We at NOW are appreciative to people in our community that serve others and we love to hear your stories. Naomi Shooter is currently working with a great team at the Havenproject. If people are interested in donating to any of the many projects with Haven, Naomi has started a fundraising project for families living on the rubbish dump at a border town in Thialand. Theres a link on the haven website for it too. There are 400 people living there with no sanitation or running water so the team has lots to do! If you would like to show your support Naomi, check out http://www.thehavenproject.net. #Kindnesshero! #Opportunitytobekind
This video is about a lady who wanted to keep her promise to a friend to help.
I love how she says, I’m on the earth, I’m here, if I can contribute, I should. Shouldn’t we all and not just think of ourselves.
The Now team are pretty excited as our first media release is sent out nationally across Australia.
MEDIA STATEMENT JUNE 24, 2014
NATIONAL OTHERS WEEK 2014
TO BE ‘THE BIGGEST EVER’ …
In just two years, National Others Week (NOW) has grown into an amazing event that has galvanized community groups, companies, churches and individuals across Australia to reach out and put others first for just one week of the year.
This year, NOW – because life is a team sport – will be held in the first week of November, and organizer Global Care is seeking help from potential sponsors and also encouraging people to start thinking of exciting and creative NOW activities.
Global Care National Director Peter Pilt said he expected this year’s NOW to be the biggest ever.
He said: “NOW has now become a real institution right across the country, touching that deep part of all Australians that values mateship and helping others, especially those who just seem to ‘fall through the cracks’.
“Australians have proven over the years that they are prepared to sacrifice to help others, as we have seen in wars, national disasters such as floods and bushfires, and – perhaps just as importantly – in the day to day business of just living life.
“Global Care’s motto is ‘Mates Helping Mates’, and NOW each year is a great opportunity for us to honour and acknowledge those who volunteer and serve the community, to give a helping hand to a friend in need, or just simply surprise someone with a random act of kindness.
“During NOW this year, I want to encourage all Australians to get involved – it will do as much for you as the person you help. Einstein said a life lived for others was truly a life worth living.
“We all get so caught up in the daily push and pull of life, and it is just too easy to forget about the things that really matter – being kind, being generous, just reaching out with an act of love and kindness.
“Every little act of kindness has an incredible ripple effect – you will have no idea what the ultimate impact of just one little act of reaching out and touching someone in need might have.
“For just one week we can all exchange greed and self for generosity and compassion – because at the end of the day, we are all in this adventure we call life together.
“Let’s all be a mate to someone, and get on board for this year’s third annual National Others Week.”
Global Care has drawn up a sponsorship program, and is looking for companies, organizations and individuals who will take up the challenge to make a meaningful contribution to NOW 2014.
National Others Week Coordinator Leeanne Hurren said she was seeking major sponsors to provide gifts of $10,000 and $5,000, and also gifts in kind.
She said: “We hope that we can attracts major sponsors, but of course gifts of any size are more than welcome in both cash and kind.
“Major sponsors will receive brand recognition across a wide range of publications such as posters and flyers, and also on websites, social media, blogs and mass media releases.
“Gifts in kind we are seeking include printing, media, web design, distribution and gift vouchers.
“Global Care – honoured publicly by a former Governor-General and four State Premiers – exists to reach out to others whether the need be large or small.
“Help us to help others – and be a mate helping a mate in the first week of November this year.”
For further information: Leeanne Hurren email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Flickr: NOWmate: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2683524@N23/
Picking my daughter up from Bunnings Parramatta after work has become an opportunity to meet kind people in the community who are manning the bbq out the front with a goal to raise money for their community project.
Heres a Public thank you to a great team from the Auburn Salvation Army who are raising money for their community projects.
There is kindness happening all around us. I was speaking to a great guy today from our NOW team, Patrick, and we were chatting about how kindness doesn’t have to cost anything… perhaps a little bit of energy.
A smile, a hug, an encouraging word or action, yet the energy spent can cause a ripple effect in the world around us. You don’t know how much your smile will mean to the person you are walking past. Have a go. Practice being kind today.
Check out the Pinterest map of kindness: