Charity – Volunteer Your Time
I myself have done a lot of volunteer work in many organisations. Places like the Victorian AIDS Council, Melbourne CityMission, Anti-Cancer Council, Don Bosco Youth Centre, The Salvation Army and Here for Life. They are the ones I can remember for now but I made such good friends and had so many great experiences that I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
To have a really rich life giving to others is essential. That is why I have included this category. I hope you decide to give some of your time and let the organisations I have listed here help you find somewhere you can give and grow.
A charity I support which I would like you to know about is called Sentebale which means “forget me not”. It was founded by Prince Harry from the British Royal family with Prince Seeiso from the Lesotho Royal family.
Their mission is to transform the lives of Lesotho’s orphans and vulnerable children – the forgotten victims
of poverty and of the HIV/Aids epidemic ravaging their country. Please visit the website and consider
Donation Fact: The top 50 donors of 2008 pledged more than US$25 billion.
In 1978 Australian billionaire Richard and his wife Jeanne Pratt set up The Pratt Foundation to support charities in Australia and overseas. It is now the largest and most well known philanthropic foundation in Australia.
In the words of its mission statement, it aims “to enrich the lives of our community” and, in the words of Jeremiah, it works to fulfill this aim in a spirit of “kindness, justice and equality”.
The people who have given the most money to the world are the world’s richest man Bill Gates and his wife Melinda. Through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is the world’s largest philanthropic organisation, they have given an estimated $38 billion.
This is a unique website. It was started by a creative company based in London that wants to inspire people. You enter your details and its shows you were you are on the worlds wealth scale. You will be shocked. They are also trying to raise some money for charity. Just go here.
Did you know? Fast food giant McDonalds gives US$50million every year to charity.