*Hey guys, I wrote this blog in December of last 년 and I mentioned some charities that I truly enjoy, the last one is Misha's charity, 랜덤 Acts. If 당신 want to read about all the charities feel free, if you'd rather skip straight to RA, that's totally fine too. Just wanted to share this with you. Enjoy* Make the World a Better Place. Take a Look at Yourself and MAKE THE CHANGE
As I sit here perusing some of my old posts, I am astonished at lack of depth that encompasses most of them. They are merely the incessant ramblings of a young girl that have no true value. There isn't much meat there, much worth 읽기 if I'm honest. It's not that I don't enjoy what I've written, in fact quite the opposite is true, but sometimes I get too wrapped up in my own 글쓰기 to bother remembering that I'm not the only one 읽기 it. That I have, in some small (and 의해 that I mean very small since I'm pretty sure only like 3 people read this blog on a regular basis and I'm one of them) way, a chance to touch someones life. And tonight, 또는 this morning rather, I feel like 글쓰기 something that people read and something washes over them. This innate need to help, to affect change. So the subject of this blog is charity, and I sincerely hope it hits close to home.
In this blog I will focus on three charities that I find particularly compelling (I'll put the link to each website at the end of each paragraph). I'm not asking 당신 to help these charities/organizations exclusively, in fact, please do your own research and figure out which 당신 find most deserving. I'm just offering 당신 a glimpse at a few that have found a way to touch my heart. They are Sophia's 심장 Foundation, IS Foundation, and 랜덤 Acts. Each of them focusing on different aspects of the same problem. The human condition. I hope 당신 find it in your 심장 to read through this entire blog, and then go out and be moved 의해 something. Make a difference. Sophia's 심장 Foundation Mission Statement: "We exist to help mend and heal the hearts of children and families who have been touched 의해 poverty, sickness, disease, broken families and broken dreams."
I was introduced to this charity, as much of the world was, through it's founder Danny Gokey. To make a long story short, he (along with a few others) founded this charity in honor of his late wife, Sophia Gokey, in order to not let her dream of touching the lives of children and making the world a better place go unfulfilled. I feel compelled 의해 this organization because it strives to touch the lives of children and families who society and circumstance have made outcasts. It provides healthy and 안전한, 안전 alternatives to being on the streets for kids who would have otherwise had nowhere to go. Just a few short months 이전 it helped the victims of the Nashville flood, and it's ever growing and expanding. This charity was formed in 2008 and in the short two years since its inception has already touched so many lives. It constantly amazes me the capacity for hope and 사랑 that people have in their hearts for helping others. I've given quite a lot to this charity in the past 년 alone, and am currently raising money for it's $1 Million Campaign. But no matter where I go 또는 what I do in life, I know that this is something that will remain close to my heart. Something I will continue to follow and care about 일 after day, 년 after year. And the fact that this organization has made such a lasting impact on me just furthers my belief that it only truly takes one person to change the world. Please take a moment of your 일 and check it out: link IS Foundation (Ian Somerhalder Foundation) Mission Statement:
"The IS FOUNDATION aims to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures."
This is a brand new foundation, founded 의해 actor Ian Somerhalder. It's three main focuses are the habitat, energy, and animals. I felt attracted to this charity because of its purpose. I'll be the first to admit though I was in the Environmental Club in high school and find the lengths to which humans will go to destroy the one thing that cannot be replaced (the planet) unfathomable, I sometimes leave a light on when it serves no true purpose, 또는 walk past an idle hairdryer that remains plugged in. Still, after the events of this past 년 and the oil spill that wrecked havoc on so many families and creatures of this Earth I felt compelled (no pun intended) to act and this provided the perfect outlet for that. I am a Florida girl, born and raised, and to see what the greed and recklessness of humanity can do to something I hold so dear (the coast and its inhabitants) was excruciating. I still refuse to stop 의해 BP, even if my gas tank is dangerously low. But enough rambling, this organization is important because it focuses on three things that I believe have a tendency to get overlooked. Our habitat (the places in which we dwell), energy sources that can be renewed, and animals. 더 많이 often than not I find that 동물 get dealt the short end of the straw when it comes to organizations willing to help them. Even the pound, which is supposed to help animals, puts them to sleep after a while if nobody claims them as their own. I have had small creatures roaming my house since before I can even remember. I learned to walk 의해 holding onto a 고양이 tail (still sorry about that, Jackson :/) so for me an act of cruelty 또는 neglect toward 동물 is a personal attack. I believe 동물 are these beautiful creatures sent 의해 God to remind us of the beauty in everyday life that it seems all to simple to ignore. So if any of these things have stirred something within you, please follow this link: link Random Acts Mission Statement: "Simply to conquer the world one 랜덤 act of kindness at a time."
This organization started off as a challenge from Misha Collins on twitter in December of 2009, as a way to get government stimulus money to fund non-profit work and has since morphed into something so much more. Since its inception it has transformed into its own successful non-profit organization that aims on world domination through 랜덤 acts of kindness. In fact for the “Run, Misha, Run” campaign, Misha Collins ran 83 km (52 miles) to raise almost $85,000 for 랜덤 Acts, three Haitian orphanages, and flood relief efforts in Pakistan. This organization is so fascinating to me, personally, because it is so different. It doesn't make any grand claims (okay, besides the world domination part) about helping out the masses. It simply wishes to help people through ONE 랜덤 act of kindness at a time. For example they gave 꽃 to 랜덤 people in France and England just to bring a smile to their face, handed out toys to children in a neighborhood in Mexico, and bought a young boy whose father had just 로스트 his job a pair of desperately needed new shoes. It would be easy to look past these things, to classify them as small and insignificant in the grand scheme of life on Earth, but it is my firm belief that this organization can have a profound purpose. After all it only takes one act of kindness to spawn another, and another, and before 당신 know you, you've changed the whole world...how? ONE 랜덤 ACT OF KINDNESS AT A TIME! If doing a simple act of kindness appeals to you, I deeply encourage 당신 to wander on over to the link I'm about to give 당신 (Ohhh and about Misha's minions, they're nice, I promise we...I mean they don't bite): link
Well, that's it folks. And I'm entirely too exhausted to have some great words of wisdom as I depart. I just hope that 읽기 a little bit about these charities spurned something inside of you, that little voice that urges 당신 to make a change, to try a 랜덤 act of kindness in your own neck of the woods, wherever that may be. Because it really does only take ONE person whose willing to stand up and make the world a better place to cause a ripple effect of change throughout the world.