All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is...– Gandhi (via mohandasgandhi)
Good Deed Day 10 - Mitzvah Day!
Mitzvah Day - A day of service; passing down the spirit of giving to the next generation. Mitzvah is the Hebrew word for “good deed” and Mitzvah Day is a day practiced by large numbers of people within the Jewish community. Volunteers devoted Dec. 24th to: - Deliver holiday meals - Pick up litter - Sing songs - Clean kennels - Help local food kitchens - Helping the elderly -...
Good Deed Day 8 - Celebrate Victory
We’ve been sharing some stories about regular people doing regular things to help each other out for this 10 day period. But sometimes its also good to share about what bigger things are being done. Many organizations are taking this time to celebrate victories within the past year. Let’s rejoice with them. From Bread For the World: The tax package Congress passed last week...
Good Deed Day 7 - Homeless for the Holidays
Check out this story about helping out the homeless during the Holidays Taken from: http://www.fabulousfoods.com/asia/article/276/21580 I used to live in Henderson, Nevada, just next door to Las Vegas. My husband and I learned very quickly that the town was full of con-artists, rip offs, scams and any other devious means to get you and get you good. There are people who stand at the stop...
Good Deed Day 6 - Students from Oklahoma share Christmas with students from West Virginia! Thanks to our partner, Global Outreach (www.wegoglobal.com) for coordinating this effort and making it possible! 1st graders at Bixby East Elementary in Bixby, Oklahoma packed and sent shoe boxes filled with goodies and a personal note to kids at Montcalm Elementary School in West Virginia. Way to go...
Good Deed Day 4
Check out this story sent in from teammate Josiah! Last year, I read an interesting online plea from Glen Hansard, of The Swell Season (rather high of my obscenely long list of favorite bands). He was putting out a call to all musicians to go to their nearest city on Christmas Eve and busk. (def. of busk: To play music or perform entertainment in a public place, usually while soliciting...
Good Deed Day 3
Ever want to do something good but don’t know what to do? Join the movement! Dogoodmovement.com! Every day it will give you a good deed to do; by doing it, not only will you help the world, but you will join with hundreds of others doing the same thing. Working together, we can always do more. If you are an IPhone or Twitter user, it is easy to interact with those everywhere doing...
Good Deeds Day 2
Wow, check out this awesome story from Desiree! This Christmas we have adopted a family that lost part of their home in a house fire. They are spending every dime they have rebuilding their home, so they can bring their children home for Christmas. My family, some great friends, and Good News, Good Deeds have raised everything they will need to have a wonderful Christmas. I am so excited to...
Good Deed Day 1
Danielle is a college student in Chicago, IL. Last weekend she had a cookie exchange party. Her famous caramel popcorn and assortment of other cookies provided by Danielle and the guests were a hit! This is a yearly occasion that many within their group of friends look forward to. BUT, the good deed is not the party. It’s the day after. Danielle woke up early on a Saturday, rode the train...
10 Days of Good Deeds contest
The Spirit of Christmas is here! Since it is our goal to inspire others with our lives, and create a movement of change, we want to take the opportunity to highlight the good deeds of others this holiday season. How are you giving back? Who do you know that is sacrificing their holiday for the good of others? Share your stories with us! For the next 10 days, we will be highlighting good deeds...
Letters to Santa →
Heartbreaking letters to Santa this year, from right within our own country. Kids who need basic things, like coats, boots, and electricity. It is sad that many will still be suffering this holiday season; in our country and around the world. The holidays should be a time to rejoice and be glad; I think of warmth, gladness and the blessings of giving to others. Some friends that I know are...
Bill Gates is so wonderful. →
Bill Gates is an amazing example of a man who took the power the world has given him and is using it in a way to really change the world. “The Giving Pledge does not accept money or tell people how to donate their money but asks billionaires to make a moral commitment to give their fortunes to charity”. Imagine how much that money will do to change the world. latikaaaa: ...
The Bicycle Adventures: Conclusion →
The Walk4Water team salutes Aaron Tharp in completing a 3 month bike tour for Walk4Water, and the Chicago team is excited to have him back in the city once again! thebicycleadventures: It’s been a few days since Charleston, SC. I left home on September 6th, and finally came back December 3rd. Three months out of the eight hoped for. Did I fail? Some might think so. But I do not. I have given...
Awesome video about how a pop star in Mozambique who survived their civil war learned from water/sanitation organizations and is now multiplying the impact and getting more and more local people involved. Take 5 minutes and check it out!
If you want to go fast, walk alone. But if you want to go far, walk together...
Excerpts from Pres. Bush's World AIDS Day...
Yesterday was World AIDS Day. You may have seen some of our thoughts on it. President Bush wrote a great piece in the Washington Post which I think can also give us some wisdom into more issues than just AIDS. Please see some excerpts from his remarks and commentary on them. To see the rest Bush’s article, go...
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World AIDS Day
Today is World AIDS Day. Here are a few things we know: - AIDS medicine is cheaper than ever. - There is a lot of development $ going towards the cause at a governmental level. - It is still an ongoing issue in most developing countries, prominently in Sub-Saharan Africa. But, with other issues like the fluctuating structure of government and lack of other basic resources such as clean water...
Know anyone that needs an internship? →
Walk4Water is offering a few internships for the spring semester. Know anyone that needs credit for an internship and would like to make a difference? Check out our listings on Idealist.org (click on link above) If none of those fit, we can create some others targeted for specific majors. Let us know!