International Day of Charity

Today is the International Day of Charity.

What are the things you think of when you think Charity?

  • Others
  • Money
  • Donations
  • Donating
  • Help
  • Helpfulness
  • Time

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!

Charity Snap GIF by Teachers on TV Land - Find & Share on GIPHY

Good question!…Mystery Lady

  1. 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!
  2. Spare change? Consider putting some of it into one of the tubs of the people standing/sitting all day for their cause.
  3. 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!
  4. 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?

Dry July (Australia)

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!

 

Dry July OR #DryJuly

Go Dry this July

I have decided, even though, I am really not drinking at the moment. I am going to participate in Dry July this year. I am hoping and asking people (pretty please) who would like to donate. I have to admit that initially I thought Dry July was going towards some sort of alcoholism research program. It’s about Cancer research that relates to alcohol. Also if you chose to donate it does not mean you have to stop drinking, it’s just myself that will not be drinking. I’m not even actually sure that people overseas can donate?

Funny Water GIF by America's Funniest Home Videos - Find & Share on GIPHY

https://www.dryjuly.com/users/lauren-bolton

(If I could get everyone who follows me on here, to donate at least $10…That’d be over $7000! Imagine!)

April the Giraffe

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