Although I tend to be a bit of a homebody one of the things that I have come to value is community. By community I not only mean local community but the greater global community and online Internet-based communities such as those such as Reddit.
I wholeheartedly believe that it is our civic duty to give as much back to society as we possibly can. Sometimes we will take more from community than what we give back and I find that’s acceptable so long as we make a conscientious effort to pay it forward.
Take, for instance, what I can be a proud part of last Christmas. Reddit has a subreddit titled ‘Random Acts of Christmas.’ The purpose of the community, from what I understand it as being, is to make sure that children who come from poor backgrounds or are in situations where they’re not going to have the greatest of Christmases do not miss out. I believe that no child should ever miss out on Christmas. It was such an important part of my upbringing – Christmas and Boxing Days spent with family and friends, etc. Long story short, you can read more about it on my blog as my first two entries detail it at the time that it happened, I was able to work with the WWE in helping make a child’s Christmas wishes come true. He got tickets to the Royal Rumble (arguably the second biggest show on the WWE’s calendar) and got some of his hero’s (John Cena) merchandise.
One of my goals is to become a constant contributor to charities. Whether that is by offering physical work (e.g. at a soup kitchen) or by helping organize things like the Reddit Random Acts of Christmas or by marketing for a charity I’d like to be able to do my bit.
Community is a massive part of Ainzwick Social Media Solutions which we will be launching in the near future. Consequently many of the things that I will be blogging about will be about contributions to charities and organizations.
If anybody reading this is connected to a non-profit organization or charity and can find something that I can give to please let me know. I’m more than happy and very willing to aid.