Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Question of the Day

Here it is contest participants.

If you could make up your own charity what would be the purpose of the charity?

Also, I promise to advertise the blog of the day after I wake up. Stayed late for work because I sent a patient to ICU at the end of the shift.

18 comments:

Heart of Rachel said...

A charity dedicated to abused children. It aims to save children from an abusive set-up.

gail said...

Not feeling very creative today....how about something that would help train people with a skill and help them find jobs.

thankful today for sunshine!

Morgen said...

I have said many times before, if I ever won the lottery or started my own foundation/charity, it would be a ranch for abused/abandoned animals.
We have ten acres, and it would be the perfect place for it!
cheers,
Morgen
It’s A Blog Eat Blog World

TeaMouse said...

I would probably have to say running low income housing projects that were not dives. In my city affordable housinig is almost non-existent. It seems more and more as demand for house purchases goes up, the townhouses etc. get turned into condos. This puts a lot of people who can't purchase their own home outright in a bad position.

I would like to have both low-income housing that is based on the person's income and housing that has a flat capped rate for those who don't really quality for the traditional low-income variety.

I am definitely thankful for my house!

annie said...

I would promote water safety, provide assembled information for families, and educate parents and pool owners.

Claire said...

Wow a hard question indeed, I would have to set up something to help teenage kids who are a little bit lost in life. Because once children get past the cute stage they are easily forgotten.

Shelly Kneupper Tucker said...

Excellent question. I'd start one that helped either the elderly remain in their own homes, or one that assisted folks who were HIV positive. Or, both.
I'm thankful for my family being healthy.
Off subject: I love your idea of a "contest" and asking questions to get folks involved. I freely stole the idea at my site asking for "blogtips" and suggestions. Come on over when you wake up--I bet YOU have some tips! Great site.

Uisce said...

providing nutritious snacks to kids on the bus going home so they have energy to remember their lessons and do their homeork.

Michelle said...

some kind of charity for families that fell between the cracks with health insurance - like they "make" too much money to qualify for any programs, yet still can't afford to pay their bills!

gil said...

A free counselling service and drop in centre for young people , recently a young person near me killed herself - she had been on a waiting list for 18mths- it really shouldn't happen

Indiana Amy said...

Since I used to be a social worker I have a heart for so many different kinds of people. Probably abused women and children. That's difficult.

I am thankful that my husband does not abuse me.

Karen said...

I would like to have a charity for the purpose of helping people in low/middle class neighborhoods improve their homes. If they were given access to supplies and advisement on simple cleaning and maintenance tips, they could keep their homes in good shape. This would probably help with heating/cooling bills once repairs are made to windows, doors, insulation, etc. Lawn maintenance would improve the look of neighborhoods overall and make people proud of where they live. Thus, they might bond together to fight crime. Such improvements would also increase the value of their homes helping their financial situations.

I am thankful for my attic right now. Such a spacious place to keep prized possesions, yet not cluttering up my house:-)

jdoriot said...

I would build on our Gus' Gang ministry...we send care packages out to families who are experiencing the loss of a child. We also try to encourage those families with children who are medically fragile...we do this through prayers, cards, monies, etc. Right now there are a group of us making medical buddy dolls to give to our local children's hospital. I never realized how many sick children there were until we had the privilege of serving our sweet little Gus!

Today I'm thankful for the sweet memories of Gus that God has given us! I'm also thankful that we will be reunited with him one day in Heaven!!!

Amy said...

I would like to start a charity that works with the physically disabled that would involve helping them get jobs that works around their disability and is understanding that there will be days you simply cannot go to work.

I am thankful that we own our own business and that I am able to do most of my work from home right now!

Joyful Days said...

Well I don't think it is a new idea, but I would like a charity that promoted reading. I've seen some that include seniors reading to children and that is so cool. Reading is so important.

I am thankful for books!!

DebD said...

Since I'm new to this I have to do some catchin' up.

I would start a charity for at risk kids to get scholarships to special private schools for kids with LD (they do not accept children with behavioral probls). My daughter goes to such a school and it has been such a blessing to our family (and her!), but the cost is outta this world. So many kids are graduating not being able to read because they can't afford all the fancy, shamcy stuff that is available.

DebD said...

Oops, I forgot the thankful part.

I am thankful for a peaceful specially called Church business meeting where we needed to decide some serious stuff. Everything came out with the peace and love towards all.

annb said...

I think if I could start my own charity it would be an organization to help put God back into our schools. Children spent most of their waking hours in a classroom and, I believe, that taking God from our classrooms is one of the greatest negligent acts of all time! Our country was founded on Christian beliefs and the farther we get from those beliefs the more problems we have! An organization with money and power behind it that worked to put God back into our classrooms - even more than just the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer, would prove to be one of the greatest gifts we could give our children and children still to come!
I'm thankful that we live in a country where we have religious freedom and as adults, we are able to express those beliefs in any way we see fit.