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Giving back to the community


#1

hi guys,

I’m sure that you, like me, enjoy using fiverr and earning money from it.

I had an idea that I thought maybe you might want to go along with me.

How about every seller gives a certain portion of his income to a good cause? For example, me. I give 10$ of my income (not only fiverr) for cancer patients. It gives you a great satisfaction feeling and is just a great way to return a favor to your society.

What do you think?

Isaac

QualityDesignz team


#2

That’s a lovely idea and a timely reminder, but of course a very personal choice. There are thousands of options to donate money, time, services and goods. For example, I used to donate to the United Way every week from my paycheck, when I worked. Every year I give hundreds of handmade hats, mittens & scarves to my local women’s shelter, a local charity that supports patients with HIV/AIDS & their families, and a support center for military families. I donate clothing & household goods to Goodwill & the Salvation Army a couple times a year. I give nonperishable food to a local food pantry. I volunteer once a month at a local soup kitchen. Over the years I have driven cancer patients around, delivered meals to people in need, volunteered as a nurse at blood drives & blood pressure clinics & used to donate blood before I was in an accident that left me unable to do so anymore. I regularly give money to an environmental defense fund (local chapter), the World Wildlife Federation, a variety of humane societies, a local group which provides practical & monetary help to any local person or family who needs it, nutrition programs for poor children throughout the world & dozens of other groups which promote causes which I support. I’ve made helmet liners for American troops in Afghanistan & other locales where the climate can be cold. I’ve made dozens of hats & blankets for newborns in poor undeveloped communities, which can save lives. I did these things as a single mom & continued after becoming disabled, so if I can manage it there’s really no reason anyone can’t help out somewhere just once or twice a month.

I don’t happen to believe in god or organized religion, but I have hundreds of friends who do & they participate in & support many charitable works through their churches & temples. These are just a few of the many ways anyone can help make the world a better place. Personally, I think volunteering your time is more fulfilling than cutting a check, but many charitable groups wither away & die without both funds and helpers.


#3

Reply to @celticmoon: That’s exactly what I’m talking about. Some of these options are not so easy and they are harder to do, for instance donating blood so we can all find something that they think is the right thing for them and do it.

Isaac