You’ve got these ideals in mind. The bottom line is you want to help. You would think that having decided to volunteer your time, energy, and devotion would have been the hardest part. Harder still, is where to begin. Helping the world is not a one-person job. How about a whole global community on your side?
This is where the newly launched website Causecast.org steps in. Causecast is an educated, savvy idealist’s playground. Imagine Myspace, YouTube, and CNN with a splash of celebrity advocacy. Causecast is a cause based social networking website committed to providing video feeds, world and local news, and the pairing of 30 non-profit organizations with you. Time to meet your world conscious community.
Creating a profile on Causecast is very similar to Myspace or Facebook, complete with pictures, quotes, and friends. The most important difference being that if you are watching a celebrity on Causecast, it is because they are involved with a social movement ranging from clean water to financial literacy.
The first person to greet you is Jenny McCarthy and this time she’s not introducing videos on MTV. She is talking to us about finding out her son was diagnosed with autism in 2005 and beginning her research into finding out not only about the condition itself, but ways to go about regressing it. What she found was Generation Rescue, one of the many organizations on Causecast.org. Generation Rescue is an international movement of scientists, physicians and parent-volunteers researching the causes and treatments for autism and mentoring thousands of families in recovering their children from autism.
There are 30 organizations to reach out to every humanistic endeavor. Join Global Angeles to offer children around the world a way out of poverty and into schools. Learn how the Diamond Empowerment Fund is raising money for education for children where diamonds are being exported from Africa. Watch the telling documentaries of the lives of refugees and displaced people as presented by the I Live Here Foundation.
Should time not permit for hands on volunteer work, Causecast will take your loose change because “change is in your pocket”. It’s that simple sometimes, right at your fingertips rests the ability to change the world one dollar, one person, and one charity at a time. There is an option to donate anywhere from $5 to $500 or more to your favorite charity. No excuses anymore for your good deed of the day, week, or year having gone undone.
Help and change gather momentum through repetition and a supportive community. Choose the organizations that speak to you, and you in turn will be heard on a world wide level through your posts, you videos, your pictures, but most importantly, through the simple act of becoming involved.