Tuesday, September 15, 2009

For the Greater Good...



Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful.
~Author Unknown

When we started planning our adventure, Scott and I decided that we wanted to sail "for a cause". While we like the idea of having a really fun super-extended vacation we really like the idea of helping someone or something along the way. The only problem is - what, who, and how?

There are so many causes, people and organizations to fight for in today's world. We got to talking about this over Dairy Queen Blizzards and, thanks to the art of the brainstorm (and, perhaps, the Blizzard?), an idea was born! We loosely determined that we would like our "cause" to be human in nature (as opposed to, say, environmental) and that we would like to help children specifically (they are, after all, our future).

Once we decided on those two critical pieces of the puzzle I recalled how I volunteered for an orphanage in Africa for a few weeks, a heart-wrenching and eye-opening experience to say the least. "What about orphans?" I wondered aloud...Orphaned children are everywhere - especially in developing countries - and their needs are great. Scott was on board! So, now that we have the "who" and the "what" - we just have to figure out "how"...stay tuned, this is only the beginning...

Peace,

Brittany & Scott

2 comments:

Lady Hannemaniac said...

LOVE that you are sailing for a cause. Awww...

(If you go with a 501c3 be sure to look it up on Charity Navigator to be sure you're choosing one that is responsible with their $$$ and keep a high efficiency rate.)

Sue Blugerman said...

What a wonderful idea! Children are very special and those who are orphaned will appreciate your efforts. I think we should think of something special this Xmas to give your charity a head start!

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