By Bronte Kass This week, replace your search engine with Ecosia! Ecosia, founded in 2009, is a company that plants trees with its ad revenue; you search the web, and the ads generate income for tree planting projects in Burkina Faso, … Continue reading Ecosia – Plant Trees with Every Search!
By Michelle Liu In 2008, I traveled to China and only planned to visit my relatives. However, the trip turned into a much more meaningful experience. When I visited the countryside where my family used to live, I noticed many young children in the area were not at school, but working out in the rice field with their parents. I had the opportunity to talk to the children and their parents. It was heartbreaking to learn that their family did not have the money to send them to school. Although most of the parents wanted their children to get an … Continue reading The Struggle for an Education
by Charles McWilliams “In order to get something, you first need to give” –Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Many successful businessmen and entrepreneurs practice this basic property of reciprocity. Those who we consider ‘rich’ are often capable of giving much more than those we may consider ‘poor’ and I’m not referring to monetary assets by any means. Those who are ‘rich’ are capable of giving value to others, and this is precisely why they tend to receive so much. Yet, one more important principle works imperatively with the basic properties of reciprocation, especially when applied to human interaction: one must give … Continue reading “The Power of Giving”
By Andrea Xu, Marketing Intern/Executive Assistant to the CEO In our busy society, it is so easy to forget how far a small, random act of kindness can go. In an age where everyone is glued to his or her iPhones, emails, and personal planners, we have become so absorbed in our own bubbles that sometimes we forget that we are still surrounded in a community, a community where issues such as homelessness are still prevalent. And this is where A Good Idea steps in. A Good Idea encourages positive social change that connects people with others who want to … Continue reading A Good Idea Indeed
By Andrea Xu, Marketing Intern/Executive Assistant to the CEO As with the rest of the UnivesalGiving team, I love to give back, and have been taught the power of community involvement from an early age. One thing that really drew me to UniversalGiving was the fact that all of these nonprofit organizations that you can volunteer or donate to are top, legitimate organizations from all over the world. Just like UniversalGiving, SelflessTee has shown a creative yet simple way to give back. Started by Danny B., one of the founders of SelfessTee, Danny raised over $11,000 from selling t-shirts, using … Continue reading Philanthropy with a Fashionable Twist
By Karis Ingram I wasn’t always the most athletic kid growing up, but I did love to play. I remember not being able to wait for break in school, so that I could play handball, kickball or double dutch. Once the recess bell rang, I would race my friends to the playground to get first dibs on a ball. I lived for playing and having fun – it was my life. Playing sports and games helped me improve my health habits, and helped me develop socially, physically, and mentally. I can’t imagine what my childhood would have been like if … Continue reading Little Feet takes Big Kick for Change
By Cheryl Mahoney Did you watch the Oscars last night? I was happy about Up, Sandra Bullock, and Star Trek‘s make-up award, so it was a good evening. And in between the ballgowns and the music, the film clips and the tributes, there was something else I was happy about too. Did you catch the commercial about Geoffrey Canada and the Harlem Children’s Zone? They’re helping thousands of at-risk children stay in school, go to college, and succeed. Or did you see the commercial with Yvon Chouinard, talking about how rock climbers can protect the environment they’re exploring? These were two … Continue reading Take Part in a Small Step to Change the World