I believe that service is one of the greatest gifts we have to give to God, to others and the way we change our self-most for the good. When we are in the service of our fellow beings we are in the service of our God it is true. But did you know that there are so many other benefits too? Some that you may not even have guessed. I have a post you can read more about it HERE.
As my family grew, I always made sure we were doing something in the way of helping and reaching out, even when it was not convenient or easy, because it taught my kids to serve and share; which is the greatest talent and skill I needed to teach them.
These are just a few of the many wonderful organizations and groups that you can find to help and that would benefit from your time and energy. I encourage you to look at these, or another worthy source as well as making sure to finding those within our neighborhood who need you also.
Periodically, as A Mother’s Shadow family we will be doing a group project for these particular organizations. You will be notified in email, on the blog and other ways so you can participate and share in the fun we will have doing this together.
I personally thank you for all your sacrifice to your family, your neighbors and those who will never know the good you do. May you be blessed beyond measure as your countenance radiates the noble and virtuous shadow you are for others to follow.
This is a wonderful site that is for everyone to find a one-time, or regular service opportunities. If you want something for you, your family or a group of friends to do to help others, this is the place! Whether it isn’t in your budget, or the skies the limit, there is a perfect fit here.
Then look up opportunities to volunteer in your community here by clicking on the projects link at the top left corner.
Days For Girls
I was very surprised to learn that in some places in the world girls were not allowed at school, or even out of their homes during ‘that time of the month’ because they did not have access to products, or the education of what and why it happens. This organization has created patterns for kits to be sewn that make up perfect little pouches of reusable feminine hygiene supplies to be washed and used for a few years! It’s inspired and will make it possible for girls all around the world to be educated and not miss days from their life every month.
Right from their blog site is this shocking information: “Human Trafficking is a $150 Billion industry worldwide. That’s enough money to buy the entire Starbucks franchise, every team in the NBA, and still have enough to send every kid in the U.S. to college.”
I was first introduced to Operation Underground Railroad at a blog conference where the movie “The Abolitionists” was being shown. I was appalled! This is a tragedy that occurs all over the United States and in every single place in the world – every day to helpless, defenseless children. There is much to be done by educating ourselves, being courageous enough to stop this horrendous evil and working with this organization as we can.
Operation Underground Railroad’s mission is to shine a light to the world on the global epidemic of child sex trafficking, and in doing so rescue children from slavery and assist law enforcement in the prosecution of trafficking offenders. We place children in safe havens providing appropriate recovery aftercare.
How can you help? Click here to read stories and on the bottom of the first page it tells how $5 can save a child! http://ourrescue.org/blog/
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