A former member
Post #: 128
Just watched this during naptime. I am so grateful for our quality of life, and I feel selfish for the things I'm always wanting, when so many people don't even have what they need.

http://www.hbo.com/do...­
Joanna
GarbageDog
Cleveland, OH
Post #: 3
Everyone wants, and you should never feel negatively for achieving anything in life. Perhaps your next achievement - the thing you now want - is to help others, and that's OK, too. There are a ton of things you can do locally to help children in this situation, such as taking up a collection for women's shelters or spending time with kids through programs like Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

My employer has boxes set out in all the coffee rooms so that when people return from business trips, they can drop off their hotel shampoos and such for women's shelters. Sometimes, when I'm at the store, I'll just pick up some travel-size items and drop them in there.

Here is a blog about Cleveland Homeless with some links to various local resources: http://clevelandhomel...­

It's overwhelming to think about the lives that children all over the world endure...and adults, for that matter. Unfortunately, it will never end; there will always be some suffering. But, we can all do our little parts...a billion specks of sand make a beach.
A former member
Post #: 129
Well said, Joanna. I have been wanting to plan/organize some kind of donation system for awhile now, and I was thinking of trying to start something within our Meetup group(s), even. I want to do more to give back to the community. I look at all of our incredible creature comforts, and the guilt-pangs just kind of set in, sometimes. Thanks for the link and the words of encouragement...! :)
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