Why should you do it?
Lots of people in our society—such as working-poor parents or the caretakers of ill or infirm people—work extremely hard for very little money and very little external reward. They are so busy looking out for others that they often don’t get a chance to take care of themselves. (And they often don’t have anyone looking out for them, either.) A special event such as a party, a cookout, or a visit to the movies or a park can be a huge deal.
As I always say, no matter who you are, and no matter what you do, there is some way that you can help somebody else. (And, if I corner you, I’ll add that that is true whether you’re old or young, rich or poor, able-bodied or not, busy or bored, and no matter where you live.)(Fact is, no matter what excuse you throw at me, I can suggest some way you can help. Come to think of it, it’s kind of annoying. But it works.)
Anyway, here are some ideas for making the world a better place.
By the way — if you have some idea to add, let me know. I’d love to post them!
Why should you do it?
So, I was going to visit a clinic in Los Angeles. The clinic housed a wonderful group called Real Medicine. Real Medicine (www.realmedicine.org ) is a great group that “provides humanitarian support to people living in disaster and poverty stricken areas, focusing on the person as a whole by providing medical/physical, emotional, economic, and social support.” They’re a wonderful organization. We’d worked with them before, renting a new space that could be used for enrichment classes and yoga, as a resource for providing essential items like clothes, and, best of all, providing a nice place for folks in the neighborhood to get together.Read the rest of this entry »
The idea behind Big Sunday is that everyone has some way that they can help somebody else. Big Sunday started as a community service day, but we have evolved into a weekend-long community building event. Last spring on Big Sunday Weekend, more than 50,000 people of all ages and all backgrounds worked together at more than [...]Read the rest of this entry »
Look, Big Sunday is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. There is never any charge to anyone to participate. Yep, totally free. We rely totally on tax-deductible donations. This year, we have a special initiative going called $200K in 2010. The idea is that 100 people or businesses give us $1000 each. And 1000 people or businesses [...]Read the rest of this entry »