Philanthropists With a Golden Heart
1. Randy Wooten, Musician and Philanthropist
When he was growing up in Missouri, Randy Wooten was bred on the philosophy of equality for all mankind. Now that he’s grown older, and gained a keener understanding of life, this philosophy has become even more ingrained in his set of beliefs. His philanthropic spirit and activities across Los Angeles, California bears witness of that.
Charles Wooten, who is a musician and filmmaker, grasps every opportunity that he can get to do a kindly deed towards reducing human suffering and want. His music and films bear the message of hope for all humanity, and focuses on problems that afflict humankind. It is however in the magnanimous power of music that he taps to spread his message of hope.
With the belief that music carries interminable capabilities, he believes that if people could effectively tap into the power of music the world could be a far better place. He has written extensively about the healing power of music in his blog and social media postings. His philanthropic nature however does not stop with producing great music and films. If this were the case, we wouldn’t be talking about philanthropy. He uses every opportunity that he can lay hands on to help an ailing soul; doesn’t matter whether it is his neighbor requiring a whispered word or comfort or a hungry and homeless family looking for shelter, Randy delves into it all as if his life depended on it.
In fact, come to think of it, most of his life is built around philanthropic courses. He has fed the hungry, clothed the threadbare, sheltered the homeless, and whispered a message of hope to more than one soul. In all his philanthropic undertakings, he has always lets his music play a pivotal role. One of the successful events that put a smile on his radiant face is the charitable concerts he organizes at Bread and Roses Café in California. He has also been a regular volunteer at St, Joseph’s Center in California. He has also dedicated most of his efforts to addressing issues of the homeless people who he feels are perpetually exposed to dangerous living conditions.
To add zest to his philanthropic campaigns, he uses the social media and has proved that the social media can be as effective as any other tool in spreading the message of hope and cajoling people to take up the spirit of philanthropy.
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2. Sharon Youkin
In our fast, furious and overly capitalistic world, it is hard to come across young people who offer their time for volunteer services to the community. The few that exist are worth every ounce of recognition that results from doing a humanitarian deed.
Sharon L. Youkin is the director of MEDic, a program that provides free health clinics in Madison. The program is however but one of the volunteer services that she takes part in. with every minute that she can spare, Sharon also encourages other young people to chip in towards community services. She has a big heart for humanity, which has not gone unrewarded; the Medic program that she oversees was recently awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award for its work in the community. To her, this was a well-earned recognition for the efforts of her active team which draws most of its membership from the University of Wisconsin, school of medicine. The students who volunteer in various clinics around the state are exposed gain experience while at the same doing their bit to reduce human suffering.
Apart from running the Medic volunteering program, Sharon also takes personal initiate to engage in various voluntary activities. She looks after children, engages in environmental cleanup exercises and educates on the importance of proper diet and exercise. In this age of social media, she attests that the social media plays a crucial role in helping her disseminate information to the world.
As with every other task, the work of alleviating human suffering and misery, more so through medical work is not easy and always calls for various cautions and self-sacrifice. For Sharon, the strong conviction that every human being deserves to be treated with a fair amount of dignity wins over everything else. She is always willing to dive deep into the problems of the various suffering-afflicted people regardless of religion, race or ideological standings. She believes that voluntary work calls for a large amount of selflessness which most young people find hard to gather. “It is hard to find individuals who are willing to selfless devote their time, resources and energy for a charitable course, “she says.
Sharon Youkin is truly a diva in the footsteps of Mother Teresa. Her compassionate nature and spirit continue to earn her much respect among her friends, family and other philanthropists. If all people in the world were to have a heart as gracious as her, then the world would be a far better place.