Do you have a desire to give back to causes close to your heart but maybe you’re strapped for cash? Here are five simple ideas to get you started on the road to thrifty philanthropy.
The word philanthropy literally translates to “the love of people.” While we associate the word with gaziollionaires like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, everyone can be a philanthropist. Even if you think your bank balance might suggest otherwise.
Erin Rhoads is the person behind one of Australia’s popular eco lifestyle websites on zero-waste living, therogueginger.com and author of the book Waste Not. Erin is on a mission to help show individuals the big difference we can make by throwing away less.
The zero-waste lifestyle can seem a bit overwhelming to begin with. Here, Erin shares what her own journey was like and how we can all be eco warriors by making simple changes, gradually.
Countless cheap and tacky gifts will be exchanged this month as part of office and family ‘Secret Santas.’ However, this Christmas, why not consider something more meaningful than a novelty tie or singing fish?
Experienced foster carer, Laura Baxter has found fulfillment in providing love and support to young people who need a safe home to grow as individuals, but it doesn’t come without its frustrations. Laura clears up some common misconceptions and provides an insight into the joys of being a foster carer.
So you’ve signed up for that charity challenge and committed to raise funds for a cause you’re passionate about – that’s great! Now what? It’s time to choose your method of fundraising. From head shaves to high teas, there are so many fundraising ideas, so how do you pick the one that’s right for you?
The statistics of the incidence of violence against women are frightening. The news of Eurydice Dixon’s death hit me particularly hard. Maybe it’s because she was murdered in a park that is only a few minutes’ drive from my home. Maybe it’s because she was a comedian who just wanted to bring smiles and laughter to people. I wonder if sharing my stories can make any difference. It certainly can’t hurt, so here goes.
There are countless blogs and articles providing tips on how to train for Mt Kilimanjaro, what to wear, how your boots should fit, what aperture to have your camera on for certain times of the day, and what to pack in your first aid kit – but can you ever be truly prepared for the adventure that awaits you? There were some things that I was not anticipating on my 2017 adventure to Mt Kilimanjaro. Read More
Early in 2017, after returning home from a pretty epic adventure in Africa, I had a sudden and severe relapse into anxiety. When I relapse, I now know I will get out the other side eventually so I quickly put my recovery plan into action and just make it to the end of each day until calm returns. This time around it took longer than usual… and it got a bit scary. Read More
We’ve all got a horrible toilet story, and unfortunately I have more than a few, which you can read about below. No matter how stinky, uncomfortable or embarrassing it gets though, my life has never been at risk for not being able to use a toilet, which sadly is the case for billions of people in the world right now. Read More