Today’s post is a bit different than those already published on Elegance of Luxury. Although my interests lie primarily in fashion, some things are too important to ignore.
The online fundraising platform GiveForward was launched on August 14th, 2008 in Chicago. It is an online platform designed to help people raise money for causes and organizations that they care about. The fundraising site GiveForward has become popular among people who were fundraising to help pay for a loved one’s medical bills.
You’ve probably heard about the ALS ice bucket challenge that is going viral, but did you also know that the ALS ice bucket challenge has broken $100 million in donations so far? It really makes my heart soft to hear about all those people who are willing to help others in need. But, unfortunately, this time the ALS ice bucket challenge has gone wrong.
In Bay Village (Ohio) three teens challenged a fourteen year old boy with autism to take the ALS Ice bucket challenge. The fourteen year old boy accepted the challenge but instead of iced water, they dumped a bucket filled with a mixture of urine, tobacco, spit and water on the boy. The humiliating prank gained a lot of attention after a video of the event was posted on Instagram. His parents said that they found the video on their son’s cell phone, because he was embarrassed by the incident, and didn’t want anybody to know about it.
It was more than just an awful experience. It’s humiliating and unfair, and no kid should ever experience bullying neither in, nor neither outside the school. This fourteen year old boy is such a brave kid and so are his parents when they decided to share this story with the rest of the world. Let’s unite against bullying! Drew Carey, Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg offered $30,000 to find those three irresponsible teenagers. You can support this fundraising through the GiveForward fundraising site and show that love is stronger than hate. The total amount raised will go directly to the family of the boy. GiveForward is the world’s #1 fundraising site for helping people in need. Make a charitable donation through the online fundraising platform GiveForward HERE and help! The platform is user-friendly and easy to use, and there is great customer support too. Since August 2008, GiveForward has helped raise $124,284,000 towards medical expenses and is one of the best fundraising sites with no fees.
The ALS Association is the largest private funder of ALS research in the world. The association funds global research, provides assistance to people with ALS and their families through certified care centers, and advocates to ensure a better quality of life for people with ALS. For more information about the ALS Association, visit their website at www.als.org.
Don’t be a bystander, stand out and speak out against bullying! We can make the world a better place to live in and I truly believe that helping others is the source of happiness.
“If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out” – Mother Teresa
“Humanity is an ocean, if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty” – Mahatma Gandhi
Think positive, be positive and sooner or later positive things will happen. Be faithful in small things and keep smiling. To receive love, you will have to give love.