Give Back to Charity this February 2015

As everyone finally recovers from the holidays and starts to slosh through the winter months, February comes in with the promise of a possible end to winter and the hint of spring by the end of the month. This month has hallmarks such as Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day, and President’s Day. You can even support National Wear Red Day on February 6, 2015.

Don’t forget that now that the holiday season is over, the season for charity never ends.

American Heart Month (all of February)

Celebrate American Heart Month with the American Heart AssociationCelebrate American Heart Month with the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association needs your help to fight heart disease and stroke. During American Heart Month, in February, look over the AHA’s information about the wide range of conditions of heart disease, living a healthy lifestyle, definitions of different conditions and how to reduce your risk. There are topics for caregivers, information about children and genetic heart conditions, as well as how to learn life-saving techniques for people suffering heart attacks. They need help to continue funding research, and to continue providing a wealth of free information to the public.

 

Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 9 – 15)

Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 9 - 15Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 9 – 15

If you have seen the movie Pay It Forward, you’ll understand the purpose of Random Acts of Kindness Week, which takes place from February 9 – 15, 2015Check out #RAKWeek on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Pay It Forward was a film that focused on a young boy who decided to introduce random acts of kindness to everyone. The boy believed that everyone should do three random acts of kindness for someone else, in return for every act of kindness received. He meant for people to have an unselfish dedication to helping someone accomplish something that the person likely couldn’t do alone. No one can dispute that more kindness makes the world a more peaceful place, so do your part to help others this month. Make a difference.

 

Black History Month (all of February)

February is Black History Month in the US, UK, and CanadaFebruary is Black History Month in the US, UK, and Canada

February is Black History Month. As far as our society has come, we still have a distance to go to see all men and women as equal. February in the US, the UK, and Canada is a time to remember and celebrate all the achievements made by black Americans, English, and Canadians. Iconic actor Morgan Freeman has been quoted as arguing that “black history is really American history.” He is not alone in believing that one month out of twelve doesn’t do justice to all celebrating the contributions of blacks to world history. In February, we can become involved in our community and join with others to pay tribute and remember the sacrifices of everyone who helped fight for equality, and those who made substantial discoveries in science, industry, and culture.

 

Season for Nonviolence (January 30 – April 4, 2015)

The Season for Nonviolence remembers the legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, and the Dalai LamaThe Season for Nonviolence remembers the legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, and the Dalai Lama

February also kicks off the Season for Nonviolence. Originally founded by the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and the Association for Global New Thought, the organization honors the lives of Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Dalai Lama. The group works to raise awareness of social change through nonviolent means. Over 67 countries have participated in the movement. Find out more at the Season for Nonviolence website.

Please, consider who you can help this February, and give to charity in any way you can. You can start a fundraiser for your own charity cause on your loved one’s Everlasting Footprint.

About Cindy Readnower

Cindy Readnower, MBA, specializes in sales, marketing, and entrepreneurship. An award-winning certified Life Coach, business consultant, and publisher at Skinny Leopard Media, she helps writers produce and promote their books. She is a newspaper columnist, author of "Inherited Secrets," and a blogger.

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