Hey, fellow fanpoppers! (And every time I say that I hear debs in my head--irrelevant.)
I was just thinking today, browsing the link
as I always do, if there was any possible way we, as an international village, so to speak, could think of one way to help others.
And then, I had it!
Now, first of all, just so आप all know, this idea of mine will NOT involve money! आप won't have to pay a cent! Which means financially dependent users can partake in this activity as well. But it IS a way that we can really get motivated about making a difference in our own local communities. And think about how many fanpoppers there are! Even if we only count the ones in this spot, that's (as of today) 1003 fans! Now, (this won't happen, but) if every one of those प्रशंसकों got inspired and went out and did some small charity in their own backyard, think of the impact we can have!
So What do I have to do?
आप may be asking. It's simple: Anything आप want. Ambiguous, I know, but I will give आप examples and suggestions to help guide your hand. And, when आप have done this charitable thing, just टिप्पणी दे on this लेख and आप AND your good deed will go up on the "Fanpop Humanitarians" list.
Now, this isn't
a contest. We are not
going to vote on who did the best good deed. Because, while I प्यार our फैन्पॉप contests to death, I feel that when it comes to humanitarian effort, it shouldn't be about prizes या winning anything. It should be about helping. But I also believe that a little bit of incentive can go a long way. Such as "volunteer requirements" for classes, या "community service hours" for the IB. It definitely
gets people out there and doing stuff. So I hope you'll see this as an incentive. आप will be recognized for your work, and आप will be applauded द्वारा your fellow fanpoppers, who will be similarly doing good deeds.
Now, I'm an idealist, but I can force myself to have a reality check every now and then. So I would love
it if every प्रशंसक of the फैन्पॉप Users Spot went out and did their good deeds. But I know that people are busy, या uninterested, या preoccupied and can't या for whatever reason won't participate, and that is fine. In fact, the pessimist in me (who often duals with the idealist for control) is saying that no one
will want to do this, and that people will think it's lame. But I figured, what could it hurt द्वारा trying? SO HERE'S THE DEAL!
As I stated previously, आप go out and do your good deed. It can be big, या it can be small. And it can definitely consist of multiple deeds. It can be any time, any place, involving anyone. Even if आप got paid for doing it, या reimbursed for your time, it still counts, because आप were still doing good work.
I am contemplating having different categories... but that's if people are even interested. I'll leave that up to you. Fanpop Good Deeds Include...
A) Volunteering at any place या organization that needs it, including homeless shelters, animal shelters, सूप kitchens, hospitals, schools, etc.
B) Assisting a friend, family member, neighbor, या whatever, who needs your help. For example, cleaning up your grandmother's house because she is unable to हटाइए around as well as आप can. या helping your friend look for his लॉस्ट dog. या volunteering to rake your neighbors leaves (preferably free of charge) because आप know he has a bad back.
C) Joining a non-profit organization that helps your community such as link
D) Donating time या money to any organization of your choice.
E) Anything आप can think of that helps improve your community या the lives of your neighbors and fellow human beings.
When आप do these things, be sure to रिपोर्ट it द्वारा commenting on this article. Your name will appear on the list, along with the good deed आप did, the तारीख, दिनांक आप did it on, and a little factoid या interesting tidbit आप learned या would like to share about your experience. Example
did a good deed on August 18 द्वारा joining link
. Her little sister's name is Jorja, and she is really good at math.
did a good deed on August 18 द्वारा volunteering at a homeless shelter. He met a war veteran and amputee named Sam, whose retriever-lab mix was named Jilly and they shared a sandwich.
(DISCLAIMER: THESE ARE NOT ACTUAL EVENTS!)
If आप have a link to the organizations घर page, include it so other folks can check it out if they're interested!
Sound like fun? Let's kick this thing off with one of my good deeds. FANPOP HUMANITARIANS दीवार OF FAME link
[/b] did a good deed from May 12-June 7 2008 द्वारा volunteering at link
in Seattle. She helped a group of enthusiastic sixth graders put on the play "1000 Cranes." In a cast of twenty, there was only one boy, whose name was Forrest! She worked with two hearing-impaired children and was fascinated द्वारा how the interpreter translated so fast! link
did a good deed द्वारा volunteering at a local elementary school teaching kindergardeners how to use computers. She would go over two times a week for about an hour. They all had a lot of fun and it was never boring. She'll probably do it again this year, too! link
did a good deed द्वारा cutting off over 12 inchs of hair for link
last year. Her hair hasn't grown quite long enough for that this year, but she did donate to link
did a good deed द्वारा helping kids at the hospital. Every week after school he goes to the hospital. He loves playing games and talking to them. They’re all great kids. link
did a good deed when she spent the past महीना taking a neighbour's Husky pups back to their home. The pups (about 6 mths old so they are big) keep on getting out and running up and down the main सड़क, स्ट्रीट - not सड़क, स्ट्रीट wise at all. Luckily her कुत्ता alert her, so she takes them back - even at 1:00am. A few days पूर्व one of the pups got out again in the middle of the दिन and there was no one home. So Cammie called the RSPCA to help... her only concern was that these pups didn't get killed on the main road. She kept her eye on the pup to make sure he was सुरक्षित until the local council turned up द्वारा which time so had the owners. Did Cammie get a thank you? No! They abused her for "reporting them." Sometimes a good deed just doesn't go unpunished. But she says she'd do it again (for the animals) regardless of these people's ungrateful attitude. link
did a good deed द्वारा volunteering at a summer camp teaching kids arts and crafts for 3 weeks during July & August 2008. अगला महीना (October) about 20 people, including jighooligan are volunteering at the local special needs school. link
did a good deed द्वारा visiting link
regularly to broaden her vocabulary and give चावल to the hungry. link
did a good deed द्वारा volunteering at Oxfam for two hours a week in November, 2008. link
did a good deed द्वारा joining forces with "link
" to organize a children's सड़क, स्ट्रीट play day, with a lot of games and no cars. These days children have very little अंतरिक्ष to play in a lot of towns (especially in a over-populated country like the Netherlands).
In addition to this, they also took a class of 11-12 years olds to a retirement घर to play Bingo with the people there. Inspired द्वारा Sappp and her friends, the school made it their own project to do that once in a while, continuing the good work on their own.
Sappp and her फ्रेंड्स also walked the link
(a walking event) with people in wheelchairs. The सेकंड साल they participated, a couple of other party's in the town did that too: great opportunity to do something good together, instead of only talking about the political differences.
And they collected a lot of autographs against animal-testing in the cosmetic industry
Most of this Sappp did when she was about 15-16 and was really active in the local Rood-department.
In addition to all of this, since Sappp was 6 she has always helped her mother collect for the Cancer-foundation, the Epilepsy-foundation and the Juliana-foundation (that's for muscle deseases). Since she became fifteen, she does it on her own (before she became eighteen, still under her mother's name). Sometimes she does one more, because the lady that sets all of these collections up, does a couple more, and sometimes she has too little people and asks if Sappp wants to do one more. It is only 3-4 घंटा work a साल for each collection and she usually does it in two nights. Since last year, Sappp also collects for the Kidney-foundation, since she has a kidney decease herself, and she finds it rather weird that she doesn't collect for what she has herself. link
volunteers three times a week for a couple of hours at her local link
, and she loves it!
Also, her tutor group at school raised over £600 for a charity called link
. Some of us did the Bristol 10K, which, she adds, "was incredibly hard for someone with two injured knees and an injured shoulder but we all had loads of fun doing it and we raised about £450."
They also created a variety performance called Backwell Footlights and had dancers, a weakest link sketch, 'gangsta' rap and loads of teachers singing. They raised over £200 for that.
She used to volunteer at a disabled summer club (her sister has disabilities so it was close to the heart). They would play games and go on mini trips such as the shops which although was just down the road was something they all enjoyed. link
donated clothing to link
, which is an organization that helps people in the US with disabilities.
That's it! How about आप guys give it a go?