How did you help someone today?

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  1. Syera Faelron

    Syera Faelron Aes Sedai

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    Not really lol its for kids and my son is to old now. I will buy things for door knockers.
    Otherwise its more an American thing isn't it. Or students to dress up and party.

    My birthday in November but meh not like i am young anymore.
     
  2. Martinis Clarkey

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    oh okay not for you...
     
  3. Polegnyn Nemeara

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    I am back to watering my church's plants after a month hiatus from being sick. It's not a huge donation of time, but it helps the plants looks healthier. Hopefully that, in turn, helps the moods of my fellow parishioners. Maybe it will also instill some confidence in my own ability to care for plants here at home.
     
  4. Onis O'Leia

    Onis O'Leia Aes Sedai

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    I did not help someone - I was helped by someone, and it was a friend talking me through a panic attack. The first I've had in many months. Friends that can do this are true gems.
     
  5. Martinis Clarkey

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    ask me after 7 and I'll be able to say I've just donated a pint of blood to NHS Blood and Transplant in the UK for use in the north western uk hospitals.
     
  6. Liam al'Eire

    Liam al'Eire Poet Laureate Aes Sedai

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    I used to be a Fire Rescue Paramedic. For a variety of reasons, I can no longer do that. This has been very difficult for me to accept.
    I recently began speaking with some of the Fire/EMS people in my community and learned that there's an issue with procedures in some stations, and services coordination on-site for emergencies. These are things I used to be in charge of at my Fire Station. After a few meetings with the chief and/or board of the local volunteer FDs, I've set up and am teaching classes on Emergency Protocol and site management. Several stations that have implemented some of the ideas have commented that they're much more efficient, and have asked me to continue on a semi-permanent basis. A few have offered to compensate me, but making sure my neighbors are as well-protected as they can be is enough.
    (And I don't feel quite as useless as I used to.)
     
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  7. Narysse a'Jahar

    Narysse a'Jahar Aes Sedai

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    I volunteered to translate this week for a workshop at work for our Hispanic clients! I'm not licensed to practice law and I'm definitely not fluent in Spanish yet, but I can at least translate for the the ones who can speak English pretty good but need a few Spanish words here and there to help. :)
     
  8. Laithean Cor'dazar

    Laithean Cor'dazar Aes Sedai Community Care Coordinator Forum Moderator

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    I am now the Troop Leader of Girl Scout Troop 686 in Ogilvie, MN
    We didn't have a troop here in town for Brownies (girls in 2nd and 3rd grade) and my daughter was terribly disappointed since it was such a huge part of our life back in Chaska. After 2 months of paperwork, and marketing, we have officially started a new GS troop! Our first official meeting is going to be on the 13th! I have so many ideas of how to show the girls of our troop ways to be leaders and volunteers in the community. It's gonna be so awesome!

    I am also the official co-leader of our 4-H club. I am the head of the horticulture department for our club and will be teaching about veggie and flower gardening to our kids. They will be learning about organic gardening, non-organic gardening, and the importance of producing vegetables that can be donated to our local food shelf. When we think of a food shelf we often think of non perishable items, but there is a growing understanding that fresh fruit and vegetables are super important as well. We will be discussing and brain storming ideas of how to grow community gardens and how to preserve the produce to support our local community.


    These are ongoing things and they aren't really something I did to help someone today per say, but they are something I am taking on to help my communities children. I think that qualifies. ;)
     
  9. Martinis Clarkey

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    interesting to Learn Laithean, I'm a Scout Leader in the UK so we might be able to get some pen freind action going between your girls and my girls? what do you think?
     
  10. Narysse a'Jahar

    Narysse a'Jahar Aes Sedai

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    Laith, if you need help with food security projects, feel free to PM me. I have a ton of resources from when I worked with food security projects myself!
     
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  11. Martinis Clarkey

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    I donated a pint of blood on Friday to NHS blood and Transplant in the UK
     
  12. Zandera Sommers

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    Today I donated some perishables to a work charity called A Place to Turn.
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    Btw I'm so sorry this image is huge. I just don't have the energy to re-size it after work.
    Anyway, this is a charity to help families in need. It's a newer initiative at work, but I understand that it will be ongoing, and collections will come every month and drop off at the local pantry.

    As you can see, a ton hasn't been donated yet, but there is a little, and I've added my jam to the pile.

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    I decided to buy some fancy jam. I mean... if you fell on hard times, would YOU want the largest jar of cheap strawberry jam at the market, to have to eat every morning until it was gone? NO! You wouldn't. That would just make you feel terrible about yourself. You would want "the good stuff".
     
  13. Martinis Clarkey

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    :joy well played Zandera. :clap possibly link up with Narysse Sedai!!!! she has some resources to donate (Post #90 above)
     
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  14. Dnae Ila

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    This reminds me of a quote I like.
    "Kindness is giving a starving person a piece of bread. Loving-kindness is putting jam on the bread."
     
  15. Martinis Clarkey

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    Even better is a shelter where warm drinks and clothing are donated.
     
  16. Dnae Ila

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    Well, obviously just chucking a slice of wonderbread at a homeless person isn't going to do much good. It just means that the flourishes, the non-essential touches that help a person feel like a human being who deserves love and not just a freeloader scraping by, that's what makes true generosity.
     
  17. Narysse a'Jahar

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    Just food insecurity resources like starting nonprofits like ag groups, food cooperatives, and farmers markets........not actual contacts with places like food pantries that would accept items like that. ;)
     
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  18. Martinis Clarkey

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    doh sorry my bad Narysse! :desk
     
  19. Maple al'Tree

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    I helped a niece colour Easter Eggs all afternoon so she wouldn't be stressed out over her sister's surgery today. She made a little basket of pretty eggs and left them with me to take care of until Easter :D
     
  20. Narysse a'Jahar

    Narysse a'Jahar Aes Sedai

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    I started an advocacy group for struggling cemeteries this month! Right now according to the people who wrote New York State's 5 year historic preservation plan, it's the *only* centralized organization for cemetery preservation, research, and advocacy in New York State, and that's huge coming from people in Albany. This weekend I do a podcast about it with a university archaeologist to help muster up interested/potential funders. :shifty