No matter how you chose to do it, everyone can give back in some way shape or form. You can give of your time, your talents, or through financial gifts. Not only can you change the life of someone who needs it, but you can have a fantastic time doing it.
Henry David Thoreau said, “One is not born into the world to do everything, but to do something.”
Volunteer. Give back. Donate.
Check out the Living in Limbo entry to learn more about this amazing organization based out of Pittsburgh to rescue Haitian orphans like the ones brought to the ‘burgh after the tragic earthquake that hit in early 2010.
This organization is part of a grass roots movement to better education conditions and defer education costs for children in India. Sheena Matheiken wore the same dress everyday for one year and accepted donations on behalf of these children in India. Sheena, who grew up in India was inspired by the school uniforms wore in the schools and the ways the children made them unique with scarves, belts, jewelry, and hairstyles. To read more about Sheena and The Uniform Project, check out the blog post I have nothing to wear!
So far, Sheena and The Uniform Project have raised over $94,000. If you would like to donate, or learn how to help, visit:
Invisible children is a grassroots movement that has swept the nation’s young people since 2004. The movement started in the spring of 2003 when three filmmakers traveled to Africa in hopes of finding a story. The documentary they created tells the horrifying true story of the longest running war in Africa and the child soldiers being abducted and trained to kill. Rebel armies, known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), have been abducting children and using them as troops while they wage war against the Ugandan government. This originally caused the children walk miles nightly to avoid these troops. It is estimated that 90% of the LRA is abducted children.
Visit the Invisible Children website to find ways to donate to this organization that calls Americans into action to raise money to rebuild war-torn schools in northern Uganda and provide scholarships to African youth.