Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fourth blog

(This is a little late, my bad!)

So this previous Sunday, I was at church and these women were giving their testimonies about how they used to be addicted to drugs and how rough their lives were until they found this organization, called Life challenge. They have this program where you can sponsor a student. This involves donating $35/month/student. I will attach a picture of the brochure that explains what you get in return as well how you are helping. I was considering kind of re-routing my project to do something with this. I'm not sure yet, but maybe I could hold some sort of fundraiser to get money to donate every month. And maybe my end goal could be to meet the girl or maybe even have her come to my talk and share her story. 


Now I don't know if I am changing my project to do this, but it is kind of related to what I was doing before (in the sense of helping someone who is in a bad situation). I also am not sure about the rules of it being a Christian program, so I will have to look into that as well. 

I'm only really looking into this project because I haven't really been getting very far with my original idea. When I make up my mind, I'm sure you will hear about it.

Until next time.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Third blog

So after some contemplation, I decided to keep looking around for other charities or organizations that could help with my project. Like I said in my previous blogs, I do not want to just raise money for some charity, I would rather do something that would leave a personal impact on another persons life specifically; as well as my own. I just have not found that something quite yet. But what I have found, is a foundation called "American Foundation for Suicide Prevention". While looking around for a way I could make an impact, I found something on their website that grabbed my attention. They can help plan a personal campaign to raise money for their foundation. When I first saw this, I thought it would be exactly what I have been steering away from, but the more I thought about it I realized that I could impact people and bring them together through raising money. I have not decided completely on whether I will do this campaign or not, but it is a possibility. This is the website with more information on the personal campaigns http://www.afsp.org/ways-to-give/create-a-personal-campaign .

Friday, November 14, 2014

Second blog

In this past week I haven't been able get any physical work done. I have looked at different charities and organizations online but nothing really interests me. Nothing seems to be able to make a difference for anyone, which is the same reason I don't want to just do a fundraiser. I still have other places to look and people to talk to, but I'm still figuring out a way I can really connect with people and this project in general. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

First Blog

Hello there! As soon as Mr. P told us about this project I knew what I wanted to do right away. At first I wanted to do something about helping people with depression and maybe raising money for an applicable organization, but as time went on suicide was the only thing I could really help with so I am going to combine both. Just to be clear, I am in no way depressed. This is something I am extremely grateful for and I believe nobody should have to live like that. I know a few people that are depressed, one friend in particular who I am very close with and who is very open with her condition. I don't believe that I can cure the world, but I do believe if I try I can help a group of people and that is what I will try to do through this project. Since my first idea, I realized I do not want to just raise money for an organization that in the long run will not effect much. I want to interact with people and learn things about them, and maybe learn something about myself in process. Wish me luck.