Sunday, June 28, 2009

Giving feels good...

There are so many ways to help in our world today it makes me quite sad at times. We won the birth lottery and sometimes we forget and act like everything we have is deserved or is our reward in some way.

I try to balance our lives to make sure there is something left over for someone else. Our church gives us many opportunities to help people here in town in a practical way. There's Inn From The Cold and Neighbourlink and the Interfaith Food Bank and the Mustard Seed Street Ministry and on and on and on.

But I like/love/am addicted to spending time on my computer.

That's why I like so much.

That's why the projects at DonorsChoose are so attractive.

That's why GlobalGiving is so easy.

And with Kiva, you can actually do some good with a loan of as little as $25. With DonorsChoose and GlobalGiving, well, you can donate as little as $10.

I am a firm believer in the "drop a pebble in the water" concept. Foley's poem goes on to say "just a splash and it is gone, but there's half and hundred ripples, circling on and on and on..."

That's the part that feels good. My little bit added to your little bit combined with another little bit from someone across the globe can make a huge difference in someone's life. Drop a pebble today, and see how good it feels.

later man, jan

Monday, June 08, 2009

Become a Green Child! (HD)

Please take 3 minutes and 7 seconds to view this cool new video from The Green Children. I believe in microfinance.

later man, jan