Results for - Do You Make A Difference?
2,416 voters participated in this survey
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
In the past
Am going to do something in the future
No, I do not believe that I have ever made a difference
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):
Cook a meal for a neighbor
Offer to listen to someone
Give something away to a needy family
Write letters of appreciation
Babysit for free
Offer to cover for someone's shift
Visit a nursing home
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:
Adopt a family for the holidays
Play Santa Claus
Adopt a pet
Pay off or put a payment on someone's lay-away
Buy a meal or coffee for someone behind you
Handout a gift card to someone
Find out the wish list for a children's hospital and get one of the items
Donate to an animal shelter
Send cards or packages to the military
Put some change in an expired parking meter
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
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
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.
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.
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.
11/08/2018 Living 2416 107 By: PinkAnts