts ) so they can be of help to eachother , the more experienced one knows the way around all the agencies and make it less of an official deal as people are ashamed of their debts and this lowers the threshold for them to ask for help

2. Help Mothers to be with limited funds to get them birth packages with diapers and cloths etc

3. Help single parents to build a network and to get to know other single parents so they can rely on eachother.

If things sound odd its probably my english :unsure: please dont hesitate to ask if you dont understand anything haha
Anyway , thats what i am up to ...
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6 years 6 months ago #1192 by Wescli Wardest
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A lot of people consider this to be the season of giving. And it is good to contribute and give to causes. But have you noticed the rushing people at the stores? The ones that seem to have a bad attitude that just make it worst for everyone else rather their shopping or driving down the road...

I make it a point to not only give but to help as well. Take a second getting somthing off the t up shelp, holding open a door, even if it's for the guy bringing goods to stock, and smiling at people. When you get to the checkout, pause and ask the person how their day is going. Basically, treat people like people or even better, treat them like friends. And spread more than wealth or time... Spread compassion, love and good will.

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6 years 6 months ago #1197 by Serenity
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In the Netherlands its tradition to get a box of goodies from your employer around christmastime , a lot of people started collecting them and giving them to the less fortunate. I dont know how that is arranged in the States or in other places? Maybe a good idea?
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6 years 6 months ago #1249 by Wescli Wardest
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We tend to focus more on how we help our fellow man. Which is good and noble... Please don't stop! lol

But, I'd like to share some acts over the last week where my efforts have been towards those creatures that don't always have someone looking out for them. Maybe they're overlooked in the seasons bustle or maybe people don't think writing about how they helped an animal is as good. But I am here to say that charity and good will to all life forms is an honorable act in my book ;)

There is a pregnant, feral, cat that hangs out on my back porch. Probably because that is where we feed it lol So I made it a cat house. Something where she can have her kittens, be warm and safe. I wasn't certain she would take to it at first but as the weather has gotten colder I've seen her sleeping in it several times now. And she seems to like it. :)

Next, I know it's late in the season for it, but built and hung several birdouses in the trees around the house. I'm pretty sure none of them will best in the houses right now but if the weather turns bad enough a few of them will have a place to shelter.

These are no great acts. But I'm sure a few animals might appreciate the effort. And maybe it will give others ideas :)
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