Sarah and I were both disgusted today when hearing of the atrocities occurring in Syria. It sparked her, in an act of selflessness, to create a fundraising page to offer a shred of help where it might be needed. Whilst many of us think about doing good, rarely do we actually act on it. Thankfully, I’m blessed enough to know someone willing to use some initiative. Someone who is willing to take a moment to put others before herself.
Rather than buying gifts, or sending money to help her celebrate her 26th birthday, Sarah is encouraging people to donate to the charity ‘Compassion International’ instead.
At the end of the day, this isn’t for mine or Sarah’s benefit. It doesn’t have to be your ‘gift’ to her. It’s for the benefit of those who are suffering. Those who are quickly running out of aid. Those who are helpless, and can’t fight their corner themselves anymore. Those who rely on the generosity of others to try and help them through their time of need.
The smallest amount helps. $1? $5? $50? Times are tough, and everybody knows it. You don’t have to donate the world and nobody is expecting you to. Imagine if everyone who visited this page gave $1. What’s $1? Nothing, and the total quickly adds up. Just remember that no matter how hard things might seem, we’re privileged in comparison to many, to live the lives that we do. Sometimes we lose sight of the bigger picture. Today it’s time to stop.
My friend’s birthday project. Would be much appreciated if anyone would take a look and perhaps donate to help.