Recently in the blogging world I have come across a few causes that are really dear to my heart. I decided to do a blog post about them to share with you guys what they are, and how you can help! Keep in mind, if you can't help financially at this time you can always blog or share on twitter about it. Helping to spread the word is just as important! You could also create something and sell that to help raise awareness and money. So many fun ideas!
1. The first blogger working towards a really amazing cause is Jodi. I've never read her blog before today, but thanks to Celeste at Wanderlust sharing about Jodi's story, I do now. And I love it! This girl is incredible! Hello, she turned down going to NYU this fall to go to Uttar Pradesh, India. She's going to spend an entire year there changing lives. A year! She's stepping out of her comfort zone and turning this dream into a reality. She's really doing it! I have so much admiration and respect for this girl. On her page you will find a link, where you can go to make a donation towards her efforts. Even $1!
The story of charity: water - The 2009 September Campaign Trailer from charity: water on Vimeo.
2. Melissa of 4 Ladies and a Patient Man blogged about this cause a few days ago. This is one that really, truly breaks my heart. Something so simple as CLEAN WATER, something I take for granted every single blessed day, is something that in other places....families LONG for. That is unreal. That should not be a reality. $1 gives someone clean water for a year. A simple dollar. An entire year. After visiting Melissa's page I decided to go to the charity:water website and learn a little more. I watched their videos and learned how I could get involved. Now I have an idea, a plan. I'll be blogging about this extensively in a few days. I'm very excited about it! Visit the website to make a donation and to find out how else you can become a part of this amazing thing they're doing.
3. I love this one. : ) What Janel and her husband are doing here is such a beautiful thing. Adopting a child, giving a child a mother, father, a family. So beautiful and wonderful! But it comes along with a pretty hefty price (worth it!) Just to start the adoption process alone, they need to raise $5000. That's a lot of dollars, but there are so many things you can do to help make this happen...to help bring Pita homa! Lindsay has created the most adorable badges that you can purchase to show your love for Pita. Janel hosted a fun "Journaling For a Cause" class, which is obviously closed now, but maybe she'll do something like that again soon. It's such a cute, fun class! You can also make a donation to her via her blog page. (Just click the donate now button in the upper left corner!) And again, if you are not financially in a place where you are able to donate, just blog or tell your friends about it!
Again, these are all such amazing causes, and I hope you'll look into each of them. Not only will you be making these people in need happy, but yourself in the process. It feels so good to help others out in a time of need. Maybe you'll even inspire others to help out, too! How great is that? Goodness. I feel so excited writing this post, and thinking about what I can do to help.
Do you have any ideas? Any causes you feel particularly strongly about? Tell me! : )