Take the #CHIberiaChallenge and help the homeless!
There are 21,000 homeless people in Chicago and we can do some good for them in this time of below zero temperatures. Consider taking the #CHIberiaChallenge, it’s real simple. Instead of ordering delivery or dining out tomorrow, donate $10, $15, $20 to Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and then make a meal out of the random items in your fridge and cupboard and then Instagram a photo with #CHIberiaChallenge! Simple, right?
This idea is inspired by the awesome Sarah Frier.
For more information about Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, visit: http://www.chicagohomeless.org/
Join the team and donate here: http://www.crowdrise.com/CHIberiaChallenge/
Thank you for the mention, Tumblr staff:
Tumblr Tuesday: GIVING TUESDAY Edition
Launched by New York’s 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, #GIVINGTUESDAY calls for corporations and individuals to give back during the holidays. Raise awareness by taking an Unselfie.
Start Some Good
And if you don’t want to start some, contribute to others. This guy wants to create a better public library after books saved his life. This group is raising funds for an ambulance that’ll pick up Ugandan women in labor.
365 days, 365 charities. Carlo decided to take #GIVINGTUESDAY to another level in his decision to #giveeverday.
Some of us grew up with a daily Flintstone. Some of us need a little more help. Highly rated by Charity Navigator, this non-profit provides vitamins and minerals to those who need it most: our children. Follow to see pictures of the lives they’re enriching.
Photo by Vitamin Angels
The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.
In 2011, I built a school (my second) in Chiapas, Mexico with Foundation Escalera, In July of this year, the school celebrated its first graduating class. I could not be more proud of the work we did. It’s true. You can make a difference! It only takes some heart, sweat, and determination. Be The Change.
December Featured Charity: Foundation Escalera
Congrats to Team Living Philanthropic for raising $610 with mustaches for Movember!
Now for December’s Featured Charity, one of my personal favorites, Foundation Escalera!
I’ve been a big fan of an organization called Foundation Escalera, one of their programs involves expeditions to the neediest villages in Mexico to build schools as a way to combat poverty through access to education. For the past 2 years, I have volunteered my time during the holidays to go to Chiapas, Mexico to build a school for some kids in need.
This year, I may not be able to attend, but I still want to send my support. If you want to help us build another school this year, please consider a contribution to Foundation Escalera.
Foundation Escalera is a leader in providing educational infrastructure to indigenous villages in Mexico. www.foundationescalera.org
Take the Living Philanthropic Challenge:
Match my give of $31 ($1 a day for 31 days)
Give once. Give Everyday.
Thank you for being a living philanthropist!
Other ways your contributions can help!
$10 Student school kit (part of the ‘Incentives to Learn’ program)
$25 Back pack (for ‘Incentives to Learn’ program)
$75 Buys a bike for a student to commute to school
$100 Classroom school kits (for ‘Incentives to Learn’ program)
$250 Elementary school scholarship $500 Technical training scholarship
$850 High school tuition, room and board
$10,000 Build one junior high school classroom
Want to be a guest blogger on Living Philanthropic?
Join the team and donate to Foundation Escalera at http://www.crowdrise.com/LP-DEC & submit your blog post about why you made a contribution here: http://bit.ly/lp-blogger
Living Philanthropic was founded in April 2010 as one man’s mission to give to charity everyday for a year. This mission is built on a belief that you don’t have to be rich in dollars to make a difference; you only need to be rich in spirit. After completing his 365 day mission, the spirit of giving everyday carries on through his friends and in his mission to continue his micro-philanthropy for a second year. For more information, please visit: www.livingphilanthropic.com
Featured Charity: Movember
If you haven’t noticed yet, the featured charity for November is MOVEMBER. What is Movember?
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.
The Movember Effect: Awareness & Education, Survivorship, Research
The funds raised in the US support prostate cancer and testicular cancer initiatives. The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and our men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG Foundation. Together, the three channels work together to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in line with our strategic goals in the areas of awareness and education, survivorship and research.
For more information on the programs we are funding please visit the following:
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Awareness & Education
Global Action Plan
Take the Living Philanthropic Challenge Options:
Pledge $1 a day for the month of MOVEMBER ($31)
Join the Living Philanthropic Movember team: http://us.movember.com/team/447653
Take up a cause and give a tweet!
Give once. Give Everyday.
Thank you for being a living philanthropist!
Living Philanthropic was founded in April 2010 as one man’s mission to give to charity everyday for a year. This mission is built on a belief that you don’t have to be rich in dollars to make a difference; you only need to be rich in spirit. After completing his 365 day mission, the spirit of giving everyday carries on through his friends and in his mission to continue his micro-philanthropy for a third year. For more information, please visit:www.livingphilanthropic.com
World Suicide Prevention Day
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, and during September 9 – 15, TWLOHA is participating in National Suicide Prevention Week. We asked you to join us by answering some key questions in our NSPW survey. These are questions we believe can guide the conversation about suicide and depression—not only this week, but year-round. For each day of NSPW, we’ll be sharing a new question and some of the responses we’ve received.
Global suicide rates have increased by 60 percent in the last 45 years—but those numbers can change. So, tell us…
WHY IS SUICIDE PREVENTION IMPORTANT TO YOU?
“It’s important to me for many reasons; because I believe every life matters, because I have empathy for anyone who feels suicide is the only solution, and because I believe in futures.”
“Suicide prevention is important to me because as a college student, I know that my fellow students are greatly at risk for depression and thoughts of suicide. I would be devastated to lose a single person.”
“My daughter died by suicide, and I would like to help save other families from this heartbreak.” – Elaine, 61
“It’s not only about preventing suicide, but also helping with depression and self-harm. The best way to prevent suicide is to treat the things that cause it.”
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Give Blood, Save a Life
The Blood Supply is at its lowest level in 15 Years and summer is a slow time for blood donations, which makes it important to give blood and potential save a life.
Here are some upcoming Blood Drives in the Chicago-land Area.
August 08, 2012 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 10, 20121:30 PM - 6:30 PM
August 13, 2012 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
August 14, 2012 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 15, 2012 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 15, 2012 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
If you are unable to donate blood, please consider pledging $1 a day for the month of August to the Chicago Red Cross. http://www.crowdrise.com/lp-redcross