Alarmingly we are getting towards the end of 2017 and it's time that we take stock and start thinking about our New Year's resolutions. While the usual contenders may feature, (loose weight, go the the gym more, are always on mine) in addition to creating and/or maintaining a healthy body have you thought about your giving goals for 2018?
This hadn't crossed my mind at all to be honest and it really got me pondering what giving actually is. What can we freely transfer the possession of, for that is how giving is defined, that can benefit others as well as our selves.
We have heard many times that it is better to give than to receive and I can say hand on heart that this is entirely true.
It was Hallowe'en lst week and the over-riding memory I have of this year is my children handing out sweets at the front door. They curtailed their own trick or treating experience (I live in North America in case you are wondering why we go the hole hog here!) to rush back home to put smiles on other children's faces. It was a lovely moment.
We can capture that. We are fully aware that we are by no means the only organization that helps people in need, we are not the only charity to ask for time or money but there are some very simple ways that you can help us and it would be amazing if you could put just one of them on your list of resolutions for 2018.
1. Subscribe to Giving Machine and a % of every online purchase you make is donated to us by the retailer: https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/causes/giving-africa/
2. Tell 10 people about us and what we do and encourage them to do the same. By spreading the word you are telling more and more people about what we do and if 1 of those 10 people decided to give us even £7 then that's a child fed for a month.
3. Volunteer your time with us - we are always looking for people with business skills to mentor the students at Bethel, those who can help us organize our fundraising events those who can help with our social media.
None of those cost a penny and can make a huge difference.
What can you do?