We have the best donors, supporters, and sponsors. Thank you all for making Parker Secret Closet an amazing place for local teens to find gently used and new prom dresses and tuxedos for NO COST. We recycle your formal wear. We do not charge anything for our teen and tween customers. Prom, homecoming, Night to Shine, drag shows, Sadie’s, banquets, pageants and more.
The new year has traditionally marked a date where resolutions are proclaimed, giving us cause for new beginnings and new commitments. We're committed to you! 🎉🎉🎉 hellofund.com
This org 💥ROCKED💥 it with a Lights Flashback Friday. We'd go to that... @staustineagles
Nonprofits that offer microvolunteering opportunities will likely see an increase in volunteer numbers, ..." DAP has had great success with #microvolunteering
! There are still opportunities available to speak at a panel, be a mentor, spread the word, and complete surveys make the program better!
A guide to Microvolunteering - zuhause gammeln und die Welt weiter bringen
Ihr kennt doch sicher auch dieses Gefühl. Man sitzt im Zug oder wartet beim Arzt und irgendwie juckt es einen in den Fingern, die Zeit sinnvoll zu nutzen. Oder man weiß nicht, wie man den verregneten Abend nutzen soll. Bingo!! Denn genau dafür gibt es im heutigen Post die Lösung.
Obwohl eine tolle Idee, ist es in Deutschland weniger bekannt als beispielsweise im UK. Das Prinzip ist ganz einfach. Meist gemeinnützige Organisationen oder Wissenschaftlicher stellen ihre Projekte vor, die ihr schon mit einem Aufwand von 5 Minuten unterstützen könnt. Und das ganz ohne Vorkenntnisse. Dabei gibt es unglaublich viele Möglichkeiten, wovon ich euch in den nächsten Wochen immer mal wieder ein Projekt vorstellen möchte.
Heute geht es um zooniverse.org, die wohl bekannteste Plattform.
Ihr wolltet schon immer mal wie Einstein sein? Analysiert Gravitationswellen. Oder steht euch Shakespeare näher? Dann helft lieber dabei alte Literatur auszuwerten. Harvard ist euer Traum, aber die Realität sieht anders aus? Unterstützt doch dort das Arboretum.
Das Tolle dabei ist: Zu jedem Projekt gibt es spannende Hintergrundinformationen, sodass man nicht nur Gutes tut, sondern auch selbst etwas lernt.
Also, mixt euer Lieblingsgetränk, schmeißt euch in die Jogginghose und los geht's. Dann hat dieses nasskalte Wetter wenigstens einen Sinn :) #microvolunteering
In 2018, we held 11 sessions of #CraftforGood
- The Cathay. Volunteers mainly crafted birthday cards, party hats and drew colouring sheets. The crafts produced were given to various communities such as residents from 2 welfare homes, patients at Ren Ci hospital, families under AWWA transitional shelter and other organizations when needed.
was started for a few reasons. Through the sessions, we wanted to raise awareness of the less visible communities and hoped that volunteers would come to our other micro-volunteering activities to interact with the recipients of their craft work. Another main reason was to show that there are different forms of volunteering to bring joy to other people and perhaps even spark off ideas for the volunteers' private projects. Sometimes direct volunteering might not be possible for some volunteers due to various health or personal reasons, and we hoped that our sessions could still provide a platform for them to do good in their daily lives.
Did you participate in our #CraftforGood
sessions this year? We hope to continue to see all of you in 2019! Sign up at www.meetup.com/Be-Kind-SG. #BeKindSG
The capital recorded this season's lowest temperature at 3.6 degrees Celsius. However, there are many who are not that fortunate to have woolen garments and heaters to keep themselves warm in these difficult times.
It's the homeless of Delhi who fight a lonely battle to survive the harsh weather conditions, every winter. Every year, several poor and homeless in Delhi die during winters. Do we care enough? Or is it too routine a phenomenon for the "privileged" to think about?
For most of us, the idea of winter means cuddling under the blanket for warmth, lying in our comfort zone and sipping coffee sitting beside the fire. But for those on the streets, with every drop in the temperatures it’s a fight for survival.
There is no better gift than providing warm clothing to the needy during winter season. Lakhs of homeless experience bitterness of winter and are at a great risk of suffering from severe illnesses.
The rise in air pollution levels and the early onset of winter this year have made them vulnerable, but at the same time it has given us an opportunity to serve humanity by donating blankets and warm clothes to the needy.
This winter, become a part of our mission. There cannot be a bigger satisfaction than saving someone's life .
Try to donate more old warm clothes and blankets to needy one .
#winter #delhi #helpneedy #SocialGood #philanthropy #dogood #activism #volunteer #donate #change #louisefoundation #nonprofit
#microvolunteering #volmgmt #volunteer #volunteers #volunteering #voluntweet
Day 18: New this year Micro-volunteering allows even the most timetabled students a chance to volunteer. All you need is a couple of minutes and you can make a huge difference in someones life. Micro volunteering has worked with a number of partners, including Post Pals - Making Seriously Ill Children Smile. Why not pop along next time they are about! #plymouth #volunteering #volunteers #plymouthuniversity #upsu
This afternoon, the CVTC staff had our annual gift exchange and holiday potluck. This year's celebration was especially festive because in the middle of opening up our gifts to each other, we got a shipment of presents for our clients sent by generous supporters like YOU! Those presents were purchased off the wish list linked in our bio, which includes everything from toys for kids in foster care to professional attire for clients who can't afford it to replacement underwear for sexual assault survivors in the hospital whose clothes are collected as part of their exams. This wish list is a simple, beautiful way to make someone happier. Please do click on the link and check it out.
These laptops are going to create Technology Labs in the in Tangneduk & Mobjap Lower Primary Schools, in Homa Bay & Kibera Kenya.
Thanks to the help of the Walt Whitman Microsoft store, our computer lab will allow the children to expand their educational horizon and see what is happening in the rest of the world, outside of their normal environment, creating a better chance of prosperity. #boom #bestpartners #nike #microsoft #microvolunteering
throughout which we will feature JCI projects and initiatives that create impact in our communities!
story comes from @jci_cambridge
! Their micro-volunteering program provided young people with micro volunteering projects, tasks and opportunities that allow for flexibility, adaptability, whilst still developing skills and creating positive change in the community. Allowing for a variety of involvement opportunities, especially to potential members resulted in increased membership and member engagement for JCI Cambridge.
#jcicambridge #jci #bebetter #microvolunteering #activecitizens
Christmas Boulevard is tonight from 4pm-9pm at @evfreefullerton
and we can’t wait to see you there!
We will have tons of items for you and your loved ones with suggested donation prices (swipe to the next photo) 🎄🎁
See you there 🎅
I'm so lucky to work @cvtcnyc
, a program that offers free therapy, crisis counseling, legal advocacy, and more to survivors of violence. (Look how cute our staff is in our CVTC tees!) This holiday season, we've created a wish list where anyone can buy gifts for our clients in need. The list – linked in my bio – includes everything from toys for kids in foster care to professional attire for clients who can't afford it to replacement underwear for sexual assault survivors in the hospital whose clothes are collected as part of their exams. This is such an easy, beautiful way to make someone happier. Please do click on the link and check it out.
We’ll be at Christmas Boulevard this week from Thursday - Sunday with new Holiday gifts for you and your family. 🎁🎄 Suggested donation prices will be available later this week and at the event 🎅🏽 All items are made by program participants and volunteers at OC UNITED 🧡 #ChristmasBoulevard #EvFreeFullerton @evfreefullerton
Once a month we feature an amazing nonprofit in Grand Junction. This month's feature is Grand Valley Catholic Outreach's soup kitchen! Check out the blog to learn more about this AMAZING organization and how you can serve them this holiday season.
#coloradononprofit #coloradogivesday #westernslopecolorado
It’s over: #GivingTuesday
2018 is in the books!!! 🧡
With your help and the support of SO MANY DONORS, we raised $18,419 on Giving Tuesday!* thank you for giving your time and sharing on social media. This has seriously been one of the most successful Giving Tuesday’s for us EVER (if not the MOST)! Thank you!!!🙏
***We will share a final number update once we have received Facebook matched Giving numbers and other donations up until midnight of Nov 27, 2018 😎📲
💙 GIVING TUESDAY is just 4️⃣ hours away 💙
Rhonda, a survivor of domestic abuse, will be sharing her story with you all at midnight to kick off our #HealingHearts
End of Year Campaign. The video will be available at midnight.
This video contains sensitive content so please be mindful when showing to younger audiences. The video will be on our website at www.ocunited.org/HEALING-HEARTS 📲
Link in bio ☺️
Go to Amazon to read our book, #GiveInspiration
: How to Give Effectively, for free today! Also-to express our gratitude to our Givologists, we'll be sending complimentary gifts (T-shirts, 100% recycled leather wallets) to everyone that donates over $20 on our site.
Have a wild #BlackFriday
? We hope it was spent with loved ones 🙌
Don’t forget us this #GivingTuesday
! We will be raising money to kick off our HEALING HEARTS End of Year Campaign 🧡 Your generosity will go to providing restorative support groups for women who have survived domestic abuse in Orange County. On Tuesday, we will be sharing Rhonda’s story. Rhonda came into our support groups angry and looking for her view of justice but has healed and gained joy in her life. Now she’s one of the support group leaders!
Will you step into the gap with us this Tuesday? Go to ocunited.org to learn more 💛
: Social protection programs have been increasingly prioritizing education.
Global education isn’t perfect. But a lot of institutions and countries have been increasingly prioritizing education. Social protection programs, in particular, have been increasingly targeting education-based initiatives.
But first off, some clarification: a social protection program is any policy a country uses to help its citizens reduce chronic poverty or vulnerability. This usually consists of social assistance, like social and cash transfers-which are sums of money provided directly by the federal government to the people.
This seems like a pretty generic term. But in more and more countries, social programs have been seeking to specifically tackle education-related objectives.
In South Africa, for example, the child support grant, originally established in 1998, only helped children of 7 years or under. During following years, however, the grant was then extended to support children up to 18 years- precisely when a student would be graduating high school. What this essentially implies is that the government was specifically trying to provide money for kids who would be attending school. It was an attempt to cover the costs, or at least ease the burden, of attending school, and other educational fees.
In addition, school-feeding programs have recently been implemented by many social protection programs. In Haiti, such a school feeding program fed about 45,000 children; this helped boost the students’ ability to concentrate during class, and even improved their attendance.
: in developed countries, school prepares you from work. In developing countries, work keeps you from school.
When I say “child labor”, you might picture the Industrial Revolution, with children coughing up coal dust. But child labor actually extends beyond the eighteenth century; in 2012, the International Labor Organization estimated the number of child laborers to be at about 168 million worldwide.
The term “child labourers” refers to the children of ages 5-17 performing labor. And the age of 5-17 coincides perfectly with the age at which children should be busy being students.
While it’s not impossible to juggle work and school, doing so typically drags down a student’s performance. Don’t get me wrong- “work” in this case doesn’t mean a well-paying profression or a job that an individual would typically aim to secure. Rather, these children engage in simple, physical, and often hazardous labor, typically in the areas of agriculture, manufacturing and industry. Much of this work often then goes on to support the world’s largest commodities, like gold and tobacco.
The results are pretty negative. A study comparing the grade progression of children in different countries showed that those who attended school and worked lagged behind their non-working peers.
Most working students are often encouraged or forced to take up jobs to support their families, cover living expenses, or even pay the very fees for their tuition.
Some of the children that don’t work don’t want to- the International Labor Organization has also estimated that one out of every five children in Africa is employed against their will in quarries, farms, and mines.
: A single country could put all of the world's adolescents into school!
A report has estimated that it would take right around 39 billion USD to fill the funding gap, and place all adolescents into secondary school every year. This money would go toward a variety of things, like replacing infrastructure and improving sanitation, as well as increasing a family’s ability to pay by removing fees and providing scholarships. 39 billion USD sounds like a lot of money, and it is. But the thing is, a lot of countries have the ability to cough up 39 billion.
The United States, for example, spent 598.5 billion dollars in 2015 on the military alone. To put that into perspective, those 39 billion dollars for secondary education would be just 6.5% of a single country’s military expenses.
: Education decreases crime!
Unfortunately, youth who do not go to school are up to nine times more likely to be recruited by rebel groups. In other words, going without an education means one is more likely to engage in violent occurrences as an adult. This is a lose-lose situation; those who are uneducated not only lose out individually, but can also be exposed to and perpetuate a larger negative cycle.
This trend applies in all sorts of countries, not just areas traditionally known to have higher rates of crime or terrorism. A study has shown that there would have been nearly 100,000 fewer crimes in the U. S had the high school graduation rate been higher in 1990.
It isn't just students who lose out when they don't get their education. It's their societies, too.
To start off Day 2 of our campaign, we'll be releasing facts on the hour about the status of global education! So with no further ado, here are the details for Fact #1
Research has shown that the current level of education in the developing world is equal to the level of education used by developed worlds in the twentieth century.
In other words, the gap is pretty big. And since education tends to benefit countries by decreasing poverty, developing nations have less of a chance at increasing their GDP... Which makes it harder for developing countries to supply money to hire teachers, support classroom infrastructure, and provide all the funds needed for education. It's a vicious cycle.
Luckily, education has become more recognized in recent generations. International organizations also allow you to help the cause for education in lagging countries!