Take the Danseurs Sans Frontières / Dancers Without Borders Challenge.
For one week...
1. Each and every time you think about buying something... ask yourself if it is a need (food, water, shelter, medicine or safety) or a want. Be honest. Café lattes are not necessary. Costumes are not necessary. A new CD? A hipscarf? Fabulous pair of new jeans? Eating out? A haircut? Earings? A book?
Search yourself and ask, do I need this, or would the money be better spent on someone whose life hangs in the balance?
2. At the end of the week (or sooner...if you don't need that much time to think about it) donate the amount of money that you didn't need to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
MSF is a medical relief organization dedicated to bringing help to people in the worst circumstances in the world. MSF goes where other relief organizations will not. Where circumstances are the most dangerous, the most desperate and the most hopeless... you will find Médecins Sans Frontières. MSF is transparent and neutral without any political or religious affiliations, and does not accept donations from Pharmaceutical companies or companies that make Tobacco or Alcohol. Part of their job is to witness and report violations of human rights and dignity. MSF helps all persons who need them, regardless of their race, religion, politics or gender. MSF won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.
To learn more and to donate - visit their website:
Australia: MSF Australia
International: MSF International