This is not the actual thank you for the award I just received. But I saw something today I wanted to share, and it answers one of the award questions: whether I have a cause.
The answer is YES. I don’t talk about my cause on this blog, or my Mother’s background in social services, or how I volunteered for “Meals on Wheels” as a child, even on Christmas Day, or any of the work I’ve done on Boards for social service organizations.
I don’t write about it because it’s never come up, as far as I can remember. I don’t think anyone reads this blog to hear me pontificate on my political or social views. Sex sells, baby. But hey, if I’m wrong, by all means let me know.
The primary focus of my charitable financial giving has been to organizations that provide direct assistance to those who cannot support or defend themselves. That includes animals, but primarily people – specifically those who live in poverty, and those who are abused. I also donate money to Cancer research due to family history.
Giving money is one thing. Giving time is another. Since I was my son’s age, I have given my time to these organizations. Until recently, I have also put my business knowledge and fundraising skills to use as a Board member. I had to give it up when I took the job in another country, since I couldn’t commit the time. Once my ex returns, I will get back on another board.
I saw this video today and thought I should share it. You may want a kleenex nearby. Just saying.
If desired you can read the background here: Distractify | They thought they were going into a shelter and it was a five-star restaurant