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Let’s Be The Change!

on May 16, 2014

Serving voluntarily is not every body’s cup of tea! Who has the time and money? Especially with so many non-profits out there, you feel more than enough is being done, and yet…nothing is being accomplished. The hunger, poverty, misery, homelessness etc is still out there eating away innocent lives. Who are the non-profits serving? Why do they still need more time, more money and more volunteers?

If you ‘Want Change, Be the Change’ is what I believe in. The truth is, it is each and every person’s job to be looking after these needy people. Our donation is just not enough, they need our time, our skills, our knowledge and our love too.

Volunteering is not a hard job in itself. There are seasonal volunteer opportunities and there are permanent ones. Being part of a non-profit is best way to stay involved. Let’s make voluntary service easy and accessible where children and adults, professionals and home-makers, students and retired personnel can all make an impact. And let’s target those who have a passion to serve and commitment to help the most vulnerable in the society. The moment you prioritize it, you will find time for it automatically.

You must learn about any organization’s credibility, you have to educate yourself about how the organization works, where the money comes from and where it goes. It is not just the job of a philanthropist, but every human being. And it doesn’t require a lot of money, neither a lot of your time.

There are many credible clubs out there but the one that I decided to join was unique in its own way, Cyber Kiwanis!

With only $50, for the whole year, to get into the club and Conference Call / Email attendance to their meeting, I found it very convenient. They have members all over US, who participate through electronic means, hence the name ‘Cyber Kiwanis’. The club sponsors 3 high school key clubs which is a HUGE job in itself. They are able to accomplish so much with so little, that I feel only God is helping them. Their main focus is on fighting childhood obesity, preventing diabesity, providing scholarships to key club graduates and supporting other causes like Children’s Hospital in Madera, Kiwanis Family House in Sacramento (www.kiwanisfamilyhouse.org), Special Olympics and Relay for Life.

Kiwanis is a global volunteer organization trying to change the world, one child at a time. The best thing about Kiwanis Family that it provides service and leadership opportunities to children as young as 6 years to adults with disabilities. You can find more about these clubs, how to join them. or create one in your own neighborhood and the Qualities that the Kiwanis Volunteers posses at my blog http://www.cvckiwanis.bravejournal.com.

I also overlook the Kiwanis Club of Karachi which provides Early Intervention program to Down Syndrome patients and provides training to Physical, Occupational and Speech therapists that look after these patients. The monthly expenditure on one therapist is $200, if you are looking forward to provide financial assistance to this club, please contact me at taimee_82@yahoo.com

So, do you want to be’The Change’ every body needs right now? Take that first step. Don’t be scared. Whatever age you are, whatever resources you have, there is some organization out there that needs you!

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2 responses to “Let’s Be The Change!

  1. mhimidwest says:

    I love the idea of creating a cyber based organization. It cuts out a lot of the expenses of running an organization at a building. In 5 to 10 years i bet this will be a trend.
    I totally agree with you! I’ve always loved volunteering at my local animal shelter. What I know has helped me expand my volunteer opportunities is to support groups that my friends and colleagues support. Sometimes your own friends will guide you to other groups that you may not have even heard of. I know that it’s because of my friends that i do my best to help fundraise money for other groups related to children illnesses (cystic fibrosis, leukemia) and environmental sustainability groups (clean water, population displacement, and deforestation) purely by word of mouth through my very involved friends….in exchange, i get them to come to the local shelter and help me walk some lovely furry friends!

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  2. That’s great to know 🙂 Thanks for liking my post. It gives you so much inner satisfaction to be doing something for others.

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