Results for - Do You Make A Difference?

2,416 voters participated in this survey
Personally, I believe I make a difference in my community. I learned a few Armenian words so that I can greet neighbors on the street and learned the word for ramp, in Armenian, so that I can ask if a bus passenger if they require the ramp to exit the bus. I donate $20 every month to Law Enforcement charities, and try to give compliments to others and hold the door open when I can because it's free. So, the holiday season approaches, rates of depression, stress, anxiety, and suicide go up. More than ever it's important to give back, not only to the universe, but for yourself, because at the end of the day it's great to know that you made a difference, no matter how large or big; every little bit helps. Do you believe that you make a difference, either now or in the past, or have something in mind for the future

1. Personally, I believe I make a difference in my community. I learned a few Armenian words so that I can greet neighbors on the street and learned the word for ramp, in Armenian, so that I can ask if a bus passenger if they require the ramp to exit the bus. I donate $20 every month to Law Enforcement charities, and try to give compliments to others and hold the door open when I can because it's free. So, the holiday season approaches, rates of depression, stress, anxiety, and suicide go up. More than ever it's important to give back, not only to the universe, but for yourself, because at the end of the day it's great to know that you made a difference, no matter how large or big; every little bit helps. Do you believe that you make a difference, either now or in the past, or have something in mind for the future

Now
45%
1,035 votes
In the past
40%
916 votes
Am going to do something in the future
24%
544 votes
No, I do not believe that I have ever made a difference
26%
588 votes
One thing I offer people, is to write their resume or update it. I offer to do it for free, as well as any work that might be needed in the area of genealogy. Don't be discouraged there are lots of things to do for free that might totally make someone's day. From this list, choose the free things that might be feasible for you to do (either anytime or just for the holidays):

2. One thing I offer people, is to write their resume or update it. I offer to do it for free, as well as any work that might be needed in the area of genealogy. Don't be discouraged there are lots of things to do for free that might totally make someone's day. From this list, choose the free things that might be feasible for you to do (either anytime or just for the holidays):

Volunteer
39%
886 votes
Fundraise
12%
270 votes
Cook a meal for a neighbor
28%
638 votes
Offer to listen to someone
46%
1,059 votes
Donate blood
19%
444 votes
Give something away to a needy family
48%
1,106 votes
Write letters of appreciation
17%
384 votes
Babysit for free
19%
428 votes
Offer to cover for someone's shift
9%
196 votes
Visit a nursing home
18%
410 votes
Not Applicable
22%
496 votes
And here is a list, a long list of things you can do, but will incur a cost. Check off the things that you might want to do:

3. And here is a list, a long list of things you can do, but will incur a cost. Check off the things that you might want to do:

Donate food
51%
1,166 votes
Adopt a family for the holidays
10%
235 votes
Play Santa Claus
8%
176 votes
Adopt a pet
23%
519 votes
Pay off or put a payment on someone's lay-away
7%
167 votes
Buy a meal or coffee for someone behind you
31%
702 votes
Handout a gift card to someone
19%
434 votes
Find out the wish list for a children's hospital and get one of the items
17%
400 votes
Donate to an animal shelter
27%
623 votes
Send cards or packages to the military
16%
373 votes
Put some change in an expired parking meter
14%
329 votes
Not Applicable
26%
595 votes
Here are 5 upcoming ideas that might be fun. Check off which ones sound doable to you:

4. Here are 5 upcoming ideas that might be fun. Check off which ones sound doable to you:

1. CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY -- WHAT: Christmas jumpers - otherwise known as knitted sweaters - are making a revival with this UK-based initiative. A Save the Children initiative, Christmas Jumper Day encourages people to sign up, spread the word and then wear a jumper and donate to help save lives in 120 countries around the world. WHERE: Now in its third year, the drive is popular in workplaces and schools alike. Educators who want to take it a step further can sign up for a teachers kit to make doing good fun and appealing to children. WHEN: Friday, December 14, 2018
9%
215 votes
2. #GIVING TUESDAY -- WHAT: After the super meaningful holiday of Thanksgiving comes two days dedicated to shopping - Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Then comes another opportunity to do good - Giving Tuesday, a day for giving back to the community. The idea is simple and generous: find a way to make a difference - either alone or as a family or community - and then tell everyone about it, encouraging others to do the same. You could give a tweet to a worthy cause, give your time, give up your seat, give money… the possibilities are endless. WHERE: Anywhere and everywhere. WHEN: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
22%
511 votes
3. MODEST NEEDS HOLIDAY GIFT GRANT -- WHAT: All year round, Modest Needs works to keep people self-sufficient, by crowdfunding specific requests from those living paycheck-to-paycheck and faced with unexpected or emergency expenses. Donations are funneled straight to the source - for example an unexpected medical bill for a single mother, or a rent for a struggling veteran. Over the holidays, the organization runs a Holiday Gift Grant program, to help those families who, because of a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses, won't be able to afford holiday presents for their kids. WHERE: Grants can be made on the Modest Needs website, to help people in need across the US. WHEN: From November 3 to December 9, 2018 - so gifts can be shipped in time for the holidays.
11%
258 votes
4. MAKE-A-WISH HOLIDAY CARDS -- WHAT: The well-established and super inspirational Make-A-Wish organization grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, on average, every 38 minutes. That statistic is just, wow. So powerful. For the holiday period, the nonprofit sells holiday cards, which you can buy along with a donation to support these special wish experiences. WHERE: The cards - which feature artwork inspired by wish kids - ship across the US, but online donations can be made from any location, to fund wishes for children around the world. WHEN: Up until Christmas.
18%
414 votes
5. TOYS FOR TOTS -- WHAT: Every year, the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes them as holiday gifts to less fortunate children. The idea is that these gifts will make a difference by encouraging youngsters across the US to become productive, patriotic citizens - just by exposing them to the values of the armed forces. Monetary donations are also received, to help cover running costs and fill in any gaps. WHERE: Toys are collected in communities in which a Marine Corps Reserve Unit is located. WHEN: October-December, every year.
34%
772 votes
Not Applicable
45%
1,042 votes
I am hoping that others will leave comments about ways to donate and make a difference. Now that we're at the end of the survey, do you believe you can make a difference?

5. I am hoping that others will leave comments about ways to donate and make a difference. Now that we're at the end of the survey, do you believe you can make a difference?

Yes
72%
1,655 votes
No
28%
645 votes
11/08/2018 Living 2416 107 By: PinkAnts

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