Have you volunteered any time to a charitable cause in 2012?
Team in Training!
Does working for a non profit count?
Yes with my church
Some people think they are too busy. I guarantee, volunteering is the best way you'll find to spend time. Even if you give financially, which is awesome, your time is worth even more.
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. I was on the Youth Crew in Boston. Woot!
A food bank, an elder home, a recovery center, and my religious school. I get to teach Hebrew to 5th and 3rd graders!
Well he has austism so I helped because he didn't have any siblings. We freezed big pots and bowls with water and left it outside overnight to freeze and made it the day after. I dont have a brother but he felt like one to me. I wouldn't really say it was volunteer work but it gave me a good feeling
I just donate. Charities usually have more than enough labor, what they need is capital.
I volunteered but I paid to do the work.
My husband and I both have leadership positions in our church and we have a completely lay ministry and clergy. I work with our youth group and he keeps all the records strait. We probably spend 8-10 hours a week doing that and love it!
Not my time but I have donated resources.
I make ethnic food every week that is sold to raise money for our local food bank. And I co chair an auction that raises money to pay for scholarships so that anyone can afford a private school education.
Volunteer Fire Department
Habitat for Humanity!
Does community service count?!?!? Cause it's still no, but I will have to volunteer before April!
DOWN WITH BREEDERS! Too many homeless pets need your love!!!
I agree. Every time I think about volunteering at an animal shelter, I just know I'll end up with pets that aren't right for me or my family cause I hate to think about any of them put down. However, every time I've gotten a pet, it has always been from a shelter!
RELAY FOR LIFE!!!
I spent 2 hours at a tae kwon do board break-a-thon to raise awareness for a disease called cvs (child vomiting syndrome ) and anyone who reads this comment should Google it to learn more about it .
It seems like I have a new project to help out with every week! I'm in multiple community service clubs at school. Easier than always having to find stuff on my own. :) I started a teddy bear drive in March and I can't wait to do it again next year! :)
Habitat for Humanity, MS150, Ronald McDonald House, Periwinkle Foundation and March of Dimes were a few I helped with this year. Next year I plan the same with more time to MS and Periwinkle. All are through work and so rewarding! It gives balance to the days behind my desk.
I know, who. Heck, my entire life used to be essentially volunteering (long time ago). Here, there isn't any place within easy walking distance & I don't drive. There are plenty of opportunities in this town, though. I just need to get off my rear and on a bus.
In my book, it does. You're literally giving part of yourself.
That's really cool, Ray.
Absolutely, who. I usually address the person to whom I'm replying by username if they're NOT the person who wrote the original comment, but I don't if I'm addressing the original person. I guess I'll start addressing *everyone* by username to prevent any confusion. Sorry about that!
For anybody looking for a cause, here are two that some of our friends are involved with. Make a Wish grants wishes for sick children. MedWish distributes recycled medical supplies to poor countries. Both are very good causes.
Whoops. That should be "puede hablar". Lol
We couldn't go for 3 mo because of gang murders. Took our stuff for them to the Tex border. Last mo. It as deemed safe for us. We has a safe, happy time.
I wanted to, but I'm to young. : /
1st Sat of each month, I go to a birthday party...at 2 orphanages in
Piedras Negras, Mexico with food and gifts. The children LOVE me because I am the only gringa que puede habrá con ellas. :) I love them just as much.
My wife and I spend Christmas Day escorting Santa through a hospital where she volunteers full time. It's fun and rewarding.
Spent two weeks volunteering with All Out Africa down in Cape Town teaching sex ed to middle schoolers. One of the most rewarding experiences.
Time is money.
If you can find a cause that you really care about, you will be rewarded, just as much as the recipients. There are so many good causes listed here. See if one or more of them interests you.
Susan, I hope you meant that comment for Eddie, not for me?
MPL09, where in Ohio are you?
Does donating blood count as charitable?
Oh wait... I did take care of the elderly disabled mother of friends of my daughter for 8 days this year. Full-time care while they were in vacation. Does that count? Maybe sorta. (But I did drink their beer while I was there, at their insistence.) I refused the money they tried to give me.
I have not. And I feel pretty guilty about it -- partly because I'm not working so my time is my own; partly because since I don't have an income I've donated less to charity than usual (mostly food this year). I've promised myself I'll find some place to volunteer this year.
As a former cancer researcher and also former cancer patient, I personally thank you for doing that.
Habitat for Humanity!
I am also a puppy raiser for Guide Dogs. It is 100% volunteer.
He seems to really touch the young people's hearts. There is nothing like meeting an actual person who has lived through something that bad and yet has inspiring words of encouragement and hope.
How does that work? Sounds interesting!
Wow, Max is a great example of forgiveness and perseverance. Thanks for sharing that with us.
At a fundraiser for cancer research.
So many worthwhile causes! This helps to restore my faith in the human race. It's nice when we can stop arguing for one poll question and share this good stuff. Yes, this really makes me smile.
I always donate to the Ronald McDonald house I was a sick kid they helped my parents so much with a place to stay throughout my long stays in the hospital and games and toys for me. I love that place.
My friend has CF so we are always having fund raisers throughout the year.
Now, Max Edelman is 90 years old. He lives alone, getting around with the help of a faithful guide dog.
That's the short version of the story. I highly recommend that you google it, for more info. Just skip over the revisionist links that will come up in search results.
He is one of our speakers.