One of the things that I REALLY love about Christmas is how much more people are willingly to donate or help others out. So I thought that I would post about a couple I’ve heard about or have donated too. This year and definitely more than other years, I’ve been donating. $5 dollars can make a lot of difference, especially if a lot of people do!
The first is for the animals, because who doesn’t love the animals.
Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
The next is for the Rape Crisis Centers in Scotland. Now normally, I wouldn’t speak about just one rape crisis center. The way though the Centre was run OFF of social media by so called “concerned women”. It literally made me want to throw up. Especially when these “women” accused the Rape Centers of being on the wrong side of History. After though, people donated to them like you wouldn’t believe!
It made me believe in the GOOD in people again.
Just Giving Fundraiser – Brenna Jessie – 16 Swims for 16 Days.
One for the children. This was actually really hard to find, because a lot of charities that support children, have come under scrutiny for not supporting anyone who doesn’t fit their “criteria”.
I’ve gone with UNICEF, mainly because I don’t *think* I’ve heard of them being bad. How terrible is that? You might need to look at your local charities for the kids. In my state, in Australia, a lot of retail stores do what is called a “Christmas Wishing Tree”. Where you can either give a gift (has to be new or not ruined), donate money, or you can donate money to buy a gift to be put under the tree.
Please consider donating to Mermaids_Gender -Donate or another friendly transfriendly service/business/charity to help wish her who shall not be named a very HAPPY Birthday.
Today is the International Day of Charity.
What are the things you think of when you think Charity?
I think a lot of people when they hear “Charity” they usual hear ‘spend money on someone you will probably never met’. However there are ways to do Charity without spending either any money or very little!
Good question!…Mystery Lady
- We all know (well I assume we all know) that you can donate clothes, furniture etc to a wide variety of Charities and apart from maybe the gas to get to the stores, it doesn’t cost you a thing!
- Spare change? Consider putting some of it into one of the tubs of the people standing/sitting all day for their cause.
- Consider a clothes or book swap, with your friends, family, co-workers as well, or community. You can bake and even raise money that way bake and swap!
- It seems that every cancer has a charity for it. With each charity comes a “theme” night/day. Consider wearing jean for genes day, A lot of charities here, in Australia, and a lot of the women’s charities. They will movie nights, make up nights etc.
Do you have any suggestions?
Donate to Lolsy’s Library
#DryJuly Australia…Thoughts about never #drinking again? Donate your drinking money NOW to a worthy cause … Last Weekend!
So this is the second to last weekend – Dry July: Lolsy’s Library
Please consider donating to moi ❤
This year I have decided to take part in Dry July, which takes place in Australia. You can (if you so choose) to help me by donating on my profile, or indeed, any profile. Funds raised through Dry July go towards cancer support organisations across Australia, to help improve patient comfort, care and wellbeing.
Support Lolly’s Library by helping to raise money for Cancer Research
Now I am not 100% sure if people overseas can donate, but please consider it! If everyone that follows me on WordPress donated even a dollar, that would be over $700!
Oh my Goodness there are so many things I actually don’t mind Australia taking one “thing” from American and that would be Black Friday and Cyber Monday…I cannot tell a lie…It is fantastic with all the deals that come out at this time of year. I usually know what presents I want to get for people and I do not go out to the shops at this time. Although a delivery cost is annoying, I really do feel like it’s worth it.
What I also wanted to write about though is what else we can do as a community to help others who are not fortunate during this times. There are so many different services out there that do help those and I wanted to write about what you can do also. I’m hopefully going to expand this to different countries, depending on what I can find.
Of course we all know that we can volunteer your time to help at volunteers and shelters. There are a large variety of these. You can also help families by setting donations, after all help doesn’t just have to stop at Christmas:
If you read my post earlier this week (Ideal Realist) about a particular Giraffe that the world is now watching, April the Giraffe. Below I’ve posted a YouTube video about April the Giraffe and any questions that you may have about the situation. Direct from the source!
Now, in the video they mention about fraudulent websites that are popping up all over the place. Making promises that they are putting any money you donate towards the Giraffe, which when you hear in the video, they haven’t received any money out of the norm websites. So I’ve posted the genuine website for April the Giraffe, the real one.
April the Giraffe … Official Animal Adventure Park website
Uploaded by: Animal Adventure Park
Bookmark Chronicles is back with another edition of “This or That”!
This or That #40
You buy a book that a friend recommended to you or that a lot of people have been talking about. You reach the end of it and you hate it. Totally unsatisfying and a waste of time. One, maybe two, stars out of five. What do you do with it?
I would probably keep the book for a little while, I have learnt from the past you should always give book a second chance. There was one time where I could personally relate to the book and so I hated the theme, I hated the characters. So I stopped reading it and I held onto it for a couple of years…Mainly through completely forgetting that it even existed.
I put it in the dark recesses of my mind. However, recently I was going through a “Winter Cleaning”. Where I was getting rid of the summer clothes I don’t fit into it, stuff and things. I went through my books, I very rarely get rid of books. I saw this particular books and I picked it up, decided to give it a chance. I really liked it.
So my lesson is, if you don’t like something, maybe hold onto it for a little longer and then give it another chance.
I guess that this post isn’t exactly what you would call “Magical” but please read!
As you will read this in the country of Borneo trees that produce Palm Oil are currently (and mostly) being burnt down illegally. This means that wild animals such as Orangutans and the Sumtarian Tigers homes and land are being burnt and Orangutan rescue/orphanages are becoming increasingly in the way of the burning fires.
Please look at these sites to find out more and visit this website to help donate: https://redapes.org/firefund
- opf.org (Orangutan Protection Foundation)
- Orangutan Foundation – UK