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  • Simple Ways To Raise More Awareness On Poverty

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    Believe it or not, poverty is still rampant nowadays. In every corner of the street you pass by while going out to work, there would be someone begging for bits of change to provide their own selves with. In every block of the neighborhood you pass by while going in from work, there would be someone asking for bits of food to provide their loved ones with.

    But you know what?

    Believe it or not, help is also still rampant nowadays. In every corner of the street you pass by while going out to work, there would be someone giving supplies rather than bits of change to provide homeless people with. In every block of the neighborhood you pass by while going in from work, there would be someone giving meals rather than bits of food to provide hopeful people with.

    And you know what?

    There’s more to giving than what it seems to be, such as these simple ways to raise more awareness on poverty:

    Organizing Fund-Raising Events At Home

    Be it a pool party (yours truly, powered by one of the top 5 automatic pool cleaners for the money) and a garage sale where you could also invite people who are in need for them to experience a much-needed relaxation from their current state of living or a dinner party and a bid sale where you could also invite people who are on status for them to see a much-needed rejuvenation from their current state of living, organizing fund-raising events at home will definitely raise more awareness – not just on poverty, but also on the importance of helping others no matter who you are and what you are.

    Sharing Awareness-Raising Posters At Work

    While this may seem too mainstream for some people, this is actually one great way for you to let people around you on a daily basis realize the importance of raising more awareness on poverty. You see, it’s not just about letting people know about poverty. It’s about showing people that poverty is there and as humans like them, there’s always something you could do to help them get back on track in life – just like how your loved ones can do for you when you are facing a similar condition.

    Indeed, there’s more to giving than what it seems to be…

    Do you know any other ways to raise more awareness on poverty? Share them with us below!

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    Carve Your Message Against Poverty with a Wood Router

    Whether you are part of an organization against poverty or not, you can always use a wood router to make signs that speak of your beliefs or ideas about the issue. You can support financially poor people by becoming a messenger for them in small ways.

    wood_routerYou may not be able to conduct or facilitate programs, but you can always remind others and yourself to be caring and generous by placing signs outside your home, building, or office. You could even donate signs to government and non-government organizations which focus on fighting poverty. Believe me; even these signs can help ignite the hearts of others.

    Although wood routers are usually used to make beautiful signs connected with business, they can also be used for community development purposes. If you want to know more, visit http://gardeningandhome.com/best-wood-router-guide/.

    Instructions

    1. To carve a message, you should print it first. Suggested messages are presented below.
    2. Draw or trace the design onto a piece of wood.
    3. You can use a round nose, square end router, or v-groove bit to hollow out the letters and shapes. You could also use the other bits to carve complicated designs.
    4. If you want, you can round the edges of the sign or utilize a more decorative edging bit.

     

    Here are some of the messages you can carve using your router:

    “You’re blessed to be a blessing.”

    “Poverty is the worst form of violence.” – Mahatma Gandhi

    “Education is the key to opportunity. It’s a ticket out of poverty.” George W. Bush

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    “One person can make a difference & everyone should try.” – John F. Kennedy

    “Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity; it is an act of justice.” – Nelson Mandela

    “If you’re born poor, it’s not your mistake. But if you die poor, it’s your mistake.” – Bill Gates

     

    Watch this in-depth, short video on how to carve a message using your router.

  • Simple Ways To Fight Poverty By Yourself

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    As much as we’d like to deny it, the fact remains that poverty is still rampant without any awareness most countries. As much as we’d like to deny it, the fact also remains that poverty is still rampant without any resolution in most countries. As much as we’d like to deny it, the fact even remains that poverty is still rampant because of us in most countries.

    And no, you read that right. And yes, you also read that right.

    Poverty is still rampant in most countries due to lack of awareness. Without awareness, poverty remains rampant due to lack of resolution. Without resolution, poverty remains rampant because of us – the ones who only turn a blind eye, the ones who only take things for granted, and most of all: the ones who don’t have to lose anything.

    Then again, there are still those who are aware about poverty more than others. Then again, there are also those who are resolute about poverty more than others. Then again, there are even those who are just like any other person in this world – only this time, they are the ones who don’t care about having to lose anything, so long as they get to help other people get up on their feet and fight poverty like never before in their entire lives.

    And if you’re looking to be a significant part of the latter group, you can begin with these simple ways to fight poverty by yourself:

    Write about it.

    Writing about it means more visibility. More visibility means more awareness. More awareness means more resolutions and so on and so forth. The bottom line here is, writing about it – poverty itself, as well as its short-term effects on the well-being of a person and its long-term effects on the well-being of a person’s loved ones – will definitely make all the difference, both in the hearts and minds of people and even those who only turn a blind eye and who only take things for granted.

    Act on it.

    It could be as simple as baking your own bread and giving to the homeless people, along with other things they need such as blankets and water. It could also be as elaborate as creating your own company and hiring from the homeless people, along with other benefits they need such as monthly raises and healthcare. Actions speak louder than words, after all. What better way to fight poverty by yourself than acting as a medium for other people, especially the homeless people, to get a better life for themselves?

    Do you agree with these points? Share your thoughts with us below!