Martin Luther King talks about “maladjustment” (1967). Proud to be maladjusted, King’s speech is timeless, and especially relevant to our present society:
“Do good,” an African proverb goes, “because of tomorrow.” But Lion Heart, a Real Life Superhero in the West African nation of Liberia, knows he must act today. Because in a nation torn apart by years of civil war and unrest, it takes more than words to make a difference, something he also knows. All too well.
While sitting on the toilet, a jobless Scottish man had an idea: Why not dress as a giraffe and do good deeds for people? Now, Armstrong Baillie has developed a reputation as the Good Giraffe, and as said animal he’s done kindnesses like cleaning beaches, giving runners bananas, and watching a dog for the day, The Blaze reports. Baillie’s mother made the costume in which he travels to various towns to do his self-directed charity work.
Our $2 per like pledge campaign as wildly successful. We raised $150 this week for Little Footprints Big Steps, which means a whole lot. HUGE thanks to Alicia McGovern and Emily Marston for making this happen!
Sir Nicholas Winton who organised the rescue and passage to Britain of about 669 mostly Jewish Czechoslovakian children destined for the Nazi death camps before World War II in an operation known as the Czech Kindertransport. This video is the BBC Programme “That’s Life” aired in 1988. The most touching video ever.
Anthony Omari Late on the night of January 23, 2012, a 24 year-old Kenyan uber-hero named Anthony Omari awoke to find three gigantic dudes with machetes standing over his bed. He knew right away that they weren’t there to sell Girl Scout cookies or ask him for a jumping mid-air high-five. Omari is the custodian of Faraja Children’s Home in Ngong, Kenya
“UBUNTU” is about the HIV-positive children I met during my stay in South Africa in 2011. Proceeds will be going to the children and their families. Download it HERE: www.tinyurl.com/UbuntuMP3 The video: *UPDATE AS OF 12.28.12* So far we have raised $3,672.81!!! Instead of one single bed, the kids now have TWO separate bunk beds. Once the holidays are completely over, a person has
Great news OMAAT.org members! Our first issue is DONE and is going to print this week! Because of our collective of artists, givers, lovers and lunatics, we have embarked on the beginning of a movement which will allow us be exposed to truly moving poetry, literature, photography and illustrations. But more importantly, we’ve fueled a movement which will directly fund the the journey out
When we were deciding which charity was going to be the benefactor of the OMAAT.org’s first issue, KickStart came up immediately. The staff at OMAAT.org has extensive experience working with international NGO’s, so we know the the approach to fighting the world’s worst poverty varies. We’ve all come to agree that the “teach a man to fish” method is far more effective then handing