START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x
Mar 29, 2011

I've learned a lot over the last few days about how generous people can be even in times of economic hardship.

Firstly I've started helping a charity with their child sponsorship programme, and have been contacting people for the first time to ask if they would be interested in renewing their sponsorship. The responses are flying back all really positive and you forget the awkwardness of asking for money in the first place. (Although why it should be awkward I don't know, it's for a great cause - maybe it's the Britishness unease about talking about money?)
Secondly we are trying to raise money for a charity our work supports, and have just emailed local businesses asking if they have anything they could donate. In a short space of time we have been offered amazing prizes to raffle, and pretty much all of these businesses will have been hit by a third difficult year in a row. Many of these people we haven't met before.
Finally, my colleague has started to ask aquaintances if they have any old children's clothes so that I can distribute on my next trip out to Africa. Within days I have more than I can manage for the next five or six trips already, of good quality and in the days of ebay even more amazing.
As a result I'm full of warm and fluffy feelings for all the generosity that people show. Thank you, you know who you are!
Visibility: Everyone
Tags:
Posted: Mar 29, 2011 5:40am

 

 
 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.

Author

Beverley Phillips
, 3
Chamonix Mont Blanc, Haute Savoie, Franc
Shares by Type:
All (1) | Blog (1)
Beverley's Tags:
No Tags
SHARES FROM BEVERLEY'S NETWORK
Feb
3
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\\n\\r\\n\\r\\n\\r\\n\\r\ \nA simple one page website has gone up with a very intriguing and important message. The site, Patriots for America is organizing w hat could be the march on Washington that all of the others have been a lead up to. The anger...
Jan
30
(0 comments  |  discussions )
http://www.clickforyourch arity.org/
Jan
23
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\\nWe declare that no man nor nation nor race have a greater right than others to enjoy the fruits of their work, as the ecological sphere is our common condition of life http://www.beat s4change.org/aims.htm Nous déclarons qu\\\'auc...
Jan
21
(0 comments  |  discussions )
Please click for free for charities at:http://www.caretoclick .com********************* *********************Play games and give free rice. http://freerice.com/users /interstellardaydreamer** ************************* ***************Play once daily and win...
Jan
2
by Tim C.
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\\nhere was an intriguing discussion on Facebook amongst some recruiters that I have great respect for (even when their opinions differ!): Casey Kugler had just got access to LinkedIn Recruiter for the first time and he was, of course, rather excited! ...
Oct
24
by Tim C.
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\\nIf you watch the X Factor, you’ll be familiar with the following phrases: “It means everything to me” and “I want this more than anything” usually followed by a short sob story and some tragic music. We love a good &lsq...
Oct
17
by Tim C.
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\\nYou’re written yourself a great resume, but you want it to be read – which words do you use? Here are the top 20 power words to be put in your survey and to impress the reader (courtesy of CareerBliss).\\r\\nWhich are your favourites? Let ...
by Tim C.
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\\nThe types of job hoppers:\\r\\n\\n\\n\\nNe cessary Hoppers: The necessary hoppers feel that they have served their time at their place of work and they have given all they can give. They have decided that they are leaving and that is that.\\r\\n\\nBoredom Ho...
Oct
14
by Tim C.
(0 comments  |  discussions )
\\nhttp://www.forbes.com/ sites/jasonnazar/2013/09/ 05/35-questions-that-will -change-your-life/\\r\\n& ldquo;Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” – Voltaire\\r\\n“We make our world significant by the courage of our question...
Oct
9
(0 comments  |  0 discussions )
\\n Kære Læser\\n Vi deltager i Eovendo, hvor man kan penge til støtte for gode formÃ¥l ved at se reklamer pÃ¥ computer, tablet eller smartphone. \\n  NÃ¥r vi henviser ...