Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blogger's Unite



Today is Blog Action Day and the topic this year is Poverty. I was excited to get the heads up about this day from one of my favourite blogger's, Pia.  It gives me goose bumps to think that blogger's are able to unite together for one day to speak about poverty. 

I have been blessed with work and a home - never experiencing poverty.  A small way I can help is to provide assistance and stimulate awareness for this day.  There are many wonderful groups and organisations here and overseas that are doing something to try and reduce poverty.  So.... Leave a comment on this post within the next few days and I will donate two dollars per comment to the Nakuru Baby Orphanage in Kenya - an amazing couple,  Ivan and Mary,  sold their home in Australia four years ago and moved to Kenya with their family to start the orphanage where they now look after 35 babies and children.  I encourage you to take a look at how much they have achieved in such a short time. 

So all you have to do is read this post and more importantly...comment!!  

33 comments:

Kimberlee said...

Aren't you fantastic Amanda, Count me in for making a comment! x

Kimberlee said...

PS - do you mind if I copy? - and note, this doesn't have to count as another comment!! he he x

OLIVEAUX said...

Yay! Thanks Kimberlee!!

Amanda said...

You're so wonderful Amanda! I'd never heard of the Nakuru Baby Orphanage but it sounds like marvellous work they're doing.

Thank you. xx

Cote de Texas said...

What a great idea!!!

thanks for the comment too - much appreciated.
Joni

Millie said...

Fabulous prompt for us all Amanda! I don't count my blessings enough, I have so many, so no excuses now.
Millie ^_^

Mélanie said...

I've never heard about this organisation ! Wonderful post !

Emma @ White and Wander said...

I too have copied Amanda! I love the idea and always jump at the chance to be involved in humanitarian action, even if it is from our living rooms! I think the orphanage sounds like a fantastic cause, what wonderful people that family must be xx

Porchlight Interiors said...

Great post Amanda! So important to support a great cause and what better cause than these beautiful African children. Very inspiring! Tracey x

MIMILEE said...

How wonderfully noteable of you, Amanda......Poverty is often overlooked and it's a shame too. I have also been blessed not to have experienced it. You don't have to look very far to find POVERTY and I commend you for bringing our attention to this sadly prevalent condition.
Thanks so much!

Courtney said...

I was so excited when I read about the day courtesy of Pia also, and I blogged it today too!

I click over here from Kimberlee's blog, and I think it is brilliant you are donating based on comments! I hope you get lots and lots!

Content in a Cottage said...

I support this post! Thanks for bring such a worthy organization to our attention.

I have alread posted twice on my blog for Blog Action Day.

Richiesliv DÅ och NU said...

HI Amanda!

Great job! I will spread & post this too tomorrow (SE time) so swedish bloggers might open their minds helping the needy.

I myself, had sent 3 boys in school since they we're in grade school. All of them finished college at the university of Marine School where I came from. All are seamen. 1 is working now, 1 is on the way to take a tasks in Europe & the 3rd one is still in training.

I supported the whole school where I went in elementary & high school.
Bought their daily needs & books & even their lunch & dentist. Am not rich but my heart is.

My project this time is to gather how many computers as I can & send to this school. My problem is how to get a support from the Swedish government for the shipping. As a private person sending electronics, it can ruin my economy. But, HE look at me and give me the right way.

Million thanks for giving the ladies this idea.

JOB WELL DONE!

kouji haiku said...

my $2. :) it's good of you to do this.

for my part, i turn to sites like freerice (rice donation), kiva (microfinance), and goodsearch (donation per search), as ways to help alleviate poverty online. i also put up their banners on my blog. :)

it's great that you're participating in blog action day. :) i especially appreciate it as i come from a country where poverty is endemic.

Anali said...

What a wonderful and generous idea! ; )

karen said...

this is such a great idea! i love seeing all of the bloggers out in full force!

OLIVEAUX said...

Fabulous! All these great comments and charities you are all involved in. Keep the comments coming! Amanda x

katiecrackernuts said...

There are so many inspiring stories out there and so many people willing to give of themselves to do something for the wider community we all belong to.
Thank you for your contribution.

viera said...

Thank You Amanda!

vicki archer said...

Bravo Amanda - what a pleasure to post a comment.

josephine said...

how incredibly magnanimous of you! yes, this coming together of the blogging community gives me goosebumps, too. the energy is positively electric!

Callie Grayson said...

what a wonderful blessing you are:)
callie

Les Cotrions said...

What a great initiative! How lovely and tender kids!
Have a nice day!
Vale

muralimanohar said...

Very cool post. Love the idea of the contributions. :)

mondo cherry said...

Ivan and Mary are doing some great work over in Africa. Thanks for letting us know about them. A wonderful subject to post on.
Clare

Willow Decor: said...

What a wonderful idea and generous of you!

Anonymous said...

So very kind of you. Thank you for the donation and for the moment you gave me to reflect on how very fortunate I am.

Villa Anna said...

Am I too late? My apologies. Lovely idea Amanda, bravo girl!

Anna :)

OLIVEAUX said...

Wow, thanks everyone!!!
I will not be making the transaction until Monday morning so any comments until then will be counted. Amanda xx

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Dear O,

I 'm so hoping I'm not too late!! If I'd realised you'd posted on this, I would have mentioned it on my Absolutely Beautiful Things post

Good on you girl!

Felicity

lily-g said...

You are amazing and what a lovely thing to do I'm working on a project next year for charity, its a great feeling to give back and appreciate all we have.

OLIVEAUX said...

Thanks Felicity & Judy!!

Angel said...

I love this idea! Blessings!