Today I am going to overview some highlights of ‘A Helping Hand.’ It’s always important to know where you come from and realize that you may not have it perfect, but there are always others in need of your assistance. Helping people can really change your perspective on life for the better, and I encourage each of you to step outside your comfort zone and see where it may lead you.
This doesn’t necessarily have to mean helping those less fortunate, little acts of kindness towards people you are around everyday can make larger impacts than you may think. Never underestimate the power of paying it forward, and never forget that it’s better to be the one who smiled rather than the one who didn’t smile back.
There are millions of ways to help, and chances are you don’t have to look far from home. With A little research I’m sure you can get connected with a surplus of opportunities to help benefit others. Never think that because you may live in a small town that there aren't chances to help give back to the community!
Here are some “Helping Hero Highlights" for the Week!
I’m sharing with you some of the most iconic people in our society today, and what they have done to give back to those in need. Celebrities have the power to make monumental change because of the influence they have over our population, and many have put this power to good use!
Taylor Swift is involved in twenty-six charities including: The GRAMMY Foundation, Save the Music Foundation, and UNICEF. She has headed twenty-eight different causes including bullying, homelessness, and human rights. Taylor donated fifty thousand dollars to the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia and promoted literacy and bullying prevention through her own children's books. She won the 2014 Most Charitable Celebrity. “No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.”
Beyonce said, “We’re all in this together. Each and every one of us can make a difference by giving back.” Beyonce is the founder of BeyGood and is involved in twenty-six charities and supports eighteen different causes.
Ellen DeGeneres gives annually to forty five different charities, supports thirty causes and continually gives back to the community around her.
I also asked people in my class how they felt about volunteering.
Kristina Gerding: “I think volunteering is important because it gives you the chance to help others who are not as fortunate as you are, it makes you feel good inside!”
Nathan Dietlin: “Volunteering is important because it helps the community.”
Helping others can also benefit you more than you think! Pay it forward, and bless your communities with you assistance, the need is out there!
Rotsky (2015) 10 inspiring celebrity quotes about charity. Available at: http://borgenproject.org/10-inspiring-celebrity-quotes-charity/ (Accessed: 19 November 2015).