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If I Could Start a Charitable Organization It Would Be Called The Connection

Updated on March 27, 2012

A Dream Come True

Starting a charitable organization that was there to care for the elderly, kids, and animals in a time of need which was almost self sufficient would be a dream come true, There would be solar panels on every roof, large urns and tanks for rainwater, gardens and livestock (not to kill) for food consumption, and the greatest asset of all a chance for all to connect and get back to basics. The ability to pay would not be a concern due to donations and the facility being basically self sufficient.

This hub was inspired by a question submitted by Peggy W asking "If you could start a charitable organization what would it be and why?" Although this hub is definitely on the larger side of charitable organization, it is a dream that would allow so many to feel needed, useful, understand the gifts given by nature never utilized, and that no matter what age or species we can all be of help to one another.

We All Want the Connection or Need a Little Help Every Now and Then

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The Facility Itself and Services Provided

The facility would be in the country with different quarters for those looking for an alternative. Like the elderly not wanting to enter an assisted care facility, children who through no fault of their own are left to group housing facilities, and everything from dogs, cats, birds, chickens, goats, etc. who just need a second chance at a good home.

Those that were able would help with everything from picking vegetables from the garden to helping cook supper with the veggies they picked. Gathering eggs from the chicken coops or feeding and cleaning up. There would be a large community center where the elderly could help with homework or the children could help the elderly with new technology. There would be crafts made and a gift shop and online sight where they could be sold to help cover expenses.

Education services along with regular schooling, (public) for the children would be provided on everything from learning to be self sufficient to having a sense of well being and purpose about themselves.

Children would learn that, "Just saying no" to drugs/booze is easy because when they're told it will make them feel good and have a better time, they will reply and know they already feel good because they are high on life and will have a much better time without them. They would also learn to be independent and be on their own, being taught everything from how to cook, DIY maintenance, balancing a check book and creating budgets, to business management and how the facility was run.

The elderly would have a sense of purpose whether helping in the garden, teaching a craft or just giving a hug when needed. They would feel loved. cherished and appreciated as they should instead of just set aside to finish their years where there strengths and abilities are ignored and forgotten.

All the animals would be loved and cared for in ways they probably hadn't seen in their lifetimes, while all along giving the gift needed by so many, of pure unconditional love.

Well that's my charitable organization. A dream probably at best, but one that can't help but make you feel good and that lets you know my reason why. Have an incredible day


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      Charlu 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi Eddy Thank you so much for your words of encouragement and support This is something I have thought of for years. Your votes comments and encouragement along with others just may make it possible. Have a incredible day and now it is morning so time to go read one of your inspiring poems. Take Care

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Oh yes my friend I think you would be on a winner here so why not just go ahead ??Just think how many people would benefit ;great hub.

      I am voting this one up up and away plus a bookmark.

      Take care and enjoy your day.


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      Charlu 5 years ago from Florida

      Thanks Neil with all this encouragement I better get to work right? Thanks for your support and sharing. Make it a great day.

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      Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      Get started! :-)

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      Charlu 5 years ago from Florida

      Wow and thank you sunkentreasure that is an amazing poem that tells it all. I have tears in my eyes. Thank you ever so much for sharing and if (when) The Connection becomes a reality this poem will hang in the entrance. Thanks again and may you and yours have a spectacular day.

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      To go to the ends of the world

      to help a stranger

      To give someone incredible kindness

      they will never forget

      To treat animals and all of nature

      with respect and compassion

      These are the things that give life true purpose.

      To value your special uniqueness

      as a beautiful child of God

      To elevate your mind

      with the higher value of integrity

      To upgrade your living environment

      planting seeds to enrich the soul

      To give a child caring devotion

      so they feel they are loved

      To rise above your circumstances

      with faith in the power of God

      And with the purity of healing love

      in your heart

      your life will know no boundaries.

      © Bernard Levine

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      Charlu 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi Peggy It is definitely a dream that could bring so many so much. If I ever win the powerball (well I wouldn't need that much) it's a done deal. I've even pictured how the housing would be set up, gardens, petting zoo, etc. If I ever get it started I will definitely let you know. Thanks for such an inspiring question, your comments, sharing, and your votes. Take Care

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Oh my gosh, Charlu, you have just described a utopia. Combining the elderly who still have much to give, even if only capable of just telling stories and giving hugs and smiles, along with children who need a good home while learning solid values in life, and of course, all of those lovely animals who may have come in need of rescuing, but once feeling safe and secure only add to the total is a dream worth realizing! I even like your name..."The Connection." If you ever get it started, let me know! I'll be one of your biggest supporters! All the up votes except funny and will definitely be sharing this! Great job on answering my question!