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When I was a little girl, my sister, Linda took me with her to give blood. I asked why she did that. She said, "Because I don't have money to give."

It made sense to me. We should do something to help other people (even when we need help ourselves) and you give what you have. So, in high school, I started giving blood, wrote letters for Amnesty International, did beach cleanup.

Every now and then, I have more money than time. At those times, I give money. I currently have more time than money, so I look for things on volunteermatch.org to do. Recently, a friend introduced me to volunteering at the pound. I am very glad to have joined weekends@BARC .

Through volunteering I get the benefit of meeting a lot of different people and getting the reminder of how lucky I am. I have clean water to drink. I have everything that I need and most of what I want. I am safe. I am well fed. I have a veeeeeery comfortable bed to sleep in. I am lucky. I also believe that if one day I need help, there are people to help.

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Date: 2009-04-26 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenandbronze.livejournal.com
I love volunteering; although when I tried to find some in my area in my line of work to get experience during the summer when school was out for me, it was hard to find.

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Date: 2009-04-27 04:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] britishcowgirl.livejournal.com
Ohhh I like Linda's philosophy

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