18 ways to serve the poor and show what a Teenager is!!

  1. Knit sweaters for the poor…Every night is a winter to them. Let them not die of Hypothermia during the nights. Gift them a morning.
  2. Bored on Sundays? Visit a Pension Pay office. Procedure to get it is simple but Innocence makes it a big deal. Go help innocents get their Pension.
  3. If you are really a student, Literate a child.
  4. Crossed the age of reading child story-books? Do they still lie in your wardrobe? Gift a library to the nearby Christian missionary.
  5. Missing your expired granny? Go to Senior Citizen centers. Give them your ear n Listen to their stories. They sound more interesting.
  6. Is web-designing your hobby? Design web pages for seed charity organizations which lack proper publicity.
  7. Fed up with 1 rupee coins in your shelves? Get a Kiddy bank, fill it n gift it to the 1st ranker in your nearby government school.
  8. May be you are not too small to, same time your heart is also not too small. Coconut water lover? Drink ‘em. Make the person cut the coconut and give the coconut meat  to the old beggars sitting beside. Hydrate them with smiles.
  9. Mum got you a shot that is too short to wear? Donate it. Things are never short to the small children over the street.
  10. Left over food after your cousin’s marriage? Call 1098…They’ll take the food and distribute to the poor. Their blessings are more powerful.
  11. Don’t want to get into routine software jobs? Become a Social work and get paid for your service.
  12. None knows if there is another birth and you need your eyes. Sign on eye-donation papers and let your family members know that. Your eyes will live even after you die.
  13. Do you ignore blood donations? Do you think there is enough blood in the country? You are wrong. There are still Thalassemia patients.
  14. Is Facebook your home page? Change it to some social service site. Some or the other day, you’ll get time to watch it.
  15. Christmas night? You yourself become a Santa clause. Gift the children sleeping on roadsides. Let them celebrate the Christmas too.
  16. Free periods at the college? Why not give a presentation on the plight of the poor?
  17. Planned to watch a film and houseful board at the hall-gate? Hold a clothing drive along with your friends. It will make your day.
  18. Stop keeping books to collect gift money in marriages. Replace ‘em with Donation box. More money will go into it. Donate it and enjoy the difference.
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I want to help needy and poor people but I don’t have money. How can I help them?

Firstly I’m happy that still people exist who wants to help poor and needy out of their busy schedules nd work which rolls on their head from dawn to dusk.

You don’t have to be a Mother Teresa but small things that you do to them brings Change and will make them happy.

Here are few things that you can do:

  1. When you see a homeless person around you offer them food than giving money.
  2. Give your books and any old clothes to the needy.
  3. Raise your voice against child labour and bring awareness that education is important and can make their lives better.
  4. If you see anyone is sad then just go and ask them. It’s not that their pain vanishes but maybe they are looking for an ear to listen their pain.

Money is not the only criteria to help the needy. It’s the helping hand and heart what does.

Be a freesoul to help the needy and poor.

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How to Help Improve the Lives of the Poor

Poverty is a tragic condition that afflicts millions of people around the globe. Many struggle to obtain basic necessities and to provide for themselves and their families, yearning for a prosperous life free from the incessant distractions and anxieties of an impoverished way of living.

Fortunately, rates of extreme poverty are falling around the globe, and drastically so, thanks to the advent of government reforms/market liberalization. As reassuring as it can be to remain conscientious of the significant progress occuring in our world, however, millions still remain under the poverty line; economic progress, while ongoing, is not inevitable, and still necessitates committed efforts as a society to ensure the welfare of all people. Nonetheless, there are numerous ways which you contribute towards the cause of further eradicating poverty.

Educate yourself. There are many ways that poverty is linked to reproductive rights, to workers’ rights, to environmental justice. By educating yourself, you will figure out where your time and energy is best spent in helping the impoverished gain the skills and the power they need to help themselves.

  • There is a good deal of research that shows how the cycle of poverty is linked to the criminal justice system, which does little to re-educate its felons. Especially in a country like the india. the downward spiral of prisoners fuels their poverty and is a system that must change. This toxic feedback loop is especially difficult for people of color, who are already usually disenfranchised by poverty and the structure of society today.
  • Reproductive rights are linked to poverty. Access to reproductive control, especially for women, means fewer children, which typically links to higher education and higher opportunities for work. Reproductive health programs mean fewer teenage pregnancies and better education for women.

Donate. Donations to your local and global organizations are incredibly important. Many of these organizations rely on donations to survive and serve their communities. Make sure you know where your money is going if you’re donating money. You want to be sure that the organization is actually helping people.

  • Make a pledge to give up some treat for a month (like fancy coffee, or chocolate, or clothes shopping) and use the money that you save to donate to a local or global charity or non-profit.
  • Other than money you can donate food, clothing, toiletry items, old furniture, toys and books to local shelters and programs. These donations help people in straitened circumstances.
  • There is a variety of books for prisoners programs in various cities. See if your city or town has one. If not, maybe try to start one. Making sure that prisoners are getting the education they need (and often, have been denied) will help them to become productive members of society rather than stuck in the criminal justice system for the rest of their life.

Volunteer. There are tons of ways to help out in your community through direct action. Ask at your local religious organization, or non-profit. Check out programs at your local library and see if they need assistance.

  • There are many different groups that you can work with: children, the elderly, the mentally ill, the homeless, women. You’ll need to decide which group you want to focus on.
  • You can do things like teaching a course in resume development, computer skills. You could start up a local community garden and teach courses on how to grow sustainable food. A large number of people who are poor cannot afford to buy much produce, so teaching them a sustainable and cheap way to grow their own food, could help alleviate some of that vitamin deficiency.
  • You can work in shelters, soup kitchens, community centers, at after-school programs, and employment centers.

Help an individual. Even helping one individual can make a small change for the better. If you see someone who needs help, talk to them. Give them some money, even a few dollars can help. Offer your help without being condescending or judgmental.

  • Try to help them find a place like a shelter or a soup kitchen.
  • Ignoring the poverty around you, or making judgment calls about the people in poverty, is a surefire way to do nothing to help. You don’t know how that person got into poverty and you don’t know what they are going to use their money for.
  • If you are afraid of what they are going to use your money for, you can offer them something (e.g. to buy food, give them a job, buy clothing, etc.). This way, you can make sure that they get what they need without using your money for something bad like weapons or drugs.
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Let’s associate for changes : educate the poor children

Providing education to the poor children is the main purpose of Blackboard organization. We are not providing only academic education , we are also providing valuable as well as ethical education. We believes that whether you are addressing healthcare, poverty, population control, unemployment or human rights, there’s no better place to start than in the corridors of education. Education is both the means as well as the end to a better life. means, because it empowers an individual to earn his/her livelihood and the end because it increases one’s awareness on a range of issues – from healthcare to appropriate social behavior to understanding one’s rights, and in the process evolve as a better citizen. In recent decades the primary school enrollment in india has been a success story , largly due to various programs with enrollment reaching atleast 96 percent since 2009, and girls making up 56 percent of new students between 2007 and 2013. it is clear that many problems of access to schooling have addressed. But in other hand many children are malnourished and abandoned begging of survival is a such a common sight at railway station,street ,hotels etc. They have many reason regarding their illiteracy ,may be its their family issues such as economical problems.

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What Inspired Me to Help Poor Children in India

Poverty is no less than a nightmare, but in places like India the key problem is mindset.

According to an article in The Huffington Post, almost 385 million children worldwide lived in extreme poverty as of 2013. The article further outlines that India alone has more than 30% of children living in extreme poverty — the highest in South Asia. Although a number of developments are taking place, there are some states in India that still bear the brunt of poverty the most.

While poverty is a physical constriction, it is also a state of mind. If we have the true willpower to do so, we can eradicate poverty. If the required measures are not taken to curb the problem, it will lead to disaster — the glimpses of which are already evident.

Malnutrition: Those living in poverty are deprived of nutritional foods because such items can be expensive and they do not have enough money to spend. Even if a family has a small budget, it can only buy food that are less nutritious. This causes the problem of malnutrition, which is the primary reason for major health issues and early deaths in places such as India.

Health: Another repercussion of poverty is health. The lack of or no access to nutritional food weakens the immune system of poor people. In addition, lack of sanitation makes their bodies vulnerable to disease that can be mild and sometimes life threatening. The worst part is that they will usually not have enough money to afford medicines for treating such conditions.

Society: People living in poverty often do not have access to fancy homes, which puts them either in the slums or on the streets. And this, in turn, impacts the society. How? When poor people do not have jobs to earn a livelihood, enough money to survive and well-equipped homes to live in, they resort to unethical practices — such as kidnapping, theft and prostitution — for money. This leads to the feeling of insecurity among other people in the community, leading the shunning of those who live in poverty.

Education: Like food and accommodation, poverty often means a person cannot afford to go school. This is why the slum population of India is trapped in a vicious circle that starts in poverty, leads to illiteracy and again comes back around to poverty. When poor people are deprived of the basic amenities of life, there is no way they can put their children through school or even carry that mindset — the power of education. In fact, many people in this situation do not feel the need for education in their lives.

Illiteracy is no less than a curse and it can have a huge impact: it causes poverty; creates unawareness among people about their basic rights; leads to crime; it is the root cause of increasing population numbers; and it is a big hurdle in the way of growth and development, deterring a country from prospering.

Although education alone cannot eradicate poverty, it is seen as an important tool that can bring a change in the lives of millions of poor people.

 

But who is affected the most? Yes, none other than young children who give up their lives for a future that is never going to be bright. They grow up in messy conditions, falling prey to the ugly side of life. The same is passed on to their future generations and then the cycle continues. Have you ever thought about what the future will hold if this carries on?

While the government is taking various initiatives and many organizations are coming forward to improve the lives, it is still not enough. Existing strategies are insufficient to tackle child poverty as they do not account for the realities on the ground.

In India, there is a key problem with mindset. People who live in poverty often believe that if they send their children to school, they will not be able to earn a livelihood. They fail to see the brighter side of getting an education for a better quality of life. And this is one of the most common reasons for an increasing number of school dropouts.

This is why I started Blackboard Organization an ngo that aims to promote basic education among underprivileged children in the slums. tackl the issue of education vs. getting a job, we provide flexible timings that allow school students to study and also work.

After all, education is a weapon to succeed in life and it should not be overlooked, but we must also understand the economic realities of life in poverty and the need for an income. Illiteracy is probably the primary source of problems that India faces today, and educating the people is the only way out. It will not only improve the overall standard of living, but also help in better decision-making.

Poverty is no less than a nightmare. But it is only the people who are making it even worse by not trying to change their situation. If impoverished people are educated, poverty rates will go down, the economy will prosper and health conditions will improve. On top of that, if people start realizing the hardships of poor people and come forward to help them, there is no way India cannot be at the forefront of nations.

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The Source of Happiness Is Helping Others

For it is in giving that we receive — Saint Francis of Assisi

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity — Leo Tolstoy

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give — Winston Churchill

Making money is a happiness; making other people happy is a superhappiness — Nobel Peace Prize receipient Muhammad Yunus

Giving back is as good for you as it is for those you are helping, because giving gives you purpose. When you have a purpose-driven life, you’re a happier person — Goldie Hawn

And so we learn early: It is better to give than to receive. The venerable aphorism is drummed into our heads from our first slice of a shared birthday cake. But is there a deeper truth behind the truism?

The resounding answer is yes. Scientific research provides compelling data to support the anecdotal evidence that giving is a powerful pathway to personal growth and lasting happiness. Through fMRI technology, we now know that giving activates the same parts of the brain that are stimulated by food and sex. Experiments show evidence that altruism is hardwired in the brain—and it’s pleasurable. Helping others may just be the secret to living a life that is not only happier but also healthier, wealthier, more productive, and meaningful.

But it’s important to remember that giving doesn’t always feel great. The opposite could very well be true: Giving can make us feel depleted and taken advantage of. Here are some tips to that will help you give not until it hurts, but until it feels great:

1. Find your passion

Our passion should be the foundation for our giving. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving. It’s only natural that we will care about this and not so much about that, and that’s OK. It should not be simply a matter of choosing the right thing, but also a matter of choosing what is right for us.

2. Give your time

The gift of time is often more valuable to the receiver and more satisfying for the giver than the gift of money. We don’t all have the same amount of money, but we all do have time on our hands, and can give some of this time to help others—whether that means we devote our lifetimes to service, or just give a few hours each day or a few days a year.

3. Give to organizations with transparent aims and results

According to Harvard scientist Michael Norton, “Giving to a cause that specifies what they’re going to do with your money leads to more happiness than giving to an umbrella cause where you’re not so sure where your money is going.”

4. Find ways to integrate your interests and skills with the needs of others

“Selfless giving, in the absence of self-preservation instincts, easily becomes overwhelming,” says Adam Grant, author of Give & Take. It is important to be “otherish,” which he defines as being willing to give more than you receive, but still keeping your own interests in sight.

5. Be proactive, not reactive

We have all felt the dread that comes from being cajoled into giving, such as when friends ask us to donate to their fundraisers. In these cases, we are more likely to give to avoid humiliation rather than out of generosity and concern. This type of giving doesn’t lead to a warm glow feeling; more likely it will lead to resentment. Instead we should set aside time, think about our options, and find the best charity for our values.

6. Don’t be guilt-tripped into giving

I don’t want to discourage people from giving to good causes just because that doesn’t always cheer us up. If we gave only to get something back each time we gave, what a dreadful, opportunistic world this would be! Yet if we are feeling guilt-tripped into giving, chances are we will not be very committed over time to the cause.

The key is to find the approach that fits us. When we do, then the more we give, the more we stand to gain purpose, meaning and happiness—all of the things that we look for in life but are so hard to find.

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