Last week I read this article; Americans Don’t Really Care About Typhoon Haiyan, Study Says. I was devastated because I tweeted about it, gave money to another organization and am doing my best to stay informed. That article inspired this edition of Live to Give. My intention with this post, regardless if people give to this organization or not they’ll remember to do their part.
The organization being featured this time is UNICEF. According to its website, as of De. 6 6.7 million children have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. This is an organization that I believe in because of the quick action and respect it has for helping children in need around the world.
Please join me in supporting the children who lives have changed from this disaster.
Let’s not forget about helping those in need!
In this weeks edition of Live to Give I’m going to keep it simple: SMILE!
Each day find a stranger and just give a smile because you never know what a simple gesture like this can do for someone emotionally.
Also, find a funny video, picture, movie or sitcom that makes you laugh and watch it. You’ll be smiling in no time.
We all should live to give and smiling is priceless…
This edition of Live to Give was inspired by the commercials with Christina Aguilera for the World Food Programme. Starvation around the world is an epidemic and WFP works to end hunger. Xtina lends her “voice” and time as an ambassador and helps raise awareness and donations.
Mission of the WFP:
WFP is the food aid arm of the United Nations system. Food aid is one of the many instruments that can help to promote food security, which is defined as access of all people at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. ¹ The policies governing the use of World Food Programme food aid must be oriented towards the objective of eradicating hunger and poverty. The ultimate objective of food aid should be the elimination of the need for food aid.
To donate and learn more about the World Food Programme, please visit http://www.wfp.org/christina-aguilera
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s only fitting that I share three breast cancer causes for this edition of Live to Give. It seems that even if you don’t know someone personally, you’ve heard of someone having breast cancer. In a way this cancer seems to connect us all.
The first organization, Susan G. Komen, has to be the most popular breast cancer awareness organization. SGK is well know due in part to its many “walks/marathons” that raise money for breast cancer research. Please visit the website to learn more about the organization and be sure to get involved and/or donate to the cause.
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Susan G. Komen is the boldest community fueling the best science and making the biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested almost $2 billion to fulfill our promise, working to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world through ground-breaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 50 countries.
The second organization is really two in one; Bright Pink and Fab-U-Wish. I only recently became familiar with Bright Pink when E-News Host, Giuliana Rancic, was diagnosed with the disease. Giuliana decided to use her platform to inform the world that breast cancer can strike at anytime no matter who you are. Fab-U-Wish grants the wishes of women who are living with breast cancer. Giuliana partnered with Bright Pink, which raises awareness, funds and offers support.
Bright Pink is more than just a color. It is a movement, a community, a way of life. It is the belief that being proactive is better than being reactive, that prevention is better than treatment. Educate yourself, take action, and join us in Being Bright Pink. Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, while providing support for high-risk individuals.
Bright Pink on Fab-U-Wish: Our dear friend and supporter Giuliana Rancic wants to grant some special young women fighting breast or ovarian cancer with their most fabulous wish! Learn all about the breast cancer survivor’s new program for young women and start dreaming up your own Fab-U-Wish today.
Be sure to support these three breast cancer causes:
The American Red Cross in my mind is most known for its blood drives, but the organization does much more to help those in need. That’s why today I’m going to feature the American Red Cross as my Live to Give cause/organization to support.
The Red Cross helps in five key areas:
- Disaster Relief
- Supporting America’s Military Families
- Lifesaving Blood
- Health and Safety Services
- International Services
You can make an impact by donating money and blood, taking a class, and volunteering. Learn more on how you can help make a difference with the American Red Cross here.
Here’s the organization’s mission statement: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
We all should live to give and The American Red Cross is a great place to start. Do your part by clicking here.