Holiday plans and various other commitments have been interfering with my writing and movie watching lately. Hopefully I’ll have some new things posted later this week, but in the meantime I wanted to mention that today is a Bloggers Unite event that I’m taking part in.
So what is Bloggers Unite? From the website: “It’s an initiative designed to harness the power of the blogosphere to make the world a better place. It tries to challenge bloggers to blog about a particular social cause on a single day so a single voice can be joined with thousands of others to help make some kind of positive difference in the world. Today’s theme is Acts of Kindness and it aims at putting a human face on bloggers responsible for so much good in the world. The goal is to expose their kindness and generosity as well as serve as an example to non-bloggers that volunteering for a charity, donating to a cause, or simply doing something kind for another person has a ripple effect around the world.”
Since the season of sharing is upon us, I wanted to mention that I plan on giving to a charity I try to give a little something to every year and that is Toys for Tots. I collect toys as an adult, but I know what it’s like to have to go without on Christmas, and I hope by giving to Toys for Tots every year that one less kid will be without a toy to play with on Christmas day.
Around this time of year, I also try and give to some other causes that I personally think are worthwhile. A few other organizations I try to support whenever I’m able include the independent news organization Democracy Now, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and my local PBS stations. I may only send them $5 or $10 every year, but I know my dollars are going toward good causes that are important to me. If there are any charities you like to give to during the holidays, please feel free to share them in the comments below!
I’ll give the last word on “Acts of Kindness” and peace on earth to my favorite Beatle, John Lennon:
Official “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” video from the Imagine Peace website