Gratitude and Giving: A small step to make the world a better place for all
This Christmas, how many gifts did you receive? It has been a rather quiet Christmas for most of us in the Australia Freelance Market team, myself included. With family and loved ones overseas or interstate, I am certain that many people have spent Christmas without the usual hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Having gotten over the initial disappointment, rather than dwelling upon the misfortunes of 2020, this quiet season gave me a lot of time to reflect upon the multitude of blessings that are in my life.
We are so fortunate to be living in a beautiful, developed country such as Australia, and most of us have the luxury of stable roofs over our heads, warm beds to sleep in and food on the table. Around the world, and even within Australia, many people are much less fortunate. Many families are devastated with the loss of loved ones due to natural disasters, diseases, COVID-19 and simply, life. 2020 aside, 689 million people are living in extreme poverty (read: surviving on less than US $1.90 per day).
Australia Freelance Market pledges to donate 10% of all freelancer registration proceeds to support several Not For Profits that we support, including KIVA, Wildlife Warriors and Compassion Australia.
Some of the things that these organisations strive to achieve include providing business and study loans to low-income entrepreneurs and students in underprivileged communities, supporting the rescue, recovery and conservation of wildlife globally, as well as providing holistic development and education opportunities to children living in extreme poverty in various developing countries.
So what can you do to help? Start at home and take a look around your house. Do you have any items that are in good working condition, including gifts that your family received for Christmas, that could be better utilised by other people, children or families out there? Or perhaps you can share this newsletter or our freelancer platform with anyone for whom it could also be relevant.
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This article was published in the Australia Freelance Market News 01/2021.