What's the Challenge? Assume the role of spokesperson, championing for your favorite cause, for a self appointed # of texts, status updates, hours or days.
What's the Point? To give a boost up to those who want to help but don't know where the need is great, what resources are required and/or how to access the proper people in order to participate in the cause.
Different approaches to this challenge could be:
*...that every person (regardless of age, skill level or financial status) is capable of making a difference in someone's life.
*Highlighting the variety of projects people have undertaken all over the world. Sending a donation is just a fraction of cause action in this age of info sharing. 'Giving' can range from shoe/clothing/food/toy collection, a lemonade stand (sound familiar?) myth-busting, petitioning (I recently signed a petition penned by an elementary student to Crayola to initiate a recycling program for their markers).... Find the creative ways people are helping out there! Everyone can act 'big' in simple ways.
*Emphasizing the range of causes (from eco-awareness, religious tolerance, literacy, animal welfare, supporting the troops, keeping the arts in public schools, etc...) and finding one that hits home.
Some Helpful Tips Before You Get Started
- If you are doing this challenge with kids, choosing local causes will further highlight their individual impact on their own community as well as the community's need for individual action. Ex/ if you choose to promote animal welfare, learn what you can about the shelters in your area.
-When sharing information, put yourself in the shoes of someone who wants to act but is without direction on where, why and how.
+website info (the url, the cause, and a brief description of what kind of help is
+stories of your own interaction with a cause. How you helped and volunteer
information on how others can participate.
- If this is a role you assume on a daily basis already, share your most valuable
information on how best to spread the word and rally enthusiasm for a cause.
- For a bit more inspiration before getting started visit the post 'The Champion's Call' at www.crystalmwaring.blogspot.com