What a magical day 💫
I headed to the @soupkitchenlondon for their traditional Christmas party 🎄
We invited our friends to join us for a hot roast dinner with all the trimmings, hundreds of mince pies and as many chocolates as they could manage😍 Everyone also received a bag full of goodies that will help make the cold nights a little more bearable.
For some, this will be the closest they get to a Christmas Day, the only chance they get to pull a cracker or the only present they receive.
It was such a bittersweet experience. On the one hand it felt amazing to sit with them, serve them heart warming meals and give them the attention they deserve but on the other hand it’s heart breaking to see so many people struggling on the streets. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @soupkitchenlondon has opened my eyes to wanting to do more. Sadly, I can’t volunteer all the time, but the wonderful team there have educated me on how I can help when walking around London. Whenever I see a rough sleeper, I am sure to make eye contact, smile, say hello and actually acknowledge them. I will apologise if I don’t have any spare change and wish them well. If I can, I will ask them if I can get them anything to eat or drink but I’ll never walk past and pretend they don’t exist.
I’ve been volunteering here for about 2 years now and have got to know a few people quite well. I sat with them today and they filled me with so much positivity. One man said ‘I may be homeless, but I’m not hopeless. Just because I’m in a bad situation doesn’t mean my life is bad. I find reasons to smile and today has been one of them’. We all forget that sometimes, don’t we? We get trapped in our egos, our jobs and social media. This Christmas, we should all make a vow to truly be present, to be grateful for family and shelter. Anything more than that is a bonus. It’s easy to lose sight of how lucky we are.
Me and a friend have decided to do some charity this Christmas.
We‘ll be baking vegan cookies and give them out to homeless people.
We know we’re not changing their lives, but at least for a moment they won’t feel forgotten on this holy night!
If you’d like to help us financially, with your time or in any other form please let me know!
"I took 40 minutes to reach the nearest A&E and it was the weirdest experience I think I have ever felt. Waves of numbness and confusion came over me, I couldn’t speak properly, I was so thirsty but when I drank water I couldn’t swallow properly and it ran out the side of my mouth. I couldn’t quite comprehend what was happening to me." Read the incredible story of Stroke Survivor, Tim Wyatt, on our website > Survivor Stories (link in bio.)
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Holidays are all about Giving Back to the community. Join LAKO and @unionrescuemission in giving away Your unwanted Toys and Boxing Gloves, to the less fortunate. Drop off at LAKO anytime, during business hours before 12/23
The votes have been counted and the results are in! With an overwhelming majority, nearly 60% of you across Facebook and Instagram voted for:
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Thank you all for participating, and congratulations to those who suggested Ebb and Flo - Jon Mojmm and Annabelle Forse on Facebook, and @natezero27 on instagram.
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We are floored at the generosity of some of our amazing #SDFC team members that helped out a charity, and adopted some needy children to provide them with holiday gifts this season. The kids sent over wishlists of real basics: clothes, socks, shoes - Things that we often take for granted. We are just so proud of our team that went above and beyond their wishlists, and sent lots of fun and educational toys, a bike, tablets and more, to make sure these children have the best holiday season ever! #SDFC#love#community#donate#charity#support#family#instagood#makeadifference#givingback ❤️❤️❤️
BREAKING NEWS: Police brutality against students of Jamia Millia Islamia University protesting against Islamophobic citizenship law
The 2019 amendment of the citizenship law allows Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsees and Christians who migrated to India from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan to become citizens. It also allows them to file expedited citizenship claims after six years of residency, down from a residency requirement of 11 out of the last 14 years in the original law
The amendment leaves Muslims off the list of protected groups, however. Many political analysts and human rights experts argue that the government designed the law explicitly to exclude Muslim asylum seekers from the possibility of acquiring refugee status in India and, eventually, citizenship
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We invite you to partner with LLS today as we work to break the cycle of recidivism for this young family by helping gather much needed resources that will help them attain stability. Cearra Campbell, 22, is presently under Federal and County Probation Supervision and is working desperately to turn her life around for her and her one year old daughter, Aniyah. At present, the family is residing Ata women's shelter. If you are interested in giving this holiday season, contact us today! Happy Holidays! 🎄 #bethechange#thisislove#thisiscomminity#wecandothis#together#sharingiscaring#rochester#charity#tistheseason#happyholidays
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This exceptional caviar comes from a marriage between the Sturgeon Acipenser Schrenkii and the Acipenser Dauricus. Raised in a protected lake, where maritime traffic is prohibited, the Sturgeon Fry, from the same wild species, are raised in a perfect environment, in order to guarantee a caviar of sensational quality.
The white caviar comes from sturgeon whose eggs are albino. This genetic mutation is very rare. The product of excellence that we offer is characterized by the size of the grains as well as the rare color of the albino egg, the result of age and the physiological evolution of the species. This gives the caviar, a firm texture and a sublime taste. Only a few fish among thousands can provide us with this rare and unique pleasure.
This Caviar is just one of the many lots of fine food that we will be selling during the Christmas auction.
You can browse the full auction catalogue from the link below:
ARTHUIS is pleased to invite you to participate in its Christmas & Fine Food auction on December 19th at 6 pm in Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 90, Brussels. On monday from 10am you are welcome to visit us for the auction preview.
The preview takes place on the 16th-19th December from 10 am to 6 pm, with the exception of Tuesday 17th from 10 am to 21 pm. For further inquiries, you are welcome to contact us directly via email@example.com
Grateful to our creative and ambitious champions of hearing health like @freerdavid who was born with hearing loss after his mother contracted German measles during pregnancy. He is now raising funds for research through a fitness challenge!
You can give to his campaign on our Facebook page: facebook.com/HearingHealthFoundation
Double Your Donation to Be Brave for Life!
Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! Talk with a human resources representative in your office to see if it’s possible.
Fazenda Sao Jorge Welcomes Volunteers (🇧🇷) "Work with us on our cacao farm and contribute to a life-changing experience for us and yourself.
Volunteers stay in a pretty and fully catered accommodation for 20 to 25 labor hours per week.
A one-day quality activity is included". Find out more:
I may look like a simple Christmas distraction, but I am one of many pieces of knitwear created by the Southwell Yarn Bomb Project. We began life in 2017 when town councillor Mrs Sue Rodgers wanted to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society and the Young Archaeologists Club (YAC) — both causes important to Mrs Rodgers.
In 2018 almost 4,000 knitted and crocheted items were placed around Southwell to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. Bollard covers featured the name of Southwell people who died in the conflict.
So next time we appear on a street corner or cover a bollard, try to find out what cause we're supporting and join us.
This is Amira. 12 years old. She wears a pearl hijab and loves to learn in class. Amira is real. She isn’t made up. She has a name. A face. A favourite colour. A smile. When we talk about Orphan housing. We’re talking about real children. Real. Think about that for a second. Visit the bio to help Amira in any way you can.