little things for social change

3rd March 2014

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Three things you can do on your phone for the developing world

1. UNICEF’s Tap Project: How long can you go without touching your phone? For every ten minutes you go (with this website open), a sponsor donates enough money for a child to have clean water for a day.

2. Charity Miles: With this app, you choose your favorite charity, and a sponsor donates for every mile you walk/run/bike. I just leave it on all day at school and it registers all that I walk between classes!

3. Donate a Photo: You’re going to take the selfies anyway, so why not contribute to a good cause? For every picture you donate, Johnson and Johnson donates $1 to a charity of your choice.

Have a great day, hope everyone’s in the best of health and enjoying themselves

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16th February 2014

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Raise money for children in developing countries by doing nothing. Literally nothing.

For UNICEF’s Tap Project this year, just open this link on your phone. For every minute you don’t touch your phone, enough water for one child for one day will be donated.

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6th January 2014

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We need this in Chicago

Chicago Warming Center Locations.


Baltimore and Chicago readers, be aware!
Not in either city? Reblog with your locations info, too.

Hotline #:
Baltimore: 410-433-5175 for Baltimore Area Homeless Shelters 24-Hour Hotline
Boston: 617-534-2526 for Friends of Boston’s Homeless or dial 311
Chicago: 311
Detroit: 1-800-274-3583 and 1-800-343-4427 (starting on Monday at 6 a.m.)
Kansas City, Mo.: 816-474-4599
New York City: 311
Milwaukee: 211
Minneapolis: 211
Philadelphia: 215-232-1984 for the Project HOME Homeless Outreach Hotline
Portland: 211
Richmond: 211
San Francisco: 311
Seattle: 211
St. Louis: 314-802-5444 for the Housing Resource Center hotline (between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Mon-Friday)
Thunder Bay, Ontario: 807-620-7678 for the SOS team (operates between 2 p.m. and 2 a.m.)
Toronto: 311
Washington, D.C.: 1-800-535-7252 for the Hypothermia Hotline

I’d like to advise, however, try and check in with the person you’re aiming to help.Some of the options available (especially where it’s not an official system hotline, but it’s a city information line) may NOT be safe options for people.It may seem like splitting hairs, but sometimes the reasons people aren’t already in shelters of some sort is because it’s really not a viable option. If the person is okay with it, go for it. Otherwise, try and double check, or see if there’s anything else you can offer to help them out.Hypothermia is no joke, but neither is the high risk (as in NYC) that they may be otherwise harmed by being forcibly picked up, or picked up without their prior notification/warning/consent.

^^

Why doesn’t Atlanta have one. .. where do our homeless go???????

AtlantaMartha Brown United Methodist Church will open up its doors for the next three nights as a Temporary Freeze Shelter for those seeking refuge from the cold temperatures which are expected to plunge into the 20s this week.
The church, located at 468 Moreland Ave. SE. will offer shelter from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Those staying the night will need to arrive by 9 p.m. The church also will provide dinner and breakfast to those who stay.Cobb countyMust Ministries (55 Elizabeth Church Road, Marietta) automatically opens up its shelter, “The Elizabeth Inn,” when temps drop below 32 degrees. One shelter houses woman and children, the annex houses men. They must report by 9:15 p.m. with picture ID.I can’t find any numbers but I’m sure any church will be willing to help.

inutileune:

chalkolatelover:

strugglingtobeheard:

note-a-bear:

stillhidden:

cognitivedissonance:

castielsheavenlybeard:

hushpeeps:

We need this in Chicago

Chicago Warming Center Locations.

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Baltimore and Chicago readers, be aware!

Not in either city? Reblog with your locations info, too.

Hotline #:

  • Baltimore: 410-433-5175 for Baltimore Area Homeless Shelters 24-Hour Hotline
  • Boston: 617-534-2526 for Friends of Boston’s Homeless or dial 311
  • Chicago: 311
  • Detroit: 1-800-274-3583 and 1-800-343-4427 (starting on Monday at 6 a.m.)
  • Kansas City, Mo.: 816-474-4599
  • New York City: 311
  • Milwaukee: 211
  • Minneapolis: 211
  • Philadelphia: 215-232-1984 for the Project HOME Homeless Outreach Hotline
  • Portland: 211
  • Richmond: 211
  • San Francisco: 311
  • Seattle: 211
  • St. Louis: 314-802-5444 for the Housing Resource Center hotline (between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Mon-Friday)
  • Thunder Bay, Ontario: 807-620-7678 for the SOS team (operates between 2 p.m. and 2 a.m.)
  • Toronto: 311
  • Washington, D.C.: 1-800-535-7252 for the Hypothermia Hotline

I’d like to advise, however, try and check in with the person you’re aiming to help.

Some of the options available (especially where it’s not an official system hotline, but it’s a city information line) may NOT be safe options for people.

It may seem like splitting hairs, but sometimes the reasons people aren’t already in shelters of some sort is because it’s really not a viable option.

If the person is okay with it, go for it. Otherwise, try and double check, or see if there’s anything else you can offer to help them out.

Hypothermia is no joke, but neither is the high risk (as in NYC) that they may be otherwise harmed by being forcibly picked up, or picked up without their prior notification/warning/consent.

^^

Why doesn’t Atlanta have one. .. where do our homeless go???????

Atlanta

Martha Brown United Methodist Church will open up its doors for the next three nights as a Temporary Freeze Shelter for those seeking refuge from the cold temperatures which are expected to plunge into the 20s this week.

The church, located at 468 Moreland Ave. SE. will offer shelter from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Those staying the night will need to arrive by 9 p.m. The church also will provide dinner and breakfast to those who stay.

Cobb county

Must Ministries (55 Elizabeth Church Road, Marietta) automatically opens up its shelter, “The Elizabeth Inn,” when temps drop below 32 degrees. One shelter houses woman and children, the annex houses men. They must report by 9:15 p.m. with picture ID.

I can’t find any numbers but I’m sure any church will be willing to help.

Source: sofibee137

15th November 2013

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Messages of Hope →

If you can’t contribute monetarily to the Philippenes relief effort or already have done so, look into this wonderful movement.

Type in a message to a survivor of Haiyan and it will be delivered to them hand-written with packages of essential supplies.

Let’s do what we can.

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12th November 2013

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Tumblr Tuesday: Typhoon Haiyan Relief Edition
Official GazetteDirect from the Office of the President of the Philippines.
UNICEFInspiring, enlightening updates from UNICEF’s humanitarian efforts around the world. Donations given now help supply health kits, hygiene kits, and clean water to affected Filipino communities.
Oxfam GBA look inside the lives of Filipino children currently living in evacuation zones. Citizens of Great Britain can donate £5 by texting DONATE to 70066.
Doctors Without BordersDocumenting their pursuit of a better cure for TB as well as their emergency responses to natural disasters. Cargo teams are currently prepping supplies to be sent to the Philippines, just one of the 60 countries Doctors Without Borders aids every year.
In Other NewsComprehensive but digestible daily round ups of what’s happening around the world. Stay updated on the most recent news from the Philippines, ways to help, and places to donate money to typhoon survivors.
For more ways to help our friends in the Philippines, look here.

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staff:

Tumblr Tuesday: Typhoon Haiyan Relief Edition

Official Gazette
Direct from the Office of the President of the Philippines.

UNICEF
Inspiring, enlightening updates from UNICEF’s humanitarian efforts around the world. Donations given now help supply health kits, hygiene kits, and clean water to affected Filipino communities.

Oxfam GB
A look inside the lives of Filipino children currently living in evacuation zones. Citizens of Great Britain can donate £5 by texting DONATE to 70066.

Doctors Without Borders
Documenting their pursuit of a better cure for TB as well as their emergency responses to natural disasters. Cargo teams are currently prepping supplies to be sent to the Philippines, just one of the 60 countries Doctors Without Borders aids every year.

In Other News
Comprehensive but digestible daily round ups of what’s happening around the world. Stay updated on the most recent news from the Philippines, ways to help, and places to donate money to typhoon survivors.

For more ways to help our friends in the Philippines, look here.

as if tumblr couldn’t get more awesome

31st October 2013

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Happy Halloween! Make sure you trick or treat for UNICEF, a fantastic charity devoted to children in developing countries. Or text TOT to 864233 to donate $10!

Tagged: uniceftrick or treattrick or treat for unicefhalloween

30th October 2013

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Toyota 100 Cars for Good on Facebook | Facebook →

Today, October 30, join me in voting for the wonderful VolunTEEN Nation to get a free car to transport youth w disabilities to service learning projects.

Tagged: serviceservice learningvolunteeringdisabilitiesvolunteenvolunteen nationwonderfultoyotatoyota cars for good

27th October 2013

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anch0rrss:

I will keep this photo posted for 1 week.
Every time someone Reblogs this photo I will donate 10 cent to charity: water
charity: water provides clean and safe drinking water to those who most desperately need it.After the money is donated I will post proof of donation.  
Show you care & Reblog.

neehao:

anch0rrss:

I will keep this photo posted for 1 week.

Every time someone Reblogs this photo I will donate 10 cent to charity: water

charity: water provides clean and safe drinking water to those who most desperately need it.

After the money is donated I will post proof of donation.  

Show you care & Reblog.

Source: charitywaterproject

23rd October 2013

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Repost from @unicefusa. Text SYRIA to 864233 to donate $10 towards the children of Syria #unicef #syria #help

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Repost from @unicefusa. Text SYRIA to 864233 to donate $10 towards the children of Syria #unicef #syria #help

11th October 2013

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL!!!

Tagged: international day of the girl