What a great weekend I had! Yesterday I went to a fundraising event put on by the Israel Idonije Foundation and met so many wonderful people. There were so many key people in attendance that were/are an integral part of the growth and viability of the IIF. I was lucky enough to meet them and spend some time with some heavy hitters.
All in all we raised over $50,000 dollars! I was so astounded and proud of the work that my brother has been doing. During a little promotional video they showed, I realized just then how there is so much more that I could be doing in the field of philanthropy.
I believe that there is something each and every one of us can DO, even though our chequing accounts aren't deep and we don't ride in luxury sedans... There is always a way that you can help someone everyday. You don't have to go to a soup kitchen regularly or sponsor a young child abroad. You can help your old lady neighbor by raking her leaves, or donate your used books, or donate your time. I really believe that I don't have to tell you how to help. We, as humans, know right from wrong. We know a 'good' thing over a 'bad' thing and are all capable of DOING.
This week I urge you to check out the Israel Idonije Foundation and see how you can help. If you can put your money where your mouth is, that's great! If not, just telling others about his work is just as important. Your words alone can motivate someone to help.