Something Inspiring

January 16, 2010 at 12:45 pm (Real Life) ()

I was browsing Cakewrecks, a site that I first started following because it is hilarious, when I saw something very interesting for a site usually concerned with bad decorating choices. In response to the Haiti crisis, they urged people to support Doctors Without Borders, a charity that they originally brought to attention during Christmas. Following links on the site, I found the info about their charity countdown over the holidays. Each day, a different charity was highlighted and a page created for donations. The goal was for each reader to donate a dollar to the charity, if not more, and with everyone’s help, to raise $10,000 dollars a day. Many goals were met, some were not, but the results were still astounding.

The charities highlighted over two weeks covered a wide range of causes: Heifer International , Share our Strength, Puffy Paws Kitty Haven , To Write Love on Her Arms, and Free The Slaves, to name a few of the charities.

The one that stood out the most to me was called Love 146, a group of people dedicated to ending child sex trafficking and slavery. The story of the founding of the organization is particularly touching and terrifying, and you can read it here if you would like.

I thought that this was an amazing idea, and a beautiful image of human kindness and love. That a couple of people with a blog could change so many lives by just asking people to donate a little time and a little money. In all the crisis, tragedy, evil, and greed in the world today, it is refreshing and reassuring to see people willing to reach out and help others.

For the full list of charities supported, as well as links to all the sites and donation pages, go to the Cakewrecks Charity Countdown page.

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