Sunday, November 23, 2014
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
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
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.