Supporting the local St. Barths economy by making the island attractive to visitors. (en francais plus bas / French below)You can make a difference and help the island recover its beauty, charm its visitors again, and jumpstart its economic engine. How?By making St Barths green again, one tree at a time. By helping plant trees, you can help locals forget the scars of Hurricane Irma. You, as a visitor, can at the same time make your own stay even more enjoyable by watching trees adorn again the coasts of St. Barths once again. * This is the donation page for the non-profit Green StBarths (aka Making St Barths Green Again). To know more our organization, our statutes and our action, you can visit our website: http://www.greenstbarths.com/ . * We have selected this donation platform called Leetchi as it is the number 1 donation platform in France, offers secure payments to donators and lets you and us track contributions easily. You can donate how much you want. Click on the CONTRIBUTE button to get started. * Insurance companies will help rebuild villas and shops, but there is no insurance for lanscaptes. To get visitors back and foster employment on the island, replanting along the beaches and the roads is crucial. * The project is supported globally by St Barths lovers and executed locally by people with a proven track record of delivering on environmental projects on the island (For instance, Didier Laplace of Coastal Restoration St Barth). * Green StBarths is working under the advice of the local environmental authorities (Agence Territoriale de l'Environnement) to plant on species endemic to the island and safe for the local animals. * The money collected will be used in 2 ways:* Giving St Barths its alluring beaches back by planting smaller trees and plants that can stabilize the sand dunes. We will also only select plants that make it possible for turtles to lay their eggs on our beaches. Thus, we are using local knowslege and scientific studies to select the right plants.* Giving St Barths landscapes and roads their allure back by replanting hedges that were dotting the island. Locals and visitors enjoy the charm and the privacy that natural hedges of small local trees give to the roads and neighborhoods of the island.* This is a French non-profit, located in St Barths, and certified by the local authorities ("Collectivite de Saint Barthelemy) as part of the non-profits officially endorsed and superviced to be part of the post hurricane Irma relief effort. (See below a copy of the certification letter issued by the authorities). Thank you for helping us make St Barths green again!Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!---------- L'association a but non-lucratif GreenStBarths / Reverdir Saint Barth a pour but de soutenir l'economie de Saint Barthelemy en aidant a restaurer les paysages de l'ile.* En redonnant leur attrait aux plages, aux routes et aux quartiers de l'ile, nous pourrons faire revenir un plus grand nombre de visiteurs et plus rapidement. Cela permettra ainsi de generer plus d'emplois pour les habitants, vivant directement ou indirectement du tourisme.* Cet effort est ouvert au monde entier, mais est realise au niveau local: Approbation de l'association par la Collectivite de Saint Barthelemy comme faisant partie des associations a but non lucratif pouvant collecter des dons apres l'ouragan Irma, travail avec les conseils de l'Agence Territoriale de l'Environnement pour ne planter que des especes locales non-nuisibles a notre faune et a notre flore, appuis de personnalites de l'ile ayant fait preuve qu'elles savaient mener a bien des projets environnementaux (ex : Didier Laplace de Coast Restoration St Barth) et travail realise par des entreprises de l'ile pour soutenir notre economie.* L'argent recolte servira a 2 choses:* Rendre a St Barth ses belles plages en stabilisant ses dunes. Nous y planterons des arbustes endemiques et plantes locales permett
Welcome to this money pot !On September 6th Hurricane Irma battered the island of Anguilla and destroyed our stables. 99% of any of our structures have been flattened. We need to rebuild everything from scratch and unfortunately have to rely on everyone's generosity in order to get back on our feet again and rebuild something which has taken over 20 years to establish. if anyone can donate even a small amount we can rebuild stables/ shelters/paddock fencing/ restore a fresh water system, and fix back the tack room to store feed and hay and of course most importantly we need to be able feed them through these challenging times. If anyone would prefer to donate feed we have an ongoing feed drive at Sunset Feed and Supply in Miami FL. Thanks to everyone from Biscuit, Mario, Indie, Paco, Zouk, Tango and Prince. Please click to make a contribution.* Give however much you would like to.* All payments are secureThank you!
The Race That Counts A famous ultra runner once said to me “you have to go for the race that counts”. Two years ago, on a holiday in France, I found that race – the UTMB (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc). 171km and 10,300 metres of ascent (and descent – there aren’t many flat parts on this run!), 46.5 hours cut off time and two nights of running, following the Tour de Mont-Blanc hiking path through the Alps in France, Italy and Switzerland. * 2 years of preparation* Over 2,000 training miles* 4 qualifying races (1x50 miles, 2x100 miles and 1x110 miles)* And many glasses of wine I had to say no to! And I now have a place in the UTMB 2018! :-) I decided to run the race for charity. The race means everything to me but running it for charity makes it so much more important. Please support me and the two amazing organisations I am raising funds for: * The Motor Neurone Disease Association - this is for my dear friend Mike Crisp and his family. Mike – you are one of the bravest people I know. I admire how you embrace life. * The Ultra Sports Science Foundation – they do some fantastic research for the very sport I love and they are the organisation that is giving me the place in the UTMB. Thank you. Now all I have to do is train for the race… Thank you for your support! Svenja
Welcome to this money pot !Eleanor was diagnosed with bone cancer and, sadly, at the beginning of October 2017, had to have part of her leg removed. Throughout the whole of the ordeal, Eleanor and her family have been incredibly brave in how they have dealt with the news and we wanted to help them out in any way we can. So, to support Eleanor and her family, a few of us have decided to hold a ‘charitable’ year of fundraising to assist with this transition, to run from November 2017 to November 2018. We are hoping to hold a different, exciting event every month for the whole year. This will start with a raffle next month, where winners will be able to claim some fantastic prizes, in addition, there will be various challenges undertaken where sponsorship will be sought. For the slightly less energetic, a summer tea party is also planned. The fundraising year will culminate in November 2018 with a grand ball. Any further support would be greatly appreciated and if you have any further ideas, or are already doing something and are looking for a charitable cause to link this to, please consider using Think Pink for Eleanor Be warned though, as the title suggests there will be lots of pink involved……..and sparkles and glitter!
Please Help Tim Sears Fight Cancer Hello. Meet Tim Sears. Pictured with his two daughters Many of you reading this will already know Tim. Tim lives in the county of Shropshire in England. His Job as a Truck Driver is to deliver life to people. Yes. You and me ! Tim is one of those anonymous people who has spent most of his life delivering other people's promises. Making daily deliveries of food and supplies that keep our country running every day. But there's a problem; Tim is suffering from cancer. He has a Type 4 Melanoma. This has spread to some of his internal organs. He has just begun, as of December 2017. Treatement to preserve his life. His condition is incurable, but it it may be possible to extend his life with the use of drugs. This means he is unable to work Tim is currently 49 years old. He is a proud father to his three children.Joshua,Chloe and Jasmin. He lives on his own. He currently survives with support from friends and family. He should have everything to live for. But like so many others, he is blighted by this terrible disease. He truly, tries to make the best of every day. He tries hard to face up to his situation and remain positive. His fight with cancer is ulimately a matter between him and his doctors. There is nothing really that anyone can do to change it. I am making this request in the hope. That with your help and generosity. We can raise enough money for Tim to be able to afford to live, while he is receiving treatment . He currently is only entitled to £79 per week to live on in Income Support . That's what he is entitled to under the British Welfare System £79 UK Pounds = $ 105.00 US Dollars or 89.27 Euros ( Dec 2017) Herein Lies The Problem; Currently. £79 per week. Is barely enough to feed one person, never mind pay the rent on his home or keep up with his financial commitments. It is not enough to help him support his young family. It is not enough to let Tim afford to keep a car on the road or fund him for his regular visits to hospital for treatment. This involves regular 80 mile round trips to hospital, sometimes more than once a week. I have known Tim for about six years. I know him to be a big personality and lovable friendly man, with a big heart. I admire him greatly for his commitment to his young family. I know that Tim worships his three children. It would be great to help Tim with his financial problems. So that while he is undergoing painful and disruptive treatment.The one thing that he does NOT have to worry about is lack of money. My aim is try and substitute Tim's usual income for at least the next six months and maybe beyond as circumstances dictate. I am hoping to raise £ 10,000 in that time. So that financially. Tim can live life without worrying about how he can afford it. I know that this is a lot ask. But it will only give Tim the equivalent of a very basic wage for the next six months. Is it too much to ask ? It could easily be YOU or ME in this situation. Wouldn't it be nice if we had support in our time of need ? THIS IS TIM'S TIME OF NEED - HE NEEDS OUR HELP. NOW Please help me, to help my friend Tim. So that he can concentrate on coping with cancer and NOT have to worry about being able to afford to live. Thank you for reading. Please contribute if you can. All contibutions will go directly to Tim. If you can't contribute. Please share this post among as many people as you can. We are very grateful to you. Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!
Who are we? The 1000 Village Project campaign is in partnership with the French NGO Solidarite Sans Frontiere (Solidarity Without Borders) and aims to rehabilitate Rohingya refugees in Malaysia fleeing from persecution. The Rohingya people are often said to be amongst the worlds most persecuted minority, comprising of up to 100,000 of all Malaysian refugees. Having being denied Burmese citizenship under the 1982 Citizenship Law in Myanmar, the Rohingya people are left stateless and lost for identity. However, their challenge does not end there. Despite escaping immediate genocide, living in fear remains a constant reality for the Rohingya people, and the threat of losing their livelihoods continues to resonate. In Malaysia today, these refugees are refused the right to an education, are not allowed to work legally and are often the targets of vicious organ harvesting attacks. They are left helpless with no one to care or listen. What we do: The 1000 Village Project aims to provide a sustainable future for refugees fleeing persecution to Malaysia, and is currently developing a detailed strategy to create a permaculture which will conquer the cycle of persecution and dependence, presenting the opportunity for self-sufficiency. Despite being provided refugee cards by the United Nations High Comission for Refugees (UNHCR), the Rohingya people are forbidden by law to work and are denied their personal autonomy. Without the ability to work, these refugees cannot break out from persecution and reinstate a sense of independence. Our Solution In addressing the issue, our Project will focus directly on affording these refugees the opportunity to live self-sufficiently, in a way in which they can grow their own crops, build infrastructure for the village and actively participate at school to learn life skills. We will immediately buy land and provide the refugees with basic living necessities, before gathering with volunteers from all around the world to build a village of ten houses to accommodate the Rohingya peoples. We are inspired to expand our vision, building subsequent villages systematically to mitigate the current situation and cease such societal inequities. The permastructure will also include sustainable solutions such as waste management, energy production, rainwater harvesting, and vernacular concepts that take into consideration the refugees' culture, religion and tradition. THE STORY OF ABDULLAH One of the refugees who I have tried to help, and whom I have spent a lot of time with passed away a few weeks ago. I wish to build a first village for the maximum number of families before the end of the year as a tribute to his memory. Abdullah was 20 years old in 2014 when the Myanmar army raided his village. His parents told him to flee with his two siblings - a younger brother and sister .His brother was shot by the military that same day. Abdullah fled in the jungle with his sister who died after a few days from starvation.Abdullah had to leave his sister's body in the jungle and continue walking. His parents asked him to go to the harbor and find smugglers to go to malaysia .After reaching the harbor and finding the smugglers, he realized that he didn’t have enough money to have a place in a boat.Desperate, he decide to use the most common, cheapest way to escape; another kind of boat where peope can board with a third class ticket.This means that he got on a boat which stored fish. Under the fish, they smuggled drugs. Under the drugs, they smuggled people. For 4 months, Abdullah rode on this crowded boat. There was a very limited supply of clean water and food. After over one hundred days on this boat, they reached South Kuala Lumpur.After this long journey and few weeks on this promised land, he was arrested by immigration , put in jail for 2 years. In jail he was abused in countless ways. He was beaten up, had cigarettes extinguished on his skin, and more.Once he was finally out , he started his process with the UNHCR
Thank you to Kenny's AngelsWe are all so grateful for the hospital staff at University Hospital Coventry who are looking after the one and only Lea Sean Kenny. Not only have they saved his life but they've given him a swanky new haircut that will soon be trending across Nuneaton. They also continue to go above and beyond to keep our dogg safe and on the road to recovery which is a job and a half...! It's hard enough to keep him in the actual hospital! Please help us thank them (and ensure their custom Kenny riverdance protection gear is up to code) with a small donation. With the amount of people out there rooting for Kenny and sending positive vibes, it won't take much to pull together for this. Thank you from the bottom of Kenny's Air Jordans!
Welcome to the Oadby Watch money pot.First of all, we'd like to thank everyone for joining and participating in our fast-growing community. Your participation contributes to the efforts in keeping our community safe and reduce crime by keeping everyone informed of what's going on in the area. As a community, our key objectives are, * To reduce crime - by improving security, increasing vigilance, creating and maintaining a caring community, reducing opportunities for crime and increasing crime prevention awareness.* To assist the Police in detecting crime - by promoting effective communication and the prompt reporting of suspicious and criminal activity.* To reduce the fear of crime - by providing accurate information about risks, and by promoting a sense of security and community spirit, particularly amongst those most at risk.* To improve police/community liaison - by providing effective means to notify co-ordinators and key contacts of local crime trends, and by members advising the police of incidents when they occur.In the past month, we have, * Increased Police and Community collaboration* Committed to the safety and security of the area by performing regular patrols* Created a forum (Telegram Messenger) for easy communication to help everyone* Set up an intelligence database to record suspicious activities and reports to 101* Purchased Neighbourhood Watch signs and attached them to 25 locations around the area* Purchased Hi-Vis jackets for residents on patrolTo further bolster the tremendous efforts, we are now requesting an investment to fund the following equipment, * Neighbourhood Watch signs - already attached to lamposts around the area* High-visibility jackets - used by residents on patrol* Custom metal Oadby Watch signs - a visual deterrent to anyone seeking to commit crime in the areaPlease take a look at the updates below for a breakdown of the donations and spend to date, CLICK TO VIEW RECEIPTS HERE Thank you, Oadby Watch Admin Group
Welcome to this money pot !Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you! The juvenile black storks have left home. Where are they now? The Eagle Club of Estonia has ten years experience of streaming Black Storks' nest life online (since 2007). An ever-increasing fan club has grown during that time and every year new people join the ranks of observers. Special forums about the webcams are established, where people can share their observations, photos and videos. You may be, or may become a member of this community.Black Storks breed as far from human settlements as possible, therefore, watching them directly without a webcam is almost impossible. People who watch during the months of egg-lay, incubation, brooding, off-spring hatching, growing and finally fledging - they dream of following these juveniles after the nest life, when the chicks start to live their independent lives. It is possible to install small transmitters on the almost grown-up chicks while they are still in the nest. This gives information about their movements after fledging, during their first migration to the south, and further.But, as in nature it is, not all juveniles are strong and clever and lucky enough to survive. This is a rule in nature - stronger individuals may produce their offspring but we never know who is who, in the nest.Therefore, observers need to be ready for bad news as well as good. Nevertheless, our beloved "kids" may not be the winners in natural selectionEverybody is able to follow Black Storks' (named Karl and Kati) nest life next season - since the beginning of April 2018 in Karula National Park, Estonia, (via http://www.looduskalender.ee/n/en) whether or not you want to support the current funding drive! To see about the breeding season 2017, you can visit forum site http://www.looduskalender.ee/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=878The Eagle Club of Estonia has an ever-increasing fan club for its nest cameras. It is possible to use the same tracker method for different species of juveniles leaving our webcam nests in Estonia. Much depends on the funding capacity. Nowadays there are safe tracking devices developed for majority of bigger bird species. Many young black storks perish on their first migration. If only we had a way to track them, that would give us the information about where and why they perish. Sometimes, starvation is the cause. Sometimes, collision with power lines, or they are prey to a predator. Knowing what the dangers are will help to protect them in the future. Thank you for helping to protect them.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Icarus dance company is in need of your support! Follow our story on Icarus by Natalia Skarpeta on Fb and help us by sharing our journey and contributing! Every little helps!To follow our journey :https://www.facebook.com/natskar/To find out more: https://nat-skar.wixsite.com/nataliaskarpeta "One day your life will flash in front of your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching." The newly founded Dance group Icarus is working on the new project "Alive" : an innovative project dedicated to the "dance for social change" movement. I (as the choreographer) am personally invested in activism and my work is my way into taking a small step to change this world and our society for the better. Every project is supporting a special cause, issues that need to be faced or charity. ALIVE is in support of the homeless, so part of the funds that we will raise will go to the national charity Crisis.uk in hope to change some people's lives. So if you are in need of some good karma help us to help the world! The team is consisted of professional dancers, versatile and with strong technique. We are very passionate about what we do and we strive for excellence so with your support we will be sure to deliver! Your funds will go to studio space, dancer's pay (for rehearsals and performance), customes/props and theatre hire, so technically you will become our producers! And you are sure to get VIP seats on opening day which is soon to be confirmed! “Alive” is built around the journey of self-discovery and the inner search for what really matters in life in order to be truly alive. The dancers will embody and express all the barriers (physical and emotional) that prevent people from living their lives whether by getting into a primitive state or by facing their truths and breaking stereotypes and society's standards. You only live once, so make sure you LIVE IT! Using contact, Laban’s movement analysis and improvisation techniques Icarus company will explore and build movement which will utilize the dancers’ skills to the maximum. The role of an artist is to speak a universal language, which everyone at every corner of the world understands and connects to. I am passionate about activism through dance because people most of the time forget their power and they are too scared or too comfortable to stand up and have their voice heard. There is nothing to lose but there is everything to lose if you are not active and aware. You have to look into the future and think- how do you want the future to be instead of waiting to be told what is going to happen. Environment, social media, wars, irresponsible governments, diversity, humanity, culture...it's time to shape our own future. For the amount of £5 ( the price of your tall starbucks coffee!) you can help us bring our show to life and give a group of passionate young dancers the opportunity to work on something we have worked our whole lives really hard for. Your funds will cover the cost of our rehearsals and show: studio: £1,110- £1,500dancers ( pay- rehearsals and show): £ 2,130theather: £ 500props: £ 50costumes: £600video/projections: £200extras ( technicians, dress rehearsal, lights, etc) : £1,000marketing, tickets, posters, flyers, emergency costs, etc: £ 1,000Total: £ 6,980All donators will be publicized on our official page and on the flyer.Donations of £200 and over: You will get exclusive access to our rehearsals before the release date, so you get to experience the magic before anyone else! 5 Highest donors will get free Vip tickets on our debut night! Click to make a contribution.* Give however much you want.* All payments are secureThank you!
Bradford Refugee New Beginnings Bumps and Babies Group is a weekly group for refugee and asylum seeking mothers facilitated by a group of volunteers with backgrounds in midwifery, doula work and breastfeeding peer support. Refugees and asylum seekers are people who are outside their own country and have a well-founded fear of persecution due to their race, religion, nationality, social group or political opinion, and are unable or unwilling to return. During pregnancy, birth and early motherhood refugee and asylum seeking women can feel particularly isolated and vulnerable. The aims of this group are to create * a safe and welcoming space to meet other mothers* explore cultural wisdom alongside access to evidence-based research* empower women to feel confident in their own journey of pregnancy, birth and feeding their baby We have been running for nearly a year now and have grown enormously. We need money to pay for * bus tickets to ensure mothers can afford to access our group* trips* resources and activities
Welcome to the K999OAPS Money PotWe are a welfare fund being set up to raise money to help with veterinary costs for the retired police dogs of Warwickshire & West Mercia Police Forces.When police dogs retire their owners become responsible for all costs for the dogs. Police dogs do not retire with a pension package. To obtain insurance cover for ex police dogs can be difficult as many companies will not insure these dogs it can also be very expensive for minimal cover.This is due to the age of a dog when it retires, possible medical conditions and the fact that they have been a police dog.This means that quite often the owners have no help towards veterinary costs. HOW CAN YOU HELP By raising money that can be used to contribute towards veterinary costs for the retired police dogs. Work in partnership with assorted companies, vets and animal related services to obtain discounts for retired police dogs. Click to make a contribution / pay for you merchandise. * All payments are secureThank you!
Welcome to Khalm Veterans PTSD Support Group - Project Fund Raising We are raising funds for a build project to provide our PTSD Veterans with an educational training facility with accommodation that will incorporate outdoor activities, specific training courses and Carp Angling breaks for our Veterans dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Coupled with the build project we are supporting our Veteran Boxer Lee Carter who is now training for his next Professional Heavyweight fight in March 2018, Lee is our Ambassodor for Khalm Veterans. Please show your support and click to make a contribution, your support in any capacity will make a difference.* Give however much you want* All payments are secureThank you!Khalm Veterans PTSD Support Group
Dear Friends, the original amount has been reduced due to direct donations to me.i write to you in request to help me save madou's life.madou is a young father of 3 young kids (the oldest is 7 years old). he is 40 years old and until one month ago was considered as a lucky man. having a good stable job in senegal is not an elementary thing. madou is working for us for ten years now and i can describe him as a hard working man, positive and profesional, and above all, a very good human being. one month ago madou felt a pain in his stomach, so he went to the doctor who found immediatly a tumor in his liver. further checkings led the local doctors to belive that its an CHC - cancer of liver.the doctors also said he should be operated asap but if he will be operated in senegal he'll die. me and my colleagues gathered some money and sent him to france for further analysis.than we learned that a surgery in france will coast 24,000 euro. we ask you to give whatever you can and join us in a humanitarian effort to save our brother.his wife and three kids are totally depending on his survival, without him they are in the street. we would also like you to share this story with your friends and call them to donate. thank you for reading my message and thanks in advance for any donation, roy
Welcome to this money pot !UGANDA PIONEERS’ ASSOCIATION PROJECT TITLEImproving water supply at Uganda Pioneers’ Association Volunteers’ Guesthouse at Nansana, Wakiso District, Uganda. ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONUganda Pioneers Association (UPA) is humbly seeking cordial support for raising 2000€ for improvement of water supply at the volunteers’ guesthouse in Nansana, ochieng zone, Wakiso district, Uganda. This organization is a youth voluntary non-governmental organization registered with the national NGO-Bureau. Since 1989, UPA has continued to offer the youth with the opportunity to contribute to community development through voluntary work which is realized through workcamps and international volunteer exchanges.With the motto “Together we shape the future”, UPA believes that involving youth can make a difference in the development of the local communities, enrich them with new skills for self-reliance and creating mutual understanding and intercultural learning. CHALLENGESUPA guesthouse is the home for international volunteers from where they live as they serve on the various community projects for weeks, months or even a year. The guesthouse has been existence since 1990’s. Due to the increasing number of international volunteers at this facility, the water supply cannot meet their demands hence the plan to overhaul the water supply system at the guesthouse by installing new water reservoirs for consistent and efficient water supply at the guesthouse for the good of the volunteers. Currently, the guesthouse accommodates a maximum of 30 volunteers and are faced with a problem of unreliable water supply from the public service provider. With the current water inadequacy, volunteers cannot have enough water for cooking, shower, laundry and general cleaning at the guesthouse and such a condition makes volunteers unhealthy.picture: a recent tank for 30 volunteers. SOLUTIONUPA has planned to acquire two new water tanks with a capacity of 4000 litters which are 500€. 550€ for tank stand. 450€ for Materials and 500€ for labor. Total is 2000€ for upgrading water system at the volunteers’ guesthouse. Once getting enough funding, if UPA is supported to get this money, work shall commence in end of December 2017. LONG-TERM IMPACTWith the successful completion of this project, we believe that the volunteers shall have a better health while using the UPA guesthouse and it will increase their productivity on projects since there shall be less or no illnesses due to inadequate water. RESOURCESWebsite: http://www.ugandapioneers.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uganda.pioneers CLICK TO CONTRIBUTE* Give however much you want.* All payments are secure.Helping our volunteers is linked to helping our community.We would appriciate your kindly supporting. Thank you for your cooperation!!
Two important great books about antinatalism have already been released, but, unless you speak French or German, you might never get to read them. The good news is that you can help out this fundraiser to get them translated into English, so these two books can be read by an international audience, as they deserve. We’re launching this fundraiser in hope that antinatalists see the value in getting these two books translated. Any amount of money, even small amounts, are welcome to help us to get to the fundraiser goal. If you don’t have much financial resources, you can also help by spreading the word about this fundraiser to anyone you think might be interested. The fundraiser goal is 10.000 euros, which is roughly about 11000 dollars. All money will go into hiring someone to translate the book. If the fundraiser doesn’t reach its full goal, any given money will still go into translating as much as possible. You can read more about the two books in the description below. The Art of Guillotining Procreators : an Anti-natalist Manifesto (L’ART DE GUILLOTINER LES PROCRÉATEURS : MANIFESTE ANTI-NATALISTE) Released: 2006 By Théophile de Giraud «Published in 2006 (same year as Benatar's famous «Better Never to Have Been») and written in French, this book is one of the few to be entirely dedicated to antinatalism, developed as a system. Spiced with black humour, it methodically dismantles most of the classical pronatalist arguments and shows the vices hidden behind the supposed virtues of bringing a child into the world. Its chapters cover subjects as the right to sue one’s parents in justice if one feels uncomfortable about having been born ; mandatory parenting classes in schools to prevent child abuse, mistreatment or neglect ; strike of the wombs as a political way of action ; and feminism as the key to overcome the phallocratic fertility obsession. Ecologically concerned, it adresses the overpopulation problem, pleading for a non-violent reduction of global human population to 100 millions of people. On the whole, this essay tries to demonstrate that having children is incompatible with ethics, and that adoption is the only moral way to build a family. This book also contains many antinatalist thoughts from various reknown authors throughout the ages and countries, so constituting an anthology of quotes against procreation.» Review, summary and short extracts here from Francois Tremblay’s blog «The Prime Directive» Theophiles book is currently out of print in french, but can be bought used on Amazon «ANTINATALISM. A Manual.» (German title: Antinatalismus. Ein Handbuch, 736 pages).Released: 2017 By Karim Akerma This book on ANTINATALISM is designed as a manual from A-Z. It pursues the ethical purpose of making readers willing to procreate change their mind. Readers already critical towards procreation will be corroborated in their antinatalist attitude. In order to propagate non-propagation the book presents a series of new reflections and neologisms on antinatalism. At the same time the manual makes use of a wealth of arguments and statements on natality from thousands of years. Even though some of these arguments and statements may belong, as it were, only to the outskirts of antinatalism, they are still proof of the fact that man – as a cultural being – has always been able to take a critical stance against the bio-social radical of procreation. In as much as it advocates universal antinatalism the book also takes into account other sentient beings, thus claiming: It is almost always better not to act in such a way that a sentient being begins to exist. This is where humanistic antinatalism and ethical vegetarianism meet. While the original German edition comprises some 735 pages the English translation is set to present a condensed version of about 250 pages. The English edition will focus on systematic elaboration of the subject matter rather than on historical exemplification. The german edition can be bought hereKarim
In Memory of Amra KhanProphet Muhammad ﷺ said: “The best charity is giving water to drink” and he was the most generous in giving charity. (as narrated in Ahmad) Water well project in memory of our beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, Amra who passed away after completing her Hajj this year. May Allah have mercy on her soul and take her to Jannah without hisaab. Ameen Ya Rabbul Alameen. Our aim is In shaa Allah to raise £7,000 for two water projects. One is to build a tube well which would benefit a poor village in Kotli, Azad Kashmir and the other is to build a well in Zanzibar in Africa where there is need. For anyone wishing to make a bank transfers please make payment to;Sort Code: 20-27-05Account No: 30704555 For cash donations please contact a family member or send us a message. Please also pray for the success of both of these projects. For further information you can contact any of the family members or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Insha allah we will be keeping you updated with details of the projects and eventually videos and pictures. Any amount donated can make a difference so please forward to your contacts.Jazakallah Khairun
Holaaaaaats ! Après 5 ans à avoir sauté de pays en pays tel un Kangourou globe-trotter ! J'ai enfin trouvé un endroit sur cette Terre ou je me sens bien ! Qui l'aurait cru ? Plus d'1 an déjà que je vis au Costa Rica ! Le temps passe si vite... Cette année il y a eu beaucoup de changement et d'évolution dans ma Vie, j'ai trouvé ici ce que je cherchais depuis toujours ! Vivre d'une passion ! Mon projet "Massage by Arthur" occupe la plus grosse partie de mon temps, je travaille avec plusieurs Hôtels et un Spa mais je suis malheureusement freiné par mon véhicule à pedales. Et oui ! 1 an que je me déplace à vélo un peu partout, ce n'est pas du tout adapté à mon mode de vie. J'arrive en retard et le t-shirt tout sale ! Lorsque je termine un Massage et que je dois en enchaîner un autre dans la demie heure qui suit, je ne me déplace pas assez vite d'un Hôtel à l'autre, simplement à cause de ce vélo ! Je déraille à longueur de journée ... Je ne peux pas mettre en péril mon métier, ma passion et la confiance que ces lieux et personnes ont envers moi. Mon objectif : - Obtenir cette somme pour une moto + l'achat d'une remorque qui me permettra de transporter la table de massage.- Créer ma société- Être à l'heure à mes RDV et ne plus dépendre de personne. - Faire des roues arrières et ne pas porter de casque ! Devenir un vrai Bandit d'la street ! - Améliorer mon train de Vie tout simplement Je vous remercie déjà d'avance ! N'hésitez pas à partager ma cagnotte à vos contacts, plus on est de fous plus on rit !Happy New Year ! Pura Vida !
Une carrière pour notre club Organisé pour : Centre Hippique du Territoire de Belfort Urgence pour le bien être des chevaux Qui sommes nous? Le Centre Hippique du Territoire de Belfort est une association loi 1901. C’est un centre équestre se trouvant dans un parc verdoyant, arboré et agréable tout en étant en ville. Nous accueillons une vingtaine de chevaux et poneys.Notre association permet aux clients d’évoluer dans différentes disciplines (CSO, dressage, éthologie, cross, balades, …) dans un cadre agréable et familial. Nous souhaitons avant tout que petits et grands évoluent avec les chevaux en confiance et dans la bonne humeur.Aujourd’hui, c’est un nouveau comité, jeune et dynamique, plein de nouveaux défis et de projets en tête qui représente l’Association et qui souhaite développer l’activité du centre équestre. L'association compte de nombreux membres, bénévoles, sympathisants ou encore propriétaires qui assistent l’association dans les différentes activités de la vie du club (entretien des infrastructures, rénovation des box, soin des chevaux, …) Que voulons-nous faire ? Notre comité a changé en Mars 2016 et souhaite s’inscrire désormais dans une démarche de développement de notre activité tout en respectant le bien-être animal. Notre démarche est simple : nous souhaitons proposer aux enfants de découvrir l’animal dans son milieu naturel (comme vit-il au pré, qu’est-ce qu’il mange ?) mais aussi d’apprendre à l’approcher, à travailler avec et à le comprendre. Nous avons également la possibilité de proposer le même service aux personnes âgées situées sur le même domaine que nos équidés.Nous avons de cesse d’améliorer la vie du club et des chevaux au quotidien. Aujourd’hui, nous avons accueillis 4 nouveaux équidés, avons rénové les infrastructures des box et mis en place des prés permanents pour que les chevaux puissent prendre l’air et se détendre dans leur milieu naturel.Grâce à nos bénévoles et à nos monitrices, nous avons pu mettre en place différentes activités pour la découverte du milieu équestres. Pendant les vacances scolaires, nous proposons des programmes pédagogiques pour les enfants afin qu’ils découvrent la voltige, l’éthologie, l’attelage et encore bien d’autres disciplines. Aujourd’hui, nous avons un manège et un accès à un étang basé sur le domaine, mais nous souhaitons construire une nouvelle carrière afin de développer l’activité du club en plein air. Nous souhaitons avons tout mettre en avant la découverte du milieu équestre à travers la pédagogie, les activités autour du cheval pour les enfants, tout cela dans un environnement naturel et calme. Que ferons-nous de cette cagnotte? Aujourd’hui, nous souhaitons créer cette nouvelle carrière afin de développer l’activité du club. Pour cela, nous avons besoin d’un apport conséquent afin de financer notre projet. Effectivement, nous voulons tout mettre en œuvre pour le bien-être de nos chevaux et faciliter l’approche de l’animal pour petits et grands en toute sécurité.Cette carrière serait un atout supplémentaire pour accueillir petits et grands dans une structure sécurisée et encadrée en plein air.En restant dans un esprit pédagogique et sécurisant (en cas de chutes de nos petits cavaliers) mais également en respectant la santé de nos équidés (travail régulier sur un sol sollicitant les sabots et les membres du cheval) nous avons demandé plusieurs devis à différents fournisseurs spécialisés dans le domaine. Malheureusement, les devis actuels, bien que certains raisonnables, restent encore trop élevés pour la trésorerie de notre petite associationC’est pourquoi nous sollicitons donc votre générosité car ensemble rien n'est impossible et notre projet pourra prendre vie ! Toute l'association, bipèdes et quadrupèdes, vous remercierons de tout cœur pour votre participation.
Hello Tomek hopes to finally complete his winter ascent of 8,126m (Nanga Parbat). With each passing year the scale of the project has increased, becoming a major project and healthy obsession, stoked by Tomek's stubbornness. During the 2012/2013 expedition Tomek reached 7,400m, the highest that anyone has reached in 16 years (in 1997 Zbigniew Trzmiel / Krzysztof Pankiewicz team, Trzmiel reached a height of 7,800m. This expedition was led by Andrzej Zawada going from the Diamir valley, through the Kinshofer pass). The few nights spent alone at an altitude of over 7,000m, in a hole in the snow, attracted interest, attention and appreciation from the Polish and global climbing community. Tomek has shown that he and the mountains go together. They understand and respect each other and Tomek's presence on Nanga Parbat is no accident. For him and some of the supporters of the expedition, it makes perfect sense. This project shouts for completion. Tomek wants to successfully end several years of trying to achieve his goal and to free his mind from the vision of the summit of Nanga Parbat and prove, both to himself and the world, that it is worth persevering in the pursuit of a goal. This goal is real and imminent. Wanda Rutkiewicz said "the value of the climb is determined not only by whether your reach the top, but how you climbed", and Tomek wants to achieve his goal with these words in mind. Climbing to the top of Nanga is not about conquering or taming the mountain. It is about being face to face with a perfect beauty and becoming a force 1,000 times more powerful than yourself. Above all it is about overcoming your own weaknesses. Last year's collection on (Polish crowdfunding service) received a very enthusiastic response. The team collaborated with Simone Moro's Italian expedition taking the Shell route. Tomek and David Goettler reached an altitude of 7,200m. By supporting us financially, donators have also shown that they too believe in the idea that a person, not a system, nor various official bodies and organisations, has the right to realise their own goals and self assess their potential and overcome their own weaknesses. In the words of Marek Klonowski "the collections showed that people yearn for freedom”; freedom, understood as the right to choose their own path, which does not require a permit or acceptance from any system. There have been many attempts to try and ascend Nanga Parbat in winter. 1) 2010/2011 expedition from the Diamir face. Tomek and Marek Reached an altitude of 5500.. 2) 2011/2012 expedition from the Diamir face. Attempt of the classic Kinshofer route (collaboration with Simone Moro and Denis Urubko, using a different Diamir route). Reached an altitude of 5500 3) 2012/2013 expedition from the Rupal Face by the Shell route - Tomek reached a solo altitude of 7,400m 4) 2013/2014 Shell route, team composed of Tomek Mackiewicz, Marek Klonowski, Jacek Teler, Paweł Dunaj, Michał Dzikowski and Michał Obrycki. Cooperation with the expeditions of Simone Moro and David Goettler, reached an altitude of 7,200 m). Marek Klonowski and Michał Dzikowski left the expedition after a fiev weeks. Paweł Dunaj and Michał Obrycki were caught in an avalanche at the end of the expedition. They were seriously injured, but thankfully both of them survived the accident. Simone Moro he returned to BCafter reaching the second camp at 6100m. 5) 2014/15 Tomek & Elisabeth Revol 7800m Diamir 6)2015/16 Tomek & Elisabeth Revol 7600m Diamir Tomek will undertake the 7th expedition with and is planning to take the Messner route from the Diamir face. He & his partner will make an ascent, possibly by the Messner route as well. After many struggles and several years of joint and team expeditions, Tomek decided to go to Nanga with Eli. Tomek: "I am most effective climbing on my own, taking my own route and going at my own rhythm in small team alpine style. My attention isn't distracted, I'm focused on specific actions and follo
You've made it! Welcome to my fundraising page. I know, I know, I'm really not too sure why I entered, I quite like having 10 toenails and 2 nipples but alas there's no going back now. I will be running for the MS Society. They are the biggest charitable funder of MS research in the UK. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects the brain and spinal cord. Once diagnosed, MS stays with you for life, but treatments and specialists can help you to manage the condition and its symptoms. MS is complex, and has many symptoms. More than 100,000 people in the UK have MS. Symptoms usually start in your 20s and 30s and it affects almost three times as many women as men. The cause is unknown and a cure is yet to be found, but research is progressing fast. The MS Society funds research, provides grants, campaigns for change, provides information and support, invests in MS specialists and lends a listening ear to those who need it. My own struggle is a daunting 31 week, 121 run, 667-mile training plan and of course the final BIG day. But despite how mammoth this task seems, thinking of those close to me who are living with MS puts everything into perspective and continues to motivate and inspire me as I hope it will for you too. So when donating be a babe and give generously :) Please feel free to join me anytime whilst I pound the pavements of London & Essex. Thank you all so much!Much love Toni x
Hi OPG, As some of you may have heard, Zeina's son, Tommy, has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) last week. Tommy is currently hospitalized in Paris and as you can imagine this is an incredibly difficult moment for their entire family. Many of you asked how they could help or provide support to Zeina and her family. After discussing with her, she felt that even though Tommy is provided with great care in Paris, supporting research on Leukemia and improving the environment of the kids in hospital is what is the most needed today for kids suffering from Leukemia. With that in mind, for those of you who want to support Tommy and all kids suffering from similar illness, we will organize a collect for the Laurette Fugain association. It is a french association who's mission is to fight Leukemia and has been also supporting The Trousseau hospital where Tommy is currently hospitalized. Its mission is structured around three main pillars: * supporting medical research on leukemia* mobilizing around Life Gifts (blood, platelets, bone marrow, cord blood, plasma and organs) ) that are essential to the patients healing journey* helping the patients and their familiesThe website is in French however if you have any questions feel free to ask Emmanuel, Maryna, or any other french speaker that can help you navigate their content Thank you for your support.
Salut les amis!Comme avant chaque hiver nous lançons notre collecte: Nos amis sans-abris sont en perpétuelle demande de duvets, de tentes et de produits d'hygiènes. Les kits que nous distribuons visent à améliorer le quotidien des personnes vivant dans des conditions précaires, ainsi que leur estime de soi et leur dignité... C’est pour cela que nous organisons une collecte pour pouvoir acheter ces produits d'hygiènes, gants, chaussettes, bonnets, echarpes, duvets, abri anti-vent et tentes dans le but d’aider un maximum de personne. Aidez nous à aider nos amis de la rue...la collecte c'est aussi :2,5 euros = un kit hygiène.2,5 euros = un kit repas.Même un euro c'est déjà une grande aide! N'hésitez pas à partager ce lien pour qu'on puisse continuer nos actions solidaires. Donnez selon vos moyens Un euro = un geste solidaire :)0% de frais de gestion --- > 100% réservée aux nécessiteux.*******************************************************************************************************Par ailleurs, des collectes sont prévues tous les mercredis:au local d’Une Goutte de Soleil : Boutique de Quartier Karman/111 rue André Karman-93300 Aubervilliers de 18h30 à 19h30(pour une question de logistique et d'organisation merci de nous envoyer un message 48h avant de venir) Le kit hygiène est composé d'un savon/gel douche/shampoing/dentifrice/ brosse à dents/ déodorant/rasoir pour les hommes & serviettes hygiéniques pour les femmes/parfums si possible & petites serviettes de bain. Pour les kits repas nous avons besoin de : petites bouteilles d'eau/jus de fruits/gâteau en sachets individuel/soupe en boîte/café/thé/chocolat/sucre/ compotes (tout ce qui ce conserve)/gobelets/touillettes (nous y ajoutons des sandwichs et fruits frais les jours de distribution(maraudes)) Nous avons besoin de toutes les bonnes volontés pour nous aider à collecter des produits.*******************************************************************************************************Quelques astuces pour collecter les kits hygiènes :Solution n° 1Sur votre lieu de travail, organisez une collecte : chaque employé emmène une brosse à dents, un tube de dentifrice et/ou un savon. Une manière de sensibiliser vos collègues à la misère qui nous entoure et de leur permettre de faire une bonne action ! Solution n°2Vous allez faire un séjour à l'hôtel ? Bon nombre des produits d'hygiène mis à disposition des clients ne sont pas utilisés à 100%. Quel dommage de les jeter... Demandez à l'hôtelier s'il peut avoir la gentillesse de vous les mettre de côté ? Solution n°3Vous n’avez pas le temps : vous pouvez effectuer un don à l’association Une Goutte de Soleil1. En effectuant une donation sur ce site sécurisé2. En envoyant un chèque à l’ordre d’Une Goutte de Soleil à l’adresse suivante :Boutique de Quartier KarmanAssociation Une Goutte de Soleil111 rue André Karman93300 Aubervilliers3. En faisant un virement sécurisé par paypal (destinataire : email@example.com)en cliquant ici :https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=LTZEKYJWSZSJJ Solution n°4Participez à nos soirées solidaire « Bless Paris » (humoriste/djs/live music le tout pour 5 euros reversés à nos actions solidaires!)Restez au courant sur notre page facebook : Une Goutte de Soleil Parlez-en autour de vous et aidez nos amis sans abris quand vous les croisez.Un simple sourire est déjà un grand firstname.lastname@example.org
PsyClean Crew needs a wind- and waterproof area!After 5 years of working in the field, endless efforts to install tarps to keep the crew dry and warm, we're now looking forward to The Dome. This star-tent will be the centre of our community, a dry and cosy space for our eco-warriors. About the projectThe PsyClean Crew is a volunteer-based initiative aiming towards more environmental awareness on open-air events. By involving "regular" festival visitors, we're inviting them to a life-changing journey. Here they face the other side of a commercial event, gain some ecological sensitivity and get the chance to work as a team fuelled by love and acceptance. It is our hope, that this knowledge is then shared with their friends – also "regular" visitors – and together we can create a critical mass of conscious and respectful festival visitors.The PsyClean Crew has worked on almost 30 festivals, involving more than 350 volunteers, who have dedicated their time and energy to stand up for the greener future, regardless of the atmospheric conditions, repeatedly and many times.Now we'd like to award their contribution with a 100% waterproof and cosy community tent. As a project we can't afford to buy The Dome without the help of You. About The DomeOur new community area will provide dry seating spots for ~80 volunteers. We'll equip it with carpets, bean-bags, shoe cases, coat hangers/dryers and a small tea/coffee station, where they can always grab a warm drink. It will be illuminated with solar-powered lights. It will be a perfect space to rest after working hard in the field. :-) Please meet The Dome!All the sides can be closed with zipped walls if needed for better wind/water protection. We've already received a price offer for The Dome from the local factory in Poland, the closest manufacturer to our location. Our crowd-funding goal represents this price offer plus the campaign costs. Click to make a contribution.* Give what you can.* All payments are secureThank you!The PsyClean Crew