Well, hullo there.
I've been thinking a lot lately about charity and service (inside and outside of the pagan community). My main issue being that there's a lot of talk and not a lot of action. But it's been said before and I'm not here to preach (Ooo...that awful word).
So, first, some links!Some links from the Circle Sanctuary for Pagan groups doing charity work
.The Open Hearth Foundation
makes me happy. The first Pagan Community Center.A list of pagan charities from Mind'n'Magick
.Officers of Avalon
are really an amazing group of people.Avalon Cares was a creation of Officers of Avalon which is down now but I feel it's worth mentioning
.Goddess Moon Circles Helping and Warming Program
.One of the best articles about Pagan Charity, "It's For a Good Cause (Really)"
. Just as a warning, Pagans Donate appears to be no more.
And now for a personal anecdote.
Last year I was possessed by the urge to do something
. As most often happens, when one is possessed by an urge "something" is done and "something" is accomplished. Whether it was what you initially intended to do or accomplish is completely besides the point. That urge led to charity365
which just recently hit it's one year anniversary. My goal, as it was, was to do at least one thing everyday to help other people or the planet. For the most part, due to my life being a little insane, all I did was click once a day at the Greater Good Network and the Ecology Fund, play a little FreeRice.com and donate some money here and there. Which wasn't bad for a first go around.
The funny thing was that hitting that goal made me feel good. Really, really good. So good, in fact, that I was possessed by another urge (oh, boy).
This urge is a little more ambitious, however. This year I want to get other people involved. I want to ask others to join me to do one thing, every day, that makes the world just a little bit better.
So once a week I'm going to post the links (behind a cut, because courtesy does make the world better) and ask everyone to save them to their favourites. I'm going to ask that we take five minutes a day to just do something
. Because something is better than nothing.
For this first post, the links are not behind a cut.Save The World - One Click At A Time!
On each of these websites, you can click a button to support the cause -- each click creates funding, and costs you nothing! Bookmark these sites, and click once a day!
Click here to post this on your page or 'blog
FreeRice.com has the added benefit of being fun and educational! Current Mood: :D