Day 30 of 30Days/30 Ways to GIVE: Make a Difference, Everyday!

We’ve reached the end of our “30 Days/30 Ways to Give” program.  I thank you all for taking part in this inititiave during National Volunteer Month and I hope you each take something away, that you can do in your daily life, from this blog.

Mother Theresa once said, “We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” Consider these words as you silence that little voice that says, “But I’m only one person,” and remember that small actions and decisions can add up to great change. There are thousands of people out there who feel the same way you do, who want to leave our world a better place—with everyday philanthropy, perhaps we can.

Stay tuned…

Day 16 of 30 Days/30 Ways to Give: GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP

Everyone wants to live, work and play in a clean and green community… and it’s up to each of us to make it possible and improve the overall quality of life for all.

Today’s Give Back Action: Join the Great American Cleanup.

From March 1 through May 31, Keep America Beautiful will conduct its annual Great American Cleanup in communities from coast to coast. There will be around 30,000 events taking place in more than 17,000 communities, and if it’s anything like last year, American’s will remove about 100 million pounds of litter from the landscape and waterways, recycle nearly 10.2 million pounds of aluminum and steel, and clean up enough hiking trails to stretch from Key West to Seattle.



Be part of the thousands of volunteers (families, civic and youth groups, businesses) to join or lead cleanup crews to pickup litter during the nation’s largest community improvement effort. (Visit sponsor Keep America Beautiful at kab.org to find events near you.)

It’s fun, practical, meaningful, and easy and anyone can help!


Don’t Forget Our GIVEAWAY!!!

~ This month, Everyday Philanthropist will shine the spotlight on volunteers. Go to our Facebook page to share your personal stories, read firsthand testimonials from current volunteers and be inspired by the “30 Days/30 Ways” tips on how to lend a helping hand.


A prize pack, including signed copies of How to Be an Everyday Philanthropist : 330 Ways to Make a Difference in your Home, Community and World – At no Cost! (Workman, 2009) will be awarded to people doing good across the country.

In addition, you will be featured on Everyday Philanthropist’s blog and may be featured in an upcoming book. Here’s how to enter. Share your personal way of how you like to give back (no matter how grand or slight) at our Facebook Fan Page. Its that easy!


5 Winners will be chosen radomly and contacted after the contest closes on April 30th.


Also: Be sure to follow us on Twitter for more quick tips on giving back

Day 11 of 30 Days/30 Ways to Give: DONATE FLYER MILES FOR SICK KIDS

Many sick children require state-of-the-art medical treatment that is not always available where they live. That’s where you—and your unused frequent-flyer miles—come in.

Today’s Give Back Action: Donate Air Miles!

American Airlines’ Miles for Kids in Need Program (aa.com/milesforkids) allows customers to donate their frequent-flyer miles to send kids to the top hospitals and treatment centers in the country. Most of the other major airlines run similar programs and allow you to donate miles to numerous charities. Get in touch with the customer service department of your preferred airline to find out how you can donate your frequent-flyer miles.GIVEAWAY!!!

 
Don’t Forget Our

~ This month, Everyday Philanthropist will shine the spotlight on volunteers. Go to our Facebook page to share your personal stories, read firsthand testimonials from current volunteers and be inspired by the “30 Days/30 Ways” tips on how to lend a helping hand.



A prize pack, including signed copies of How to Be an Everyday Philanthropist : 330 Ways to Make a Difference in your Home, Community and World – At no Cost! (Workman, 2009) will be awarded to people doing good across the country.

In addition, you will be featured on Everyday Philanthropist’s blog and may be featured in an upcoming book. Here’s how to enter. Share your personal way of how you like to give back (no matter how grand or slight) at our Facebook Fan Page. Its that easy!


5 Winners will be chosen radomly and contacted after the contest closes on April 30th.


Also: Be sure to follow us on Twitter for more quick tips on giving back

Become a Part of Something Great – Be a Mentor

Here’s a simple way you can provide children with a better future:
Contact a local chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (bbbs.org) or Boys & Girls Clubs of America (bgca.org) to learn how you can get involved.

It is the perfect time to discover your local Boys & Girls Club and its role in the community. From homework help, open houses and parades to picnics, performances and fundraisers, there are many opportunities to learn how you can make a difference in the life of a child.

Visit your local Club and learn how we are helping young people BE GREAT!

Watch:  Ashanti shares why she supports Boys & Girls Clubs

Friday Follow on Everyday Philanthropist Blog!

Welcome all Friday Followers! This is such a great blog hopping event.  Thank you to all my Everyday Philanthropist Blog followers and WELCOME to my new followers!

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Celebrate International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day (IWD) is marked on the 8th of March every year. It is a major day of global celebration of women. And today, people around the world, are commemorating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, with a theme of “Equal rights, equal opportunity: Progress for all.”

In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements.
Hundreds of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the achievements of women. 

I encourage all women (and men, girls and boys) to celebrate and promote International Women’s Day. Join or organize your own IWD/IWW event in your community, organization, workplace or school.
Any one of these organizations would be happy to have your support:

CARE
Fistula Foundation
Half the Sky Movement
• MADRE

Or you could try lending a $25 micro-loan to a female entrepreneur in a developing country through an organization like Kiva.org to help alleviate the cycle of poverty.

You can even send International Women’s Day eCards from Care2.com right from your computer. Care2.com allows you to send free eCards to your girlfriends on International Women’s Day, which generate donations to great organizations!

There are so many great ways to get involved in IWD.  I believe that equal rights for women should be celebrated every day! Let’s celebrate all women and highlight the need for continued vigilance and action.

Welcome Friday Followers!

Welcome to everyone from Follow Friday! This is such a fun event to be part of. If this is your first time to my blog, I hope you enjoy it and find some great goodwill ideas. Please check out my blog, hit the follow button and leave me a comment – and I will return the favor. Happy Friday Follow!

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