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One of the most essential ways we can support and encourage one another as special needs families is to actually support and encourage each other! An overlooked way we have of doing so it to take up each others’ causes. Every cause isn’t as personal as last week’s Cause of the Week Award to Caryn Haluska, some causes represent small organizations or small fundraising drives for special needs interests.
Each week, I will look over nominations or sites I know of personally and will recommend a Cause of the Week. Like Caryn’s post last week, each post for this award will include a link to donate to that cause. I realize that, just like me, you don’t all have extra money lying around. But you do have the power of social media. You might not be able to give $5 for a friend but you could tweet a couple times for them, couldn’t you? Maybe share a link on Facebook about their need?
If we work together we can build each other up, and help each other. That’s what a community is, right? And we’re a very special community made up of extremely caring people so it only stands to reason we would want to support each other.
Now, I did put up a widget for a special surprise we were given, a chance to buy an iPad for $199 from Apps for Children with Special Needs - something that would help the boys with therapy in so many different ways. So right now there is a widget in the sidebar for my guys.
But I try hard not to promote my own needs here too much. The Cause of the Week is my chance to give back to the Special Needs community. And it’s a way for you to do so as well.
The special needs community: More important than any one of us
Here’s the thing. This is one small thing I can do. And will do. To make a small difference. There are other things in the works here at the Cafe. Because as much as I need to earn a living here online (and mostly do through my writing and editing) I want to make connections and help raise awareness of this remarkable community of individuals.
We are special needs families, organizations, clubs, blogging clubs, writers, and dreamers; but we are so much more. We are capable of great things. Will you join me?
Here’s what you can do:
There are a lot of great causes out there, but here is what we will limit it to:
Take part in the special needs cause of the week and nominate a worthy cause for a profile post and more exposure to their cause, and a donation widget or button to stay in place on my sidebar through the following week. My social media efforts for the week will also work to support their endeavors. Help me support special needs families, won’t you?