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101 things to do to help people less fortunate then ourselve

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:06 pm
by QuakerBear
As stated, here's the list. I'm fed up of feeling impotent. I'm going to change the world starting now.

1. Sort out your old clothes and give to the Salvation Army.

2. Set up a standing order for £2 a month (more if you can) for a charity that appeals to you.

3. You're already using the internet so look up volunteering oportunities in your local area.

4. Email this list to someone and ask them to contribute a suggestion.

5. Tell someone what you're doing from the list, that way you have to do it.

6. Add a suggestion to this list.

7. If you're at work, put all your small change in the charity box.

8. Go for a walk/jog (I think I'm still in the walk category :oops: ) to start getting fit for your up comming fun run.

9. Try and make your work switch to using Fair Trade drinks.

Re: 101 things to do to help people less fortunate then ourselve

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:20 pm
by QuakerBear
Right, that's one thing done. More latter. Apathy can go and perform an intimate act with a tree because I'm going to be really active from now.

10. Join a political party and start to change the system from within.

Re: 101 things to do to help people less fortunate then ourselve

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:51 pm
by QuakerBear
Oh my goodness. I just joined a political party! They're not perfect but I shall infiltrate them at a local level and turn them to my purpose.

Oh my goodness, what have I just done?

Re: 101 things to do to help people less fortunate then ourselve

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:36 pm
by Ratty
11. Donate money which actually does some good - ww.Kiva.org - I'm seriously considering this myself

12. Buy the Big Issue (check its a proper vendor though!)

Re: 101 things to do to help people less fortunate then ourselve

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:52 pm
by old tree man
13. if you have plenty of veg when you harvest, find someone old or infirm in your area to donate to (i'm sure your local church will help) remember when we were kids the harvest festival, and what better than an organic gift.

Russ :flower:

Re: 101 things to do to help people less fortunate then ourselve

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:23 pm
by Ellendra
14. Here's another charity that actually does a lot of long-term good: http://www.heifer.org/site/c.edJRKQNiFiG/b.183217/

Re: 101 things to do to help people less fortunate then ourselve

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:44 pm
by mrsflibble
15. do a good turn each day; mine for today are giving up my seat on the bus for a gentleman with a walking stick and not taking "no" for an answer. he said "you're a lady, I should be doing that for you" but honestly he was 90 if he was a day lol!!!

Re: 101 things to do to help people less fortunate then ourselve

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:56 pm
by snapdragon
16. if in work, when you give to charity tick the tax box so that they get even more from the government.

Re: 101 things to do to help people less fortunate then ourselve

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:05 pm
by Milims
17 Cick the button at the bottom of the page that leads to a site where the clicks mean donations to charity (Save rainforest land at the moment)

Re: 101 things to do to help people less fortunate then ourselve

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:09 pm
by tiggy
If you are able to, give a safe stable loving home to a rescued animal or if you cant have a pet of your own make a regular donation to an animal shelter.

Re: 101 things to do to help people less fortunate then ourselve

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:34 am
by red
19 choose your charites, and give to them regularly (as in number 2) rather just anyone who asks - I have 4 favs - one local, one overseas, one environmental and one medical care

20 consider sponsoring a child. I could not have any more kids, after my son, so sponsored a child in Egypt - she is grown up now.

21 helping is not all about money, I make a point of chatting to some of the 'inmates' at my grans old peoples home.. they still have their marbles and no visitors and really seem to welcome a chat

22 keep an eye out for that elderly neighbour, or adult with learning difficulties, or frail person you know.

Re: 101 things to do to help people less fortunate then ourselve

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:51 am
by Birdie Wife
23. Use Freecycle to give stuff away to people that want/need it.

Re: 101 things to do to help people less fortunate then ourselve

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:08 pm
by ina
snapdragon wrote:16. if in work, when you give to charity tick the tax box so that they get even more from the government.


I don't do that anymore - they wanted my name and address as well as the tick (I suppose so they can check whether you really are in work). Result? I kept getting begging letters from them - all those letters must have cost them more than I donated! So it's really better for THEM (as well as my nerves) not to "tick the box".... Sorry, but as long as charities insist on annoying the hell out of me, I won't help them to get even more.

Re: 101 things to do to help people less fortunate then ourselve

Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:53 pm
by Glorfon
24. Go to freerice.com
25. Start a commune that will offer free housing and community education.
26. Donate to a group that is trying to start commune that will offer free housing and community education but has alot of expenses and pre-existing debt.
Ahem,

Re: 101 things to do to help people less fortunate then ourselve

Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:45 am
by ina
27. Help local people in need: keep an eye out for disasters like house fires/floods/accidents etc and ask what you can do to help.