by Stephanie Berenbaum – updated October 3rd, 2014
Day of Atonement
Tonight is the start of Yom Kippur – the holiest day of the year for Jews. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement – a time for looking back over the past year, asking for forgiveness for wrongdoings and thinking about what you want to do differently over the coming year. Don’t worry – if you have a long list, you’re not alone!
No matter what religion you are, taking a day to reflect and really think about the changes you want to make in your own life seems like a good idea to us…
Nourishment for Body and Soul
One of the most famous aspects of Yom Kippur is that it involves a day long fast. Anyone who has ever fasted knows it is impossible to do so and not think about those around the world who are hungry and malnourished on a daily basis. Which immediately got us thinking about one of our favorite Fab & Fru charities – Planting Peace.
The Huge Difference a Dollar Makes
We’ve written in the past about how Planting Peace is tackling (among other issues) the problem of intestinal worms in children around the world. These worms cause severe malnourishment. The good news? These deadly worms can be stopped with the use of de-worming medication – which costs only a penny per dose. That means for $1 you can de-worm 100 children! So don’t think that just because you don’t have much to give you may as well not give at all. You just need to know which charities really know how to stretch a buck.
So, yes, it turns out just $1 really can help save lives – 100 of them! Whether it’s Planting Peace or another charity, and whether you are observing Yom Kippur or not, we think it’s a great day to reflect on your own life. And realize that even with limited finances, you can start making a difference – today!| Print