The inevitable question you will be asked on a nearly constant basis when you graduate university and are in your 20′s is, “So what do you want to do with your life now?” As far as questions go, it’s a pretty exciting one. However I found that my answer to this question for about a year after I graduated was often met with one of three typical responses: the concerned raising of eyebrows, the slow and confused nod, or the pitying smile that says “well, good luck with that…” My answer was: “I don’t know.” (Henceforth to be referred to as IDK). I know how many of the people I said this to interpreted my answer. They believed that to not know what I wanted to do now that I was finished my undergrad meant I was aimless. However to not know exactly what direction you’re going in does not mean you are aimless; likewise, to not know what you plan on doing with your life does not mean that you plan on doing nothing. Read More
We wanted to send out a special message, as our supporters in the US are getting ready for Thanksgiving. We just wanted to say thanks to all of you for your support in growing the Change heroes community this year. We couldn’t be more appreciative to have the opportunity to build this movement and it wouldn’t be what it is without all of you.
Andrew Horn is a dear friend of CHANGE HEROES and helped to build a school in Nicaragua last year. He just launched his new company called Tribute on Kickstarter.
Tribute provides a very valuable reminder that gratitude is most powerful when shared. Telling people why we appreciate them is one of the easiest ways to add depth to our relationships.
With Thanksgiving here, we hope you all take some time to think about the people you’re thankful for this year… and tell them! You’ll never regret sharing your appreciation with friends.
With that being said, thank you to all our volunteers, donors, and most of all YOU. Change Heroes is just a vehicle for magical people like you to have a massive impact in the world and we could not be more grateful that you decided to join and support us on this journey.
We’re so excited for all the future holds and are excited for you to be along for the ride.
So, real talk now, who is Change Heroes? You could say, “Change Heroes is social fundraising platform which enables you and 33 friends to make a difference in the world by giving your pocket change.” And if you did say that you’d be completely right. But I mean at our very basic essence; our core; who are we? I like to think of this organization as a flint. If you’ll bear with me for a moment, I’ll take you on a little journey through my mental map and show you how I came to identify Change Heroes this way…
Don’t stay in bed, just don’t. To be wildly ambitious you need to wake up and move. It’s good for your mind and body. Just go, sweat it out, do yoga, go for a run or join a local gym, it doesn’t matter what you do… just do it.
As We Day makes it’s way across the country, our youngest Heroes, Flynn and Ruby Kirwin, have been featured in numerous publications for their hard work. Kimberly Lochhead wrote a wonderful piece featuring Change Heroes that we would love to share with you.
Welcome to the Change Heroes in Eor Ewuaso, Kenya,community report!
Eor Ewuaso, a rural community located in the Narok South District of the Rift Valley Province in Kenya has a small population of approximately 1,400 people. Due to a severe wind disaster in 2000, many classrooms of the Eor Ewuaso primary school were destroyed and fixing them is a huge undertaking for a community that lacks funding.
Education is important for the Eor Ewuaso community, but due to lack of resources, the illiteracy rate for boys stands at 20% and 40% for girls since girls are expected to take part in early marriages, which hinders them from attending school and successfully pursuing an education. In addition to education issues, Eor Ewuaso also suffers from lack of access to health care facilities and clean water resources. The community lacks funding on all parts so often times, one latrine is shared among 40 individuals and during drought season, many children are malnourished because there are no trained health practitioners nearby in the village.
#WCW (#WomanCrushWednesday), we’re coming for you. We’re pretty crafty and sly so you won’t see or hear us coming, but before you know it, you are going to be taken over by a sneak attack. The name of this social media vigilante? #PCW. That’s right, #PhilanthropistCrushWednesday. We know what you’re thinking, it doesn’t roll off the tongue quite the same way. But we at Change Heroes have been harbouring some love for these philanthropists and their do-gooding ways that we need to get off of our chests.
It started with a question, a rather simple question: Why don’t people pay me for what I love doing? Why do I get paid to do ‘stuff’ I really don’t like?
The simple response, and the most commonly used is: well that’s just life. But it isn’t. That is not life. I’m here to show you why.
It’s our generation: Generation Y. Google us and you will discover a plethora of articles, posts and research that bombard with negative information regarding our generation. Research tells us that Generation Y is a bunch of lazy, narcissistic, special, and entitled group of persons aged 18-30. But lets be real, this is not who we are; there is so much more underneath the surface that must be explored.
This is my journey down the road less traveled. And to understand my story, first you need to understand where I come from. I’m sure many of you are familiar with Boston, as it’s a city thats very steeped in tradition. From the deep-rooted origins of our country, to our colleges and universities, to our sports teams — there’s history and tradition spread throughout almost every aspect of life in Boston.
For years, we’ve admired and looked up to Free The Children (FTC) like an adoring younger sibling. We’ve celebrated them in their many achievements, we’ve praised their holistic models, and today, we’re proud to announce that we’ve solidified our partnership with Free The Children in an effort to create EVEN MORE change in a revolutionary way.
And our first project together is…you guessed it…#MINGA