Everyday Things To Do To Make the World a Better Place

I was recently called to be the Humanitarian Assistant in Relief Society. I’m pretty pleased with the calling – especially considering I successfully lobbied for it after I was called to a position I felt was not very meaningful.

I feel like this calling has a lot of potential, but in some ways I’m not sure where to even start. I was hoping that I could sollicit you, my fellow Exponent II bloggers, to give me your advice. One of my first goals is to put together a flyer that I would pass out every couple of months that mentions small little things we can do everyday to make the world a better place. So far I’ve got:

  • go to the hunger site daily and click on the link to help feed starving people around the world.
  • consider finding and using a your local freecycle organization as an alternative to throwing out perfectly good items that others might want. Also you can get neat stuff for free!
  • when you go to the post office, buy the breast cancer stamps for just a few cents more in order to help fund research.
  • consider buying free range eggs for a dollar or two more to help promote better conditions for chickens.
  • If you’re an athlete, consider entering your local AIDS walk or breast cancer 5K .
  • When in the market for a pet, consider adopting from your local shelter or rescue group in order to save a wonderful animal’s life.
  • learn how to crochet leper bandages – (a great pastime to make those long church meetings go by faster :))

Any more ideas of everyday humanitarian opportunities? I’d love to hear your ideas!

Caroline has a PhD in religion and studies Mormon women.


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