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A while back we did the did a community outreach thing where we had members of the community adopt families for holidays. We've been discussing turning it into a club, that would essentially be run by the community, for the community, and would
A while back we did the did a community outreach thing where we had members of the community adopt families for holidays. We've been discussing turning it into a club, that would essentially be run by the community, for the community, and would focus on giving back in a broader sense, meaning that it doesn't have to be limited to sponsoring a family or something like that. It could be planting a tree, or anything else that would involve giving back to your community in some way.
What are your thoughts on that as a whole? What are your ideas for how people can donate to a cause without it having to involve Eden Points each time?
I would love to participate, but it depends on the reach. I couldn't sponsor a family for the Community Outreach program because I am in Canada...
Very soon I will be living in rural Mexico, with LOTS of opportunities to help people. In fact, I already have an idea in mind... But if I won't be able to participate based on my location, that puts a damper on things.
As far as gathering people to donate, we can just rally to have people donate directly - set up a way for people to make $ donations through Paypal or other donation-gathering websites.
We could also organize community initiatives - like you said, planting a tree - where people commit to going out and doing something good for their home community, the environment, etc. Maybe have a monthly meeting where we discuss 1 global issue that we can each individual take responsibility for acting on in our own lives and communities, and 1 local community issue that we can all help someone else out with, whatever their needs?