Life area: Contribution

The 3 R’s our Environmental Future Depends on

21 Feb, 2014 0 comments All life areas

Every year, we throw billions of tons of waste material in the form of food, drink cans, glass bottles, and plastic and metal waste. More than 30% of that waste comes from packaging materials alone! And where does all this waste go? Almost 90% of this waste resides in some dump or landfill, where it takes almost 100 years for material like clothes to decompose naturally. Material like glass doesn’t easily break down, and can be found in perfect form even after a couple centuries.

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Why Should You Volunteer or Work for a Charity?

15 May, 2013 0 comments All life areas

It may seem like kind of a no-brainer; helping people is just a good thing to do, all around. But for some people, charity work, making a contribution to society and volunteering their time may get pushed to the sidelines in favor of more pressing, personal issues and pursuits, like spending time with people you care about, education or work. Here are a few great things about charity to remind you why volunteering your time and money is such a valuable endeavor:

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Finding Your Inner Peace: Spirituality for Everyone

22 Jul, 2012 0 comments All life areas

Spirituality truly is for everyone, provided your are willing to put in even a small amount of conscious effort. At one level, spirituality is nothing but a constant search for our true selves, the way we are without social pressure, without societal standards, when no one is watching us. At another level, it is about reaching out to the external world while still maintaining a connection with the inner self. Here’s a look at 5 basic aspects of spirituality that everyone can benefit from incorporating into their lives for more inner peace and calm:

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6 Ways in which You Can Contribute to the World

17 Jul, 2012 0 comments All life areas

What does the word contribution mean to you? Is it simply financial assistance for those in need or does it mean something more? Where do we draw the line between a contribution for public good and contribution for personal gain? The truth, for every contribution we make to the world, we benefit from it in some way or the other ourselves. An act of giving back never goes in vain. Sometimes, we can make a difference with monetary means while on other occasions our skills and time weigh far more. Here are 6 ways you can start giving back to the world around you, one day at a time:

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Fundraising: The Simple Social Service

18 May, 2012 0 comments All life areas

There is nothing quite as satisfying as engaging in some good community service activities, and knowing that your efforts have left a positive mark on someone’s life. Majority of us have taken part in fundraising events back in high school too, and it’s an increasingly popular social service activity, focusing it’s outreach on the youth. Social work needn’t be all serious work, it also needn’t be something you devote five out seven days a week too. If social work is something you wish to do, and if you want to involve a larger group of people into it, fundraising is perhaps the simplest and most fun way to go about it. Now of course, by simple we don’t mean that it will be an organizational cakewalk, however it is simple in terms of its approach and agenda. It can be as small or as big you’d like to make it, and it can be twisted in virtually any which way you like. Here’s a quick start guide on organizing a fundraising event in your locality:

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10 Things We Should Be Thankful For

09 Apr, 2012 0 comments All life areas

In the fast-paced world of today, a few words of gratitude and thankfulness for what we have are rare. Things are taken for granted too often and the average individual is too busy stop and appreciate what he/she has. Here’s a list of ten things we all are guilty of taking for granted, a list which should make you rethink your life and slow down for a while:

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Social Service can Change your Life: The Challenge of the Unknown

26 Jan, 2012 0 comments All life areas

Anyone who has ever engaged in any form of volunteer or social service with a non profit organization or an NGO would know the vast amount of satisfaction charitable or philanthropic work can bring. The beauty of volunteering to bring about some change in the societies we live in is inherent in the understanding that change is after all in our hands. Be it in the social or personal arena, the power to effect change in our lives as well as others’ lives lies with the individual self. Social Service is an extension of this concept. When we speak of social service, our minds instantly go on the lines of working at an orphanage or organizing a petition to save the environment or something similar. This is social service to the regular citizen who doesn’t have the bent of mind to invest all his time in this work and become a full time social service volunteer, but at the same time is willing to find time to give back to the community. This lies at the heart of social service. The intent and the act of finding time for something that is purely for the benefit of someone else is different experience for everyone and has the ability to transform lives. Here are 5 ways in which Social Service can change your life:

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