miércoles, 2 de agosto de 2017

So Many Reasons to Give Back



Giving back is a very important practice that I strongly believe we should all incorporate into our lives. In a world that is full of violence, poverty, inequality, and many other negative things, we have the power to change that with our actions. And giving back should be our first step.
No matter where you live or in which situation you are there are tons of opportunities and things you can do to help others. No matter how small you think your contribution may be, it may completely change the world for someone else who is in need. 

So, why it's so important to give back? Well, the main reason is that it contributes to creating a better world. In this planet, every action that we make has its consequences. We receive exactly what we put out there in the universe so, the more positive actions we make, the better the world would become. It's as simple as that. So if you start helping others, you may encourage other people in your circle to do the same and that will have a better impact in the world. Imagine what would happen if all of us started to help and contribute to those causes we care about? I'm sure the result would be amazing.
The second great reason to give back is that you will totally change somebody else's life! Even our smallest actions could mean the world to someone else, because we will be helping them to get more opportunities and resources to build a better future for themselves and what could be more rewarding than that?
And last but not the least, giving back will make us feel better about ourselves as well, because, as I said, we will be making a positive impact in our community and the world. Also, when we start giving back to others, we realize how abundant our life is, how many things and opportunities we have. So, this is the best way to thank for all of those things and share this abundance with others. It definitely creates a positive circle because as you start feeling better about yourself by helping others you will want to do it more!

So, now that you have decided to give back and make this positive impact in the world, how do you do it? There are two main ways that you can help:
- By giving your time to a cause that is close to your heart. This means to volunteer in an organization that is involved with this cause. I think this option is by far the most rewarding because you can see your impact first hand. It's true that not all of us have enough time to volunteer but if you do, I highly recommend it because I'm sure it will change your life!
- By giving your resources to a cause. This could be either contribute to an organization with a donation of money or items (food, clothes, blankets, anything you can think of). This will help the organization to reach out to more people and even if you are not directly involved in the action you know that your help is key to achieve this! For double the impact, you can even give both your time and money by organizing a fundraising event.

The Organizations I Currently Support:

In my case, I have started to donate to two different organizations a couple of years ago. What motivated me to do this was that I was receiving a lot of good things in my life and I really felt like I needed to give something back as I way to express my gratitude. So, I started contributing to Aldeas Infantibles, in the first place, and then to Banco de Alimentos. These two organizations are related to causes that are important to me: helping children and fighting against the tragedy of hunger in Argentina.

Aldeas Argentinas SOS Argentina

Aldeas Infantiles SOS is an ONG that was founded back in 1949 in Austria and it currently operates in 134 different countries around the world. It mainly focuses on children that have lost their family care and the organization tries to provide them a warm home where they can be protected and taken care of through their programs. This ONG started working in Argentina 36 years ago to promote, protect and re-establish the fundamental children rights and they are currently taking actions in 4 different provinces here.
What I loved about this organization is that they are very open and they organize events, in which you can go and see for yourself how the work is being done, you can meet the children you are helping and that means a lot me. So if you want to learn more about this organization and get involved with them I recommend checking out their website! As I said before they are an international ONG so I'm sure you can find them in your country.





Banco de Alimentos

This is an organization that takes care of getting food donations and making sure they reach the people who need it the most. Banco de Alimentos works as a bridge between the food industry and the soup kitchen and institutions that receive help. The organization receives donations from companies, farmers, and supermarkets of food that has come out of the commercial market but it's still perfectly fit for consumption and distribute it to more than 675 organizations based in the city of Buenos Aires and the Greater Buenos Aires. In that way, they contribute to feeding more than 93 thousand people per day, 80% of whom are children and teenagers. 
In addition, Banco de Alimentos is a member of the Argentinian Network of Food Banks and is part of the Global Food Banking Network, based in the United States. 
Learn more about this organization and how you can help by clicking here




Those are the two causes I'm supporting at the moment but, as I was writing this post, I realized that there are a lot of other causes and organizations I would like to support as well, especially the ones that are related to education because I strongly believe education is the key to change the future. I'm very grateful for the education I have received and I realize how much being able to learn new things has changed the way I think and see the world. Also having a better education has a huge impact on the opportunities and resources you will be able to get in the future so I believe that good quality education should be available for all. That's why I also want to mention two organizations that are directly involved in this cause and that I would really love to support too.

Enseña por Argentina (Teach for All)

I have learnt about this organization a few years ago and I always dreamt about working with them because their objective is to involve and coach young professionals to teach in communities that live in high conditions of social vulnerability in order to assure that everyone has the opportunity to receive good quality education that allows them to build their future and to improve their communities as well.
This organization is part of a global movement that works with the objective of ending up with social inequality through educational quality and leadership.
If you would love to contribute to this movement don't hesitate to check out their website to learn more about this ONG. They are also part of an international network so I'm sure you will be able to find one in your country.





Cimientos

This is an organization that designs and implements educational programs that strive to promote equal opportunities for those vulnerable populations and contributes to the quality of education as well.
Their educational programs are being implemented in Argentina as well as Uruguay and Colombia, in cooperation with other organizations in those countries.
Cimientos' programs are designed to make sure that the students in vulnerable conditions are able to finish high school through student grants and coaching in different skills that will help them to project their future and their opportunities. The organization also helps them to get a job or continue their studies at university. 
If you want to know more about this organization and their work please go to their website to find out how you can help!  




So, as you can see there are many different options to give back and you don't really need to be a millionaire to contribute to a cause. Even a small amount of your time, money or resources can make a huge difference! I hope this post has inspired you to look for an organization that works with a cause that is important to you and to start taking actions towards a better world!

28 comentarios :

  1. This entry makes me so happy! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and these links; growing up in a Catholic household, I've always known that giving back is important. I think everyone should practice it!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words!! I couldn't agree more with you, everyone of us should practice it!! :)

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  2. This is really great! I love supporting various charity groups. This reminded me of my friend that donated her hair to Pink Heart Funds, they will used the donated hair to create a wig for a child with cancer :)

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    1. Thank you so much for this comment Alyssa!!! It's great that you are already supporting various charity groups!! And the story of your friend donating her hair is amazing!! It's the most loving action I can think of :)

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  3. I loved reading this post! Thanks for sharing x

    Nev | Miss Nev

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  4. Really good post, coming from the heart ! You choose to present very good project !
    Thanks for sharing it <3
    Cheers,
    Carolina Miss Boucle Noire fashion

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    1. Thanks a lot for your kind words Carolina!! So glad you like the post!

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  5. Nice and refreshing post, I do feel good when I give especially if they don't expect it. Keep it up!

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    1. Thank you so much Mercy for your lovely comment!! :)

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  6. Beautiful post and so true. Let's all do a little and the world will become a better place. xoxo Cris
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    Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thank you so much for your words Cris!!! :) That's the spirit! Every little action counts :)

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  7. This is such a lovely and heartfelt post. You're so right, with so much anger and negativity in the world, it's all the more important that we give back and spread kindness!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Gabrielle!! Exactly!! We all should set the example and start the change :)

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  8. Loved reading this beautiful post! Thank you for spreading love and kindness Andrea! :) Have a nice day!
    xx
    Shivangi
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    1. Thanks a lot for your kind words Shivangi!! So happy you liked the post!!! :)

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  9. Such a relevant post, thank you for sharing! If we all give back a little, many people can be helped :)
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    1. Thank you so much Marta!!! Yes, every little action counts to help others! :)

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  10. This is such a lovely post and so well written. I love it! :)

    Layla xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment Layla! It means a lot to me :)

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  11. Oh girl, this post resonated so much with me as I just published a very similar one in my little blog :) I am totally on the spread the love bandwagon and the truth is that we are very lucky to have all the things we do, so giving back seems only fair! Will be checking out some of these charities as I have been looking for good projects for a while as well.
    Much love from England

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  12. Thank you for sharing these with us =o) It's always important to take the time to give back <3

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