An old friend of mine from grade school (Canadian Martyrs) posted something on Facebook today (December 1st, 2015) that struck a nerve with me. (I hope you don’t mind me doing this or mentioning your name Janet Candido – but it’s now etched in stone lol)
Her post was: “We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now we have Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back…”
…and although it was centred in a Toronto charity, wouldn’t it be great for everyone to do ‘something’ for the homeless every Tuesday?
With all of the chatter on social media about ‘why take in the refugees when our own homeless problems need to be addressed’ …well….how about putting our money where our mouths are and lets say we all get a Facebook coalition together to put a concerted effort into just that…?
It could be something as small as making sure to give something to the food bank every Tuesday…to taking a homeless person out for lunch….giving them some good clothes… a bath…. small things that would make a huge difference…
I think it would be amazing!!!
Take pictures of the activities…..Showing ‘humans with other humans’….
Pipe dream? Bleeding heart? I don’t think so about the latter. Most of us don’t want the government to redirect our tax dollars into programs without our say so… so why not do a huge movement with all of us giving our ‘own’ money and time where we believe it should go?
I must congratulate my son Carman for spearheading this campaign on Facebook. This new page (less than 12 hours old on this date December 2nd, 2015) is getting new visits and ‘likes’ from hundreds of people all over the world. This has definitely touched a nerve with people. I like the idea of doing things for people and posting your adventures in doing so. There’s many many stories out there… and as Carman has said, “we are all living one or two wrong decisions from homelessness…”
Think about that…. we are all… we are everyone…