To spread peace and humanity on social media, a few of us have worked together to create We are the World Blogfest , which is here with its 19th edition.
wonderful bloggers helping cohost this month: Eric Lahti , Inderpreet Uppal, Shilpa Garg, Peter Nena, and yours truly .
Go visit the Others please, and thank them for their hard work behind the scenes.
For the last 10 years, I’ve been associated with Project Why one way or another. This November I’ve been volunteering with them, and have also helped them start a small Sewing Circle fundraiser. (Please check it out and help share/ support it!)
The Project Why Sewing circle has made over a 1000 women independent over the last decade.
It could close down soon due to lack of funds, but with the kind intervention of many supporters, we hope to keep it alive for the next 6 months–till we are able to fundraise in order to make them self-sustainable.
My WATWB story, though, is not about the fundraiser, nor about Project Why.
Bloggers coming together to support the Project Why Sewing Circle
It is about the blogging community that has come together in the past week, to help me get this fundraiser in shape. These are the personalities who have come together to help so far, and the list is by no means complete, because the blog-a-thon for the fundraiser is still on.
The following folk have actively helped with the organization of the blog-a-thon:
Shailaja Vishwanath: Shailaja has been very kind and supportive from day one: she taught me how to create newsletters with her excellent online class, listened patiently as I yammered on about my favourite topic, Project Why, and even gave input to the Project Why team on how to excel at social media.
Corinne Rodrigues: Corinne has been a pillar of support: raising awareness for this fundraiser with other bloggers, seeding the idea for #GivingTuesday, helping with tech issues with the video, and an absolute wellspring of good advice.
Kasturi Patra: With her husband, Kasturi worked over a weekend to help create the Slideshow that became the fundraiser video for the Sewing Circle Fundraiser. She has also blogged about it.
Ishieta Chopra: Despite keeping late hours at work, Ishieta has not only given valuable advice on how to publicise the fundraiser, but also helped create graphics for the Sewing Circle Fundraiser Blog-a-thon. She’s hoping to support Project Why in other ways, soon.
Bloggers haven’t just helped create the blog-a-thon, there are those who have donated to the cause, without ever having seen Project Why, purely based on my appeal ( and I know other bloggers are planning to do the same):
Here is the linky-list for the blog-a-thon, where we’re expecting a few more posts in the coming week. Hugely grateful to all the bloggers who have written about the Project Why Sewing Circle Fundraiser.
If you’d like to support Project Why and write about this fundraiser on your blog (I have pictures and text you can use), please feel free to add the link to the above list.
No clue what I have done to deserve so much love and generosity from the blogiverse, but I’m embracing it all. Those who visit this blog are some of the warmest, most wise people I’ve met online. (Also meeting some of them offline this month, but that’s a story for another day.)
Please consider supporting the Project Why Sewing Circle fundraiser: it is a helping hand for a bunch of very spirited women.
What is your experience with fellow bloggers? Have you ever been on the receiving end of kindness towards a cause you support? Do you ever reach out to fellow bloggers when running a fundraiser for a cause like the Project Why Sewing Circle?
If you’d like to take part in the We are the World blogfest, sign up in the WE ARE THE WORLD Blogfest Linky List below and please help spread the word on social media via the hashtag #WATWB.
- Keep your post to below 500 words.
- All we ask is you link to a human news story on your blog on the last Friday of each month, one that shows love and humanity.
- Join us in sharing news that warms the cockles of our heart. No story is too big or small, as long as it goes beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.
- Place the WE ARE THE WORLD BLOGFEST Badge on your sidebar, and help us spread the word on social media. Tweets, Facebook shares, G+ shares using the #WATWB hashtag through the month most welcome. More We Are the World Blogfest signups mean more friends, love and light for all of us.
- We’ll read and comment on each others’ posts, get to know each other better, and hopefully, make or renew some friendships with everyone who signs on as participants in the coming months.
- Add your post HERE so we can all find it quickly.
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