A couple of days ago, I donated two bags of groceries to Auckland City Mission.
The very next day I saw an article in the newspaper stating that the food queues outside the Mission were huge and unexpected, as there is still (just under) two weeks to go before #Christmas.
Apparently 250 people are being given food parcels per day.
How does that make you feel?
The thing that gets me the most is child #poverty. Right here in New Zealand, 1 out of 4 children go without their basic needs: staggering.
#poverty is everywhere, maybe next door to you, or down the street.
Just give a little this #Christmas if you can, you’ll be richer for it! #altruism
Working in promotional activation is fast-paced, high energy, demanding role that requires you to be interactive and present with the public, in a personable way. I really enjoy people, bringing a brand experience to life, and also building brand awareness. So, when someone offers you something in return through kindness, such as a bottle of water, coffee (or chicken?) on this occasion, it brings a smile to your face, although there is a polite decline of acceptance. Giving is always more rewarding and satisfying, (than receiving) normally, right? Volunteering for charity, a fundraiser, school fair or contributing (monetary donation) to ‘Greenpeace’ always feels good. Dopamine. Looking after other human beings, that have an immediate need, due to disability and/or old age, is priority in my mind. Altruism is something I adhere to daily, it is my reality check.