Posted: 12/06/2011 Filed under: Awesome Things, Behavior, LGBTQ | Tags: advice, announcements, behavior, boys, food, girls, jobs, links
So hey, here’s a radical idea for that whole “charitable and giving” sentiment that’s floating around this time of year:
HELP OTHER PEOPLE. Who? How about this guy, who got the crap kicked out of him because he’s gay?
You can always donate to a coats for needy kids program, or donate toys to needy toys. Volunteer in a soup kitchen. Buy some turkeys for a food pantry. Some thrift stores have programs in place that help charities, such as the Goodwill chain and Savers. If you want to be a personal hero of mine, check out Heifer International or Oxfam or Water.org
Do I realize times are tough and other such platitudes? Of course I do, I’m not exactly rolling in dough over here. But I do know that there is a wealth of good to be felt in donating, and in helping people who really need it. Some people always have it a lot worse, and while that may not be especially comforting, it’s an unfortunate truth.
The flipside of this is that we can DO something about this. Check out the links above, talk to people about charities or helping others, just do what you can. It matters.