4 ways you can do something good right now
When so many things feel like they're going wrong in the world, it's hard to know how to help all of them. We can't fix everything ourselves - as much as we may want to - but if everyone starts somewhere, we are capable of more than we know. Change and healing begin when our beliefs turn into actions.
Don't believe me yet?
Here are 4 simple ways to use your power (oh yes, you have it)
1. You can visit change.org and sign real petitions for things you care about
"The go-to website for uprisings" (NYP) is a place to start. Get emails and alerts about petitions (I do!). Follow what you care about and what's trending around the world. Click to sign and get things done. Locally, nationally, internationally. Ready to make waves?
2. You can call your State representatives
Need a script? Check. Need contact info? Check. From Call Your Rep: "Emails and letters are often batched electronically, but speaking to a staffer on the phone is the best way to ensure a conversation happens where you can provide feedback and concerns to your rep."
Remember: "Speak your mind even when your voice shakes." - Maggie Kuhn
3. You can raise money for a cause
Fund your passions and places that pull your heart strings. Accomplished through a number of sites, small to large scale fundraising can be a double whammy of getting the word out, while you get the needed resources in. Create, share, change. You got this.
Tip: do your research on process or platform fees. Don't want to use a platform? Reach out to potential donors yourself!
4. You can sign up to volunteer
Just tap 'go' on POINT's app for finding volunteer opportunities in your city, at no cost. Show up, serve, and watch your world - and your community - change for the better. You can do so much with just a little.
We've laid out some ideas and all are yours for the taking. Which one are you doing today and why? Already done one of these or have other ideas? Let us know in the comments or on social media @pointapp.
Because we can,