As I had mentioned we had been doing this MainStreet Philanthropy class taught by Ryan Ponsford on how to be a philanthropist and how donating to charity works. Our team, like many teams, ran into some problems especially on how the work was going to be distributed. We had to sit down and talk about this since it got to the point of procrastination and lack of finished work, we decided to divide the project into thirds and there was progress began to be made.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
This week I interviewed my mom because I feel like you can't ever know enough of someone even if you see them every day and they happen to be your mother. I asked her questions related to handling money, her experiences as a young woman, and what she has done in charity and community service.
I learned new things about her like how involved she is in the community, like on her days off I didn't know she helped out at food banks! She also said that it is important that I, as a young person, help out as well so that others take the hint and also make some a difference for others and see how that makes a difference in us.
A piece of advice about money she gave me that I think is very true is that if you don't know how to handle money financially and mentally, no matter how much of it you have it will never be enough. This is also makes true to the saying, "Money doesn't buy happiness." If money is your world then your world will never be complete.
Friday, April 19, 2013
We have begun contacting way more organizations and the response we have been getting is amazing! Even though I had been disappointed about a recent set back, finally contacting some people has been really motivating. I began to realize that there are so many people working to achieve my goal and that is really uplifting and I know that something great will come from this.
Friday, April 12, 2013
So after many attempts at contacting our first organization, we finally heard back from The Help Group just to be told that their board members and volunteers were too busy to talk to us. I can understand this because April is Autism Awareness month, but at the same time I am disappointed because we had thought that their board members should be willing to help anyone that wanted to help this wonderful cause.
Hey Guys I just wanted to mention that April is Autism Awareness Month.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Our first assignment in Mainstreet Philanthropy was to fill a brown paper bag with objects that were important to us. When I went home I had no idea what I was going to bring, what did I hold dear to me that would fit in this tiny bag? But when the time came I knew exactly what I wanted to bring. i brought a green penguin keychain. This keychain was given to me in the fourth grade by my best friend, she loved that keychain! So I kept it safe with me. I also bought a rock that looked like an eye, I would always see this eye and I found it weird so I kept it.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
In class we had a guest speaker, he was talking to us about philanthropy. "What is philanthropy?" I, along with others, asked myself. He explained to us that philanthropy was the love of humanity, he said that we would embark on a project that would make us understand this definition to the fullest. He gave us MAD (Make a Difference) Cards, these cards displayed various causes and ideas on charities that went along with this cause.
I learned that there were so many causes that really interested me and narrowing i down to 3 was very difficult. At the end the decision was made and I was satisfied with the decisions I made, I am excited to be researching and writing about these.